Jamaican-born Albert and Malenda Bartley who own Top Taste Jamaican Restaurant in Kingston, New York, were pleased to find out that Albert was nominated for a James Beard Foundatpption Award (JBFA) in 2020 Best Chef: New York State category.
The JFB is a non-profit organisation aimed at celebrating, nurturing, and honouring chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.
Each year, scheduled around James Beard’s birthday on May 5, the JBFA recognises chefs, restaurateurs, authors and journalists.
The prestigious award has been bestowed on several Jamaicans.
Located on the Hasbrouck Avenue walk-in, they are reported to provide the best of Jamaican cuisine in New York.