One grand din­ner

Jamaica Gleaner - - FOOD -

THE QUES­TION of what to do for Christ­mas din­ner will get a de­li­cious an­swer for 12 lucky win­ners in The Best Dressed Chicken 12 Chefs of Christ­mas pro­mo­tion.

Now in its third year, the pro­mo­tion of­fers cus­tomers who buy The Best Dressed Chicken a chance to win Christ­mas din­ner pre­pared ex­clu­sively by 12 of Ja­maica’s best chefs.

Of the 12 win­ners, one per­son also gets the bonus prize of $600,000 in gro­ceries for a year. In a de­par­ture from the first two edi­tions of the pro­mo­tion, where each of the chefs de­liv­ered gourmet Christ­mas din­ners to the homes of the win­ners, this year all 12 win­ners and their guests will be fêted at a grand din­ner — with all the trimmings of the hol­i­days. Each win­ner will be as­signed their own per­sonal chef so, to­gether, the win­ner and the chef can plan a feast that best cel­e­brates their unique fam­ily.

CULI­NARY TASTES.

“The Best Dressed Chicken is al­ways en­thu­si­as­tic about the im­por­tance of fam­ily, and so we thought it would be fan­tas­tic for us to add even deeper mean­ing to the hol­i­days by bring­ing all the win­ning fam­i­lies to­gether in one space,” said For­rest Henry, vi­cepres­i­dent, sales and mar­ket­ing at The Best Dressed Chicken.

The grand din­ner takes place on De­cem­ber 26 at a lo­ca­tion to be re­vealed. “We’re call­ing this our won­der­land and while we’re not go­ing to re­veal the lo­ca­tion just yet, our win­ners can count on it be­ing truly re­mark­able,” said For­rest-Henry.

She con­tin­ued, “Es­sen­tially, we’re say­ing, ‘You’ve had us at your ta­ble, now here’s a chance to en­joy be­ing at ours.” Chef Michele Wil­liams shows off her oregano-lemon but­ter roasted chicken with jerk sausage and herbed bread stuff­ing. Gospel artiste Kevin Down­swell joins Chef Michele Wil­liams (left) and Joan For­rest-Henry, vice-pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing, Best Dressed Chicken, af­ter his per­for­mance at the launch of The Best Dressed Chicken 12 Chefs of Christ­mas pro­mo­tion at Eman­ci­pa­tion Park last Fri­day. THIS YEAR’S 12 chefs are: Steve Sowa, ex­ec­u­tive chef, Half Moon Ho­tel; Ravi Anne, group ex­ec­u­tive chef, Jew­els Re­sorts; Daniel Sch­weizer, ex­ec­u­tive chef, God­dard Cater­ing Group; An­dre Fowles, sous-chef Miss Lily’s (Ja­maican restau­rant in New York) and a fi­nal­ist in Food Net­work’s Chopped series; Gariel Ferguson, ‘master of the grill’; Johnoi Reid, ex­ec­u­tive chef, The Cliff Ho­tel and Spa Re­sort; Si­mone Walker-Bar­rett, lec­turer at Utech’s School of Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism and con­cep­tu­aliser of Street Food Satur­days; Jac­qui Tyson, culi­nary artist, JTyson Events and Cater­ing; Lor­raine Fung, owner of Cater­ing by Lor­raine; Michele Wil­liams, owner of Move­able Feast Cater­ers; Charisma Henry, owner of Pink Apron Cater­ers; and Haleem Card, owner of 17 Lay­ers.

To en­ter the pro­mo­tion, cus­tomers must pur­chase The Best Dressed Chicken Whole Chicken, Mixed Parts, Re­seal­ables, or Chilled Tray Packs and re­tain the re­ceipt. Re­trieve the en­try code on the card in­side the pack­age and text the code to 564-6500. Cor­rectly com­plete The Best Dressed Chicken cam­paign slo­gan:

THE BEST DR_SS_D CH_CKEN DI F_VOURI_E which ap­pears on the card, and re­tain the card.

Chef An­dre Fowles’ ‘An­dre’s wicked wings’.

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