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Jamaican Cuisine With Jackie Thomas - Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6 - 7:30 PM
Winooski's own Jackie Thomas will be introducing participants to the flavors and cuisine of Jamaica. Join Jackie for a virtual cooking demo as she guides participants through the steps of preparing Jamaica's national dish - ackee and salted codfish served with fried Johnny Cakes. Learn all about ackee (Akye-fufo), a fruit native to West Africa, and its traditional pairing with codfish that results in a uniquely original meal.
About the instructor: Jacqueline Thomas was born in Jamaica and has over 10 years of management experience working in the hotel and hospitality industry. Previously, she earned a diploma in Tourism while living in Jamaica and holds a diploma in Gourmet Cooking and Catering from Ashworth College in Atlanta, Georgia. For the past six years, Jacqueline has been living and working in Vermont and has held positions at a number of resorts and clubs throughout the state. From restaurant supervisor to hostess to dining room captain and in-house catering supervisor, Jacqueline has ample experience with food and beverage, event décor, and more. In her time off, Jacqueline enjoys decorating events and showing off her delicious meals to family and friends. Jacqueline lives with her loving husband, a native Vermonter, in Winooski, and is mother to a son.