Past winner of The Food Network’s Chopped cooking competition, Andre Fowles, will be a special guest at the second annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, Washington DC. The Jamaican chef is slated to take part in the celebrity chef cook-off at the event, which will be held on Sunday, June 18 at the RFK Stadium Festival Lawn at Oklahoma Avenue.
Fowles, who now works at Miss Lily’s Restaurant in New York, and formerly at the Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica, will face off with a number of celebrities at the festival during the Jerk Cook-off. The competition will see the chefs competing for cash, bragging rights, and a chance to hold the coveted Dutch Pot Trophy. A panel of judges will be on hand to decide the eventual winner.
With his win on the popular Food Network cooking show and his runner-up placing in the Chopped Champion finals, Fowles is currently one of the most recognizable Jamaican chefs. He specializes in Jamaican cuisine and is expected to take the jerk flavor up a notch with his exotic culinary creations. The cook-off is one of a number of activities happening at the event which patrons look forward to.
Other fun activities taking place on the day will be rides, maypole dancing and hopscotch for the kids in their Kids Zone, as well as musical entertainment for parents and other adults. The artists, who will be performing a mix of reggae and soca on the main stage, include Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Bunji Garlin, and Fay Ann Lyons. There will also be a cultural stage on show before the main stage comes alive, featuring dancers, fire eaters, and spoken word artists.
The second annual Grace Jamaican Jerk festival, Washington DC will attract people from Caribbean, American and Hispanic heritage, living in the multi-ethnic DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area. The inclusion of celebrity chef Andre Fowles comes as the festival continues to solidify its position as a premium entertainment package. Tickets are now available at a number of physical locations across the DMV area, as well as online at http://dcjerkfestival.com/tickets/.
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June 16, 2017 – 2nd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, Washington DC Announced