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Bachelor Chef launches fourth south-western barbecue

Published:Thursday | October 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Jodi-Ann Walker (left) serves up a flavourful hors d'oeuvres dream to Ryan Silvera of CB Foods (second left), Tina Hamilton of Copperwood Pork (second right); Andrew Raymore of CB Foods.
Tina Hamilton (left) and Andrew Raymore caught liming at the launch of the Bachelor Chef Cook-out.
Brian Hamilton (left) gives a shake of confidence to Bachelor Chef Shea Stewart.
Brian Sterling caught in action grilling pork sausage kebabs. Photos by Brian McCalla

Krysta Anderson, Gleaner Writer

What once started as a small backyard lime for Bachelor Chef Shea Stewart progressively grew into a highly anticipated palatably pleasing affair.

Last Thursday night, exactly a week ago, the Bachelor Chef Cookout team officially launched their annual foodie event: Bachelor Chef Cook-out South Western Barbecue at the Tiki Hut (formerly Kabana) on Constant Spring Road.

The new culinary frontier being offered to Jamaica will be celebrating its fourth staging on Sunday, November 2, and they will be coming bigger and better this time around. Commemorating the occasion by dedicating its launch exclusively to their sponsors, the intimately gathered group included members of CB Foods, CPJ, Sagicor, as well as Nestlé.

Host Garth Williams formally began the proceedings, entertaining the laid-back crowd in between congratulatory speeches and plans for the upcoming cook-out, and even gave out prizes to those who were attentively listening, all in keeping with the theme; they were required to give their rendition of a southern accent in order to answer questions and claim their reward.

With a promising menu of succulent bourbon glazed barbecue chicken, three types of wings (spicy buffalo mango barbecue and sweet chili), sweet chilli, crispy Texan beer battered fish, 12-hour smoked barbecue ribs, three-cheese mac and cheese, Bachelor Chef's gourmet slaw and corn on the cob for the event, it will be hard to resist the arrest of uniquely enthralling flavours.

Family fun

The all-day event is designed for the entire family, and will include a fun-filled Kiddies Village, so guests are encouraged to come out early. Patrons will also be treated to the dynamic musical mixes by guest DJs Chrome and Narity. And naturally, food lovers and newcomers will be wowed by the south-western barbecue experience delivered with an authentic Jamaican twist.

Specially invited guests at the launch who began the night sipping an exotic Scotch bonnet lemonade closed it off with the savoury indulgence of bacon wrapped shrimp, pork sausage kebabs, beer batter fish with tartar sauce on nacho chips, bourbon glazed chicken satay and vegetable spring rolls with deep southwest chili.

So save the date: Sunday November 2, 2014 Bachelor Chef Cookout: South-western BBQ, Tiki Hut, 2-11pm. For more information, visit their Facebook page at, or check out their Instagram @BCCookout.