FOOD AND MUSIC: (From left) Channel Programmes & Promotions Manager at Grace Foods Ricardo Smith, smiles for the camera, alongside Assistant Brand Manager at Red Stripe Reshima Kelly and CEO of Downsound Entertainment Joe Bogdanovich
Less than a week away before Reggae Sumfest, Grace Kitchens feted the press with a preview of what’s to come at this Reggae showcase.
On Sunday, at the headquarters of Downsound Records on Belmont Road in New Kingston, Grace Kitchens curated an award-worthy menu of pasta, jerk, and soup dishes – the setting purely festive as members of the media got a sneak peek of the delicious offerings being made available over the two-night main events of the festival.
Title sponsors Red Stripe was not left out of the festivities, with several signature drinks being enjoyed in addition to the world-famous beer and flavored variants.
Channel Programmes and Promotions Manager at Grace Foods and Services, Ricardo Smith told Jamaica Today that it was really a ‘no-brainer’ to partner with the rich tradition of Reggae Sumfest, adding that Grace is committed to catering to every palette.
“All our meals will be totally available to the 20,000 patrons we’re expecting over the two nights. You’ll have the Grace Food Court and the Grace Kitchens Cafe. It’s a jerk theme, so we’re having chicken, tuna, and vegetarian pastas, hotdogs and soups,” he said.
What’s more Grace Foods will be introducing ‘soup satellites’ for those patrons unable to join the queue at the food court and cafe.
The main festival nights of the 2018 staging of Reggae Sumfest are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21 respectively. Heavyweights of Dancehall are slated to perform on night one, with a star-studded cast of reggae acts to headline night two.
By Gavin Riley