Kgn Kitchen 2014: a delicious affair
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.
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
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
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
Songstress and chef Susan Couch showed her
range and diversity, adding melody to simplicity by incorporating
original sauces with her offerings.
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
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
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
Overall, Kgn Kitchen once again managed to
deliver the complete gastronomic
Photos by Brian McCalla/Freelance Photographer