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BLOG: Quick fire interview with the F&B@Sea Awards judges - Kimberley Brock

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Ahead of the inaugural F&B@Sea Awards taking place at F&B@Sea on 11 April 2024, we caught up with Margie Jones to get her thoughts on why the awards are crucial to the industry and what she thinks makes for a stand-out entry.

Kimberly Brock Brown, CEPC, CCA, AAC, American Culinary Federation, Board of Directors member and immediate past National President 

Why did you choose to be a judge for the inaugural F&B@Sea Awards? 
I consider this an honor to be a part of this historic event!   

In your view, why are the F&B@Sea Awards crucial for the industry? 
It raises awareness of what the industry is capable of doing and the high level of service given in such a confined space. Bragging rights to those who are going above and beyond the pale. It lets others know what is possible for your company/group on the high seas.  

What advice would you give to companies considering entering the awards? 
 A game only! If you really have to think about it, you are probably not ready to win.  

What, in your opinion, constitutes a standout entry? 
Exemplary services, cutting edge skills, a can do mindset.   

What are the top three criteria you prioritize when evaluating an entry? 
Uniqueness, skill level, replicable    

Lastly, what are the three F&B trends in 2024 that excite you the most? 
More craft cocktails with low or no alcohol. Tastier plant based options. keeping those cuisine fusions going! 

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