Jamaica Takes over The James Beard House in New York

Jamaica Takes over The James Beard House in New York

“Savoring Jamaica” Debuts at the

James Beard House Featuring Chefs from Montego Bay and Kingston to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Winnipeg, Canada 

The Chef’s Advocate, a New York City-based boutique culinary marketing and events management firm, has partnered with the James Beard Foundation to host “ Savoring” on Wednesday, November 7 at the James Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village.

The evening will kick-off at 7:00 p.m. with passed hors d’oeuvre prepared by Chef Christina Simonitsch (Simo’s Bread & Catering, Jamaica) and Chef Noel Cunningham (Cuisine by Noel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) and be paired with various Appleton Estate Rum blends cocktails. Following the reception, guests will enjoy a five-course dinner paired with wine, prepared and presented by chef Hugh Sinclair (Chef Irie Spice, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL); Gariel Ferguson (Rib Kage, Jamaica); Robin Lumsden (Belcour Preserves, Jamaica); and Colin Hylton (The Guilt Trip, Jamaica).

The dinner will honor the island’s culinary traditions while showcasing their culinary talent and ability to take Jamaican cuisine to new heights; expanding its flavors, ingredients, and dishes on a global stage. The partnership with the James Beard Foundation is one that was a natural fit based on its mission to celebrate and honor chefs making America’s food culture more diverse and delicious for everyone. Americans have had a fascination with Jamaican cuisine with favorites to include jerk chicken and curry goat, with its influence extending into other cultural cuisines as well.

Tickets for this special evening are $140 for James Beard Foundation members and $180 for non-members and available by calling 212-627-2308; Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information about “Jamaica Night” go to For more information on the evening’s culinary team and to request interviews with the chefs, contact Sheree Williams at   or 510-681-5091.

Noel Cunningham

October 11th, 2018

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