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Kgn Kitchen 2014: a delicious affair

Published:Thursday | September 4, 2014 | 12:00 AM
The University of Technology hospitality and tourism management team preparing for their eager customers.
Amoy and Tash show off delights from Levy's Goodies.
Amanda McCreath of Gourmet Jamaica catered to the sweet tooth.
Gourmet Jamaica's mouth-watering taste of dessert heaven.
Best Dressed Chicken's presentation of chimichurri jerked chicken, shrimp penne pasta and an assortment of vegetables.
Mango-glazed pigs' tails from Jacqui Tyson's Reggae Jammin Café.
A family affair: Donald Gayle (left), Weynika Bent-Evans (second left), Stephanie Lumley and chef Brian Lumley (right) all focused on the one who holds their affection: baby Abriana Gayle.
Teriyaki chicken from The Food Factory
Sesame chicken from The Food Factory.
Vegetable lovers were in for a treat with stir fried vegetables with noodles from The Food Factory.
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Krysta Anderson, Lifestyle Reporter

The threat of rain did not stop lovers of things food from making their way to Hope Gardens in St Andrew last Saturday for one of the highly anticipated annual foodie events: Kgn Kitchen.

With umbrellas in hand, eager patrons boarded the shuttle bus at Hope Garden's main parking lot and were pretty soon remarking at the realisation that the journey was but a mere stone's throw away from the shindig.

Black pavement
starting from the entrance to the rear of the gardens was lined with a
flowing wave of seating, which was parted by the sea of colourful booths
filled with sumptuous fare, all located on either side of the
banking.

Thanks to culinary specialists, the likes of
poultry moguls Best Dressed Chicken and veteran Jacqui Tyson's Reggae
Jammin Café, foodies had a wide array of delectable meals to
savour.

Rainforest offered a variety of delicious
seafood dishes, while the University of Technology's hospitality and
tourism management department wooed the crowd with their sumptuous
offerings.

Songstress and chef Susan Couch showed her
range and diversity, adding melody to simplicity by incorporating
original sauces with her offerings.

Salad dressers
Springvale redefined pumpkin by turning it into ketchup, which was
sampled with open palates. And Belcour, which showcased its cookbook,
gave life to organic living.

Street Beats food truck
and Dominoes Pizza spiced things up with lighter, fun-size meals, while
Food Factory went all out with presenting chicken, fish and vegetarian
dishes as well as desserts.

To top it all off, this
year's staging highlighted the guilty pleasures of all things sweet:
From Levy's Goodies to Damgood Brownies, Gourmet Jamaica to Chocolate
Dreams, diets were long forgotten as patrons aspired to satisfy their
sweet tooth.

The new crazes around town - that is,
confectionery heaven Candy Craze and frozen yoghurt paradise Tutti
Frutti - were also on board to kick sweetness into
overdrive.

Of course, Pure Country was on hand to
refresh and replenish worked-up thirsts. The FAME FM and Top Shelf teams
served up an array of cocktails.

DJ Cyrus heated
things up with popular selections, as families and friends attempted to
fill their stomachs in-between sporadic
raindrops.

Overall, Kgn Kitchen once again managed to
deliver the complete gastronomic
package.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com

Photos by Brian McCalla/Freelance Photographer