Cocktail Salad Shooters

Cocktail Salad Shooters

Years back when I was being groomed by a well known hospitality firm, I was offered several positions to make some extra coinage and meet and cook with other well know chefs. The Canadian Open and the Skins Games were held back in Ontario annually and was a place where I got to cook in the famous Champions Tent for the pro golfers and their guests. It was a great position to prepare lavish buffets and get to show off your culinary prowess. Back then the major banks, automobile, liquor and tobacco companies would host several big name players and invite their customers to...
One Very Sexy Salad

One Very Sexy Salad

                Over the years working as a chef for high profile socialites you get a lot of requests to be inventive and perform outside the box when it comes to pleasing clients who have tried it all. Back in 1984 I was working for a hospitality agency that found small projects for maverick chefs that were between jobs. A lot of projects that I was involved in were being designed and built to specs and would fall behind schedule for whatever reason. This gave me lots of slack time to take on other short term cooking positions. I...
Happy Fathers Day Lobster and Steak

Happy Fathers Day Lobster and Steak

    Nothing tells dad that you love him more, than lobster and steak! This Sunday, pour dad a cool one and bring out his favourite chair and make him comfortable close to the back yard Q. Now if you did the right shopping and you play your cards right, all you have to do is fill the grill with these bad boys. Dad will not be able to resist getting his apron on and get this party a rockin! Dad like’s his steak and lobster too much to let anyone interfere, being the king of his backyard BBQ! Lobster on at Thrfty’s 2 east coast tails or a whole a raw...
Barramundi with Ginger and Shallots

Barramundi with Ginger and Shallots

        Steamed whole Barramundi with ginger and shallots and a little nest of cilantro, kimchi and winter melon. It sure is great having such a fresh fish market close at hand. T&T market and me had a little bit of attitude to hurtle when it came to buying fish from a person with a language barrier. It took a little push but now I get to cook some real neat species of seafood that I might not have ever known exsisted. This fish tatse way better than sea bass at a fraction of the cost. Prepare it steamed, fried or baked with any flavours that are...
Thekitchenman Cucumber Relish/ Ball Park Franks!

Thekitchenman Cucumber Relish/ Ball Park...

When I get to feed an up and coming ball club. We have a great number of baseball parks here in South Surrey BC. I like watching the little slugger’s try and hit that ball clear out of the park. After a hard hitting and running to home plate has my team ready to chow down on some Grape Kool-Ade and a platter full of steamed All Beef Nathan’s Ball Park Franks. I make this awesome relish that goes with these most delectable tube steaks. Here it is: When hand washing, you will be able to detect any bruising or impurities. I have lectured to my staff and friends...
Back to Back Chicken!

Back to Back Chicken!

                Back to Back Chickens. BBQ season is here again. What a great quick and inexpensive way to feed a family alfresco. Oil and preseason the birds with olive oil and Lawry’s seasoned salt. Stuff with some chunks of chopped white onion tossed in some salt and pepper,olive oil and let rest to marinate while the Que is heating up. Place on a rack in a roast pan to collect the drippings and place in your preheated bbq with the lid closed and on the low heat of 300 degrees, slowcook the birds basting with the collected...