|The Culinary Pavilion, hosted by Chef Irie Spice, will be the prime area for cooking demonstrations by chefs such as Chef Patrick Simpson, Chef Al Cummings and more. The audience will have their chance to sample some of these offerings and win prizes from sponsors.
One highlight of the pavilion will be the annual Celebrity Cook off where two famous personalities will battle against each other with their best culinary efforts for bragging rights.Local Spectrum News NY1’s news anchor/ reporter, Ruschell Boone and meteorologist, Stacy-Ann Gooden will compete this year. This has developed into an intense rivalry with a lot of trash-talking by both contestants. The winner will walk away with the coveted Dutch Pot trophy and bragging rights; and will join the winner’s circle of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who participated three times, Jamaica’s MP Lisa Hanna, actor Leon from the movie Cool Runnings and Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell, just to name a few.
There’s also a Kids Zone offering face painting, rides and storytelling. Patrons can also stroll and discover unusual novelties, trinkets and their island t-shirts from a number of arts and crafts vendors willing to offer bargain prices for their wares.
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, NY is sponsored by Moneygram, Laparkan Shipping, Tower Isle Patties, Continental Bakery, The Jamaica Tourist Board, HSBC bank and produced by Jamaican Jerk Festival NY, LLC in association with VP Records.
Tickets are valued at $36.00 in advance and $46.00 at the event. Online tickets are available for purchase at : https://jerkfestivalny.com/tickets/.
About NY Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival:
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY has the unique distinction of being “New York’s Biggest Caribbean Food Festival” delivering an enjoyable experience of the highest quality to festival goers. Held annually at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York, the third Sunday in July, the Festival appeals to all ethnicities and key demographics, particularly the vibrant Caribbean communities in the Metro New York. This year’s Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is taking place on July 22nd, 2018. The Festival has been featured in NY 1, NY Daily News, Pix11 & Paste Magazine. Past Festival headliners have included sought after Dancehall, Soca and Reggae Artists: Christopher Martin, Shaggy, Third World, Dexta Daps, Gyptian, Bunji Garlin, and Fay Ann Lyons.
For jerk fest inquiries please contact:
Riddims Marketing, Inc.
Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc.
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