The Jersey Hospitality Association is launching a new three-day Spring hospitality festival called Zest which include a number of exciting events showcasing the best of food, service and skills that are on offer in the Jersey industry.
The festival runs from 3 to 6 April and will include workshops and competitions, including a cocktail-making event, butchery and fishmongery demonstrations and ending with a special community event which will be announced shortly. The three days will also feature special training sessions and tutorials run by the JHA’s partners in organising Zest; Skills Jersey and Highlands College.
“We absolutely want to show off all the best that this industry can offer, both so that people see the variety of careers and skills that hospitality encompasses and also so that people can enjoy the best food and service in Jersey and have some fun. We would love our members to take part at some level, whether that is hosting an event, a full menu or a menu item or a tour or masterclass. This is a not-for-profit event and the idea is for members to do their take on superb hospitality in the style of their own venue,” said Jersey Hospitality Association Chief Executive Simon Soar.
Simon said that the JHA were asking all its members to get involved in the festival and the public will be able to see which venues are taking part on a Zest app which will be live shortly and provide a map and event and menu details. Zest flags will also be available to participating members.
“We’ll be trying to make sure that people can find news about the events and workshops as easily as possible so we have developed the app and we will also be posting regularly on our Facebook and Instagram pages in the run up to and during the festival,” said Simon.