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Best Dressed family feast

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Hamilton Smoke House baked ham.
Winner Toni-Ann Brooks (second left) with from left: Lorraine Kemble, brand manager of The Best Dressed Chicken, Evette Hendricks (right) acting marketing manager of The Best Dressed Chicken, and Sheron Brooks are all smiles.
David Edghill and Toni-Ann Brooks enjoying their Christmas meal prepared by Jacqui Tyson. Brooks is the grand winner of The Best Dressed Chicken's 12 Chefs of Christmas, of $600,000 worth of groceries for the year.
Toni-Ann Brooks and her family and friends had a very merry Christmas feast.
Crown roast of lamb.
Evette Hendricks (right) acting marketing manager of Best Dressed Chicken, Jacqui Tyson, (left) and Lorraine Kemble, brand manager of Best Dressed Chicken make a presentation to a very elated Toni-Ann Brooks.
Best Dressed Chicken 12 Chef dinner for Toni-Ann Brooks and Super prize winner of $600,000 worth of Groceries for the year with her family and friends at her residence at Keystone Road in Spanish Town in St Catherine on Monday, December 26, 2016.
Candied plantains.
Tyson preparing a baked ham for Brooks and her family.
Toni-Ann Brooks Christmas Day menu prepared by chef Jacqui Tyson.
Tyson's Mac & Cheese.
Fresh from the garden salad.
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Monday, which was observed nationally as Christmas Day, was indeed merry for Keystone, Spanish Town, St Catherine resident, Toni-Ann Brooks.

Her family and friends in the community were treated to a delightful feast by famed chef, Jacqui Tyson. Toni-Ann was the grand winner of The Best Dressed Chicken 12 Chefs of Christmas promotion. Not only did she get her dinner prepared by a master, she also won $600,000 worth of groceries for a year.

An elated Brooks told Food: "I have always bought The Best Dressed Chicken, so it was natural for me to enter the promotion. I thought that it would have been really cool if I actually won because at least, this time, mommy could get a break from cooking."

Brooks said when she heard she had won, at first, she thought it was a prank. "But after speaking to the representative a little longer, I realised it was real. I was super excited to win because I have never won anything like this before. And, I got my wish - now mommy could really get a break!"

It was a dinner with all the trappings - roasted chicken, baked ham, candied plantains, roasted rack of lamb, and the cherry on top - Tyson's Aunt Enid's English Christmas plum pudding.

"Everything Chef Jacqui Tyson prepared was awesome,"said Brooks. "However, my favourites were the ham and mac and cheese. I think this promotion by The Best Dressed Chicken is truly amazing and my family and I are very grateful that we won. And then to come out as the super prize winner of $600,000 worth of groceries for one year was unexpected, but very much welcomed."