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Top Contestants to watch

Published:Thursday | November 20, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Pauline Rainford
Donald Smith
Clive Griffiths
Charlett Dillon,
Carlton Jobson
Norman Chambers
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  • 1. Donald Smith, Hanover Winner - 88.67 points

Donald, who describes himself as young and vibrant, says he honed his skills by cooking for his family of 13. He says these experiences have helped to make him the chef he is today. Going into the competition this Sunday, he boldly declares, "There is no competition for me."

  • 2. Carlton Jobson, Clarendon Winner - 85 points

Ten years ago, Carlton
grew tired of the difficulties he had collecting payment after selling
his chicken, so he started cooking them. Since then, he has established a
profitable pan chicken business. Now he says he has his sights on the
2014 CB Pan Chicken Championship. "I don't want to come second. I just
want to come first, and mi a work towards it," he says.

  • 3. Norman Chambers, KSA Winner - 83 points

Having proven to himself that he can compete against the best, Norman is ready for the finals and to start his own business. "I'm not gonna say I'm better than all the competitors there, because they're good. But I'm gonna give it my best shot," he says.

  • 4. Clive Griffiths, KSA Runner-Up - 81 points

Clive says he is
looking forward to this Sunday, as he corrects the areas in which he's
blundered. "As a small business owner, you are always thinking of
stepping up your business to the next level. When you get the
opportunity, you have to deal with it the best way you can," Clive says.

  • 5. Charlett Dillon, St Ann Winner - 80 points

Having worked with her mother and brothers for more than 10 years, Charlett says she entered the CB Pan Chicken Championship because she wanted to try something new. Having won her parish round, she has proven her skills. "I will win because my seasoning is great. The taste and flavour are different from everyone else's."

  • 6. Pauline Rainford, St Thomas Winner - 80 points

Pauline had only been doing pan chicken for about two and a half years when a friend suggested she enter the CB Pan Chicken Championship. "I had doubts, and I was a bit nervous. But so far it's been unbelievable. I've gained a lot of experience. I don't regret it," Pauline says. "For the finals, I will do my best to win."