Spice It Up! Miami to Feature Jamaican Chef Who Defeated Food Network’s Bobby Flay

“Spice It Up! Miami” will feature celebrity Chef Sherone Chin, the Jamaican chef who beat Food Network star Bobby Flay on the television network’s primetime program “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay” in 2009. Flay challenged Chin, then owner of the Mo Bay Restaurant in Harlem, to a contest in preparing Fried Fish Escovitch, a traditional Jamaican dish. The “Throwdown!” judges included Yendi Phillips, Miss Jamaica World 2007. Chris Dobson, a representative of the Jamaica Tourist Board, also participated in the program.

Chef Chin has more than 20 years of experience creating exceptional culinary masterpieces. She follows a simple philosophy: people eat with their eyes before they take their first bite. Chin graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she decided to use her creative abilities in the restaurant sector and developed a fusion of cuisines presented with artistic flair. Among her specialties is a healthy combination of Caribbean, southern, and Latin cuisines. Chef Chin will share her inspirations and love of cooking with those attending Spice It Up! Miami and teach them how to make some of her favorite dishes.

Spice It Up! Miami, now in its third month, is held on the second Friday of every month. Marie Louissaint, the event’s producer, says it offers a place for food lovers to enjoy the flavors, dance and music that represent the total Miami experience. Guests at the event can purchase artwork, cookbooks, spices, and other items at the Spice It Up! Miami gift shop. They can also learn how to make a perfect tropical cocktail and learn the moves of the meringue, salsa, compass, and soca dances.

The culinary event will celebrate Caribbean Heritage and Soul Food Month. In addition to showcasing the flavors of Caribbean and soul food, the event will highlight the music and dance of the islands and the Latin ambiance of Miami on Friday, June 9th at The Caribbean Marketplace.

About Chef Sheron Chin
With over twenty years of experience creating extraordinary culinary masterpieces, Sheron Chin has a simple philosophy, “One eats with their eyes before their first bite.”

As a graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC she decided to take her artistic & creative abilities to the restaurant world which translated into a fusion of delectable cuisines, not only in taste but also in presentation.

After owning several restaurants in NYC & also appearing on the Food Networks’ Throw Down with Bobby Flay, The Cooking Channel with G. Gavin. She decided to relocate to South Florida shifting focus on launching Standing Ovation Events & Catering, the total package.

Her specialties feature a healthy fusion of Caribbean, southern & Latin cuisines, with offerings such as her ultra-savory Pork Tenderloin stuffed with scented apricot churrasco & the “Soul Sushi” concept…including Collard green/ Sun dried tomatoes/ mango pick a‘ pepper drizzle, Jerk chicken sushi rolls with mango avocado.

Her list of clientele includes corporate & private entities such as; Broward colleges’ Baily Hall Performance Arts Center; as an exclusive caterer, Sunshine Health, Florida State Minority supplier development council, among others. Sheron is a recipient of the South Florida Minority Development Council 41st Gala Awards, ‘MBE supplier of the year.

Standing Ovations Events & Catering is a full-service catering company providing the absolute memorable cuisines, décor, staffing & rentals for any and every occasion ultimately aiming to stimulate your palate & captivate you mind creating, “an affair to remember”.

Source: Spice It Up! Miami