On Wednesday Feb. 19, I was among the more than 100 media personalities/outlets in attendance for the First Annual #JITG9 Foodie-Focus at the Betty Ferguson Auditorium in Miami Gardens. I had a chance to enjoy the best food that will be for sale at the music festival. There will be 50 food stations at Jazz In The Gardens 2014 . Six of the most popular festival chefs from Jazz in the Gardens served up their greatest hits for the media : conch salad, seafood, Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine, BBQ, dessert and more!
On March 15 and 16, 50 festival chefs will be at their Food Village for their 9th year. This year’s food lineup equals the stage performers: LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Mint Condition, Anthony Hamilton, Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Farrell and Boney James.
“There isn’t a better place to eat in South Florida than right here. It’s nice to be able to try a little bit of everything, I can’t decide what I like best. The BBQ is amazing, Chef Winston’s seafood rice is incredible, Keith Reed’s conch salad is the best I’ve ever had, the jerk chicken at the Kingston Delight is the best in South Florida, CuzN Tim’s seafood is super fresh and seriously, the Fruitzen Delite Italian ice is the best I’ve ever had,” said Melissa Dunn, Tamarac.
The six Chefs/Restaurants present at this food preview event were :
Reed & Sons Catering (Conch salad and seafood): Keith Reed, 305-391-3623
Kingston Delight (Jamaican Cuisine): Donovan Thompson, 305-975-0595
CuzN Tim’s Seafood Shack (Seafood): Tim Stewart, 754-246-9375
Catering Concepts & Concessions (Caribbean cuisine), Chef Winston Williams, 561-704-5217, www.cateringcc.com
Fruitzen Delite (Frozen Desserts), Michael Coley, 954-268-0774, www.fruitzendelite.com
Randy’s BBQ & Catering, Randy Mosley, 786-227-1388
Tickets are On Sale Now. visit www.jazzinthegardens.com.
‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
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