Top Jamaican Chef Brian Lumley Wins “Taste Of The Caribbean” Chef of The Year Award

Brian Lumley

Jamaica’s reigning Chef of the Year Brian Lumley walked away with the coveted Caribbean Chef of the Year award at the recently concluded Taste of the Caribbean 2013 Culinary Showcase in Miami, South Florida Caribbean News reports.

This prestigious award is reserved only for the best in class in the field of Culinary Arts. Chef Lumley topped a field of ten elite chefs from across the Caribbean region, earning the only Gold medal awarded in the category group for a unique creation using beef.

“Our congratulations to Chef Lumley on winning this prestigious award. This speaks volumes for our top class cuisine which visitors have grown to appreciate and love,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch. “We look forward to strengthening the relationship with Chef Lumley as we continue to showcase our culturally rich cuisine to a global audience.”

Chef Lumley has been making his mark on the regional culinary landscape over recent years. He has previously demonstrated excellence in his craft by winning the Culinary Federation of Jamaica’s Chef of the Year award in 2008 and most recently again in 2012.

Chef Lumley was thrilled at the announcement and had high praises for his team. “I am absolutely elated about this victory. It a great reward for what has been a long journey. It’s not only a win for myself, but for Team Jamaica. This was a team effort.”

It has been thirteen years since Jamaica captured this top award at the Taste of the Caribbean competition, when Chef Martin Maginley won the Caribbean Chef of the Year award.

Taste of the Caribbean is an annual food and beverage event organized by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourist Association (CHTA), and is designed for the culinary community across the Caribbean region, to network, hone their professional skills and support their colleagues in competition. The event also provides education through various interventions including workshops, seminars, and cooking demonstrations.

The aim of this event is to advance the appreciation for Caribbean cuisine and to create a sustainable platform for exposing the tremendous culinary talent that exists across the region.

For the original report go to

One thought on “Top Jamaican Chef Brian Lumley Wins “Taste Of The Caribbean” Chef of The Year Award

  1. Public relations is no better, having gone through the eras of counting mentions, through to “ad value equivalency”, now creeping into “media ratings points”
    (likely to sound like broadcast’s “gross ratings points”).
    Dominos coupons are likely to offer free of charge gifts, striking discounts and other kinds of advantageous
    combos for consumers. As you’ll be able to see,
    this allows you to maximize your time and money.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s