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B&D Trawling host another SeaBest Pop Up Kitchen

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Shrimp pasta
Roderick Francis (standing) CEO of B&D Trawling speaks with Winston Ormsby general manager of Petcom during the B&D/SeaBest Pop Up Kitchen in downtown Kingston.
Lobster Roll
This diner enjoys the escoveitched fish and bammy during the B&D/SeaBest Pop Up Kitchen in downtown Kingston.

Local seafood exporter B&D Trawling hosted a second pop-up kitchen event at its headquarters in downtown Kingston just before Christmas, to showcase its products. Served between noon and 2 p.m., it attracted hundreds of hungry guests. The fare included lobster roll, escoveitched fish, and shrimp pasta.

According to CEO Roderick Francis, the company recently made the move from being a wholly export outfit to one that now boasts a wholesale outlet.

"Our wholesale outlet is open for business and our retail arm will be open in time for Christmas. In fact, we will be offering a 10 per cent discount to persons who come to our outlet to shop and free delivery for persons who call in their orders. There is no minimum order size for delivery so it can be just a pack of shrimp. The pop-up kitchen is the perfect way to show the public what we offer."

In October, the company inked a deal with American-based seafood giant, Beaver Street Fisheries, to process and package products under the Sea Best brand. The Pop-Up Kitchen will feature a number of chefs who will create amazing dishes utilising all of B&D's products including those in the SeaBest line.

"The first pop-up kitchen was an overwhelming success and this one has been amazing. I am grateful to all who came out and supported the event. We will keep you posted for our next one!" he promised.