Starfish Resort Trelawny, Jamaica.
The coveted Bartender of the Year award as well as the Wray & Nephew award for the Most Creative Rum Drink goes to the ever so dapper, immensely personable 21-year-old Junior Lewis of Starfish Resort Trelawny for his Trelawny Blend - a sophisticated blend of Overproof White Rum, Appleton Rum, pineapple and grapefruit juice.
His Reggae Beat combines ever so subtly vodka, Blue Curacao, clear syrup and lime juice and finally Banana Tease - a sweet-smooth blend of pina colada mix, papaya and pineapple juice - delights all the senses. The confident bartender speaks to Thursday Food about his amazing foray in an industry that commenced at age 18 and was nurtured every step of the way by managers, and fellow teammates at Starfish. Lewis is overjoyed too, by the fact that fellow bartender, in fact the sole female entrant, Avion Reid cops the silver medal.
Half Moon Hotel's Fitzgerald Haughton is announced the winner of Wray & Nephew's Most Creative Vodka Award.
Read the full article:
"Harnessing local talent for Taste of the Caribbean 2008"
by Novia McDonald-Whyte, Lifestyle editor of the JAMAICA
[Thursday, January 17, 2008]
Culinary Federation of Jamaica
The Culinary Federation of Jamaica (CFJ) was formed to bring together the chefs, sous chefs and pastry chefs from across the island.
Photo Information and Credits:
Junior Lewis of Starfish Resort Trelawny (for his Trelawny Blend -above) celebrates with fellow teammate at Starfish Resort Trelawny Avion Reid who copped the silver medal.
Photographer: Garfield Robinson.