Chef Noel Cunningham Gives Canada’s Biggest Food Fest a Taste of Jamaica

Multi-awarded chef and culinary personality Noel Cunningham, an acclaimed chef from Kingston, Jamaica, is bringing a taste of Jamaica to the Toronto Food and Drink Fest 2024, showcasing Jamaica’s rich and diverse cuisine. Presented by Sunwing Vacations and the Jamaica Tourist Board, which will take place at the Metro Convention Centre, Downtown Toronto, from April 5-7. 

The T.O. Food & Drink Festival is a three-day festival in Toronto that celebrates everything from delicious cuisine to innovative cocktails, the city’s best chefs, restaurants, wines, breweries, and live music. The Chef’s Stage is the heart of the festival, where attendees can watch the best local and celebrity chefs create exquisite meals live on stage. The festival promises to be an unforgettable event, with a lineup of magical gastronomy experiences and an incredible atmosphere. 

As Toronto embraces and celebrates its multicultural heritage, Chef Noel Cunningham plays a vital role in showcasing the diverse culinary traditions contributing to the city’s vibrant food scene. With his Caribbean-inspired creations, he has earned the respect and admiration of both food enthusiasts and other members of the culinary fraternity. With each dish he creates, Chef Noel invites diners on a culinary journey to experience the rich tapestry of flavours that make Jamaican cuisine and its original flavours so unique.

Chef Noel’s skills will be on display all weekend as he is set to kick-start the chef stage on Friday at 4 p.m. with his hand-crafted ackee and saltfish croquet, a take on the national dish, during the special preview for the food & drink industry, Media and VIP’s hour. He will also appear on Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and will be closing the chef stage at 4 p.m.

Beyond his culinary creations, Noel is known for his warm and engaging personality. He takes pride in sharing the stories behind his recipes and educating diners about the cultural significance and history of Caribbean cuisine through his cooking demonstrations and appearances on television shows, food festivals, and his debut cookbook. Chef Noel aims to inspire others to embrace the flavours and traditions of the Caribbean.

Come hungry and leave inspired as you embark on a culinary adventure like no other with the Jamaica Tourist Board, Sunwing Vacations and Chef Noel Cunningham at the T.O. Food & Drink Festival.