Category Archives: Chefs and Caterers

GCG Events Launches ReadiGourmet, their Gourmet Meals for Lunch or Dinner Delivered to You!

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Tired of Cooking? GCG Events is navigating their way out of Covid 19 with ReadiGourmet, offering you their Gourmet, restaurant quality meals for Lunch or Dinner, at home or the office! They will be sharing the full Menu and prices soon, but Suga can give you a sneak peek from my taster.

You can start things off with their delish Caesar Salad with Shrimp, topped with Croutons and Parmesan Cheese that will be available in various sizes, 8 oz, 12 oz and 24 oz.

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Parmesan cheese is one of my faves and healthier. I really appreciated having it in my salad versus a fatty, cliché cheddar. Of course, if you want to go completely healthy, you can have Jerked Chicken instead of the shrimps, which are high in cholesterol. Other options for Salads will also be available.

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I then had Grilled Chicken Breast topped with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce served with rice and peas and fresh sauteed garden vegetables.

They did well with the Chicken breast. It wasn’t dry, even when reheated in the oven following their given instructions. It was well seasoned and flavourful with the sauce. Other side options such as mashed potato, white rice, black bean rice and almond rice should be available.

Grilled Filet of Salmon, Pan seared Snapper Filet, Beef Filet, Sandwiches and Dessert Options will be available too!

I finished things off with some of their tasty Fresh Fruit Salad. 

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Keep up with GCG Events and try ReadiGourmet! They are in Kingston and Montego Bay. Their food and service is Simply Outstanding and never disappoints. 

GCG Events

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Location: Norman Manley Int’l Airport. Kingston, Jamaica

Ph: (876) 924-8364

Website: http://www.gcg-events.com

Facebook: GCG Events

Instagram: @gcg_events

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Mystic Thai Delivers Again to Close Out Suga’s Birthday Month with a Bang!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with Husband, Randy Burgess.

Mystic Thai, the restaurant with the Best Ethnic cuisine in Jamaica located in Montego Bay, came to Kingston again last Friday with Suga’s Birthday Gift!

Owner, Mrs. Kareena Mahbubani who usually has such a warm and regal presence in the Restaurant makes me feel at home whenever I visit and mentioned she feels happy when I am happy. Kareena believes in and delivers consistently high quality customer service, sees value in her customers and I truly felt honoured and appreciated. Thanks Kareena! #SugaSnaps

Hubby, Randy and I thoroughly enjoyed two dishes that we wouldn’t readily select fron the menu. It just shows that everything is good! With a mixture of Asian and Thai cuisine, Mystic Thai has quite a diverse menu.

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Panang Fish Curry Thai.

We had Panang Fish Curry Thai, where the Panang curry is thick and peanut based, giving the Fish a unique, rich, authentic flavour.

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Dal Tadka (Lentil)

We also had Dal Tadka (Lentil) from their Indian menu. It was fantastic! Full of flavour. We enjoyed both dishes with Jasmine rice and my favourite side, Garlic naan.

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Give Mystic Thai a visit soon! They have been coming to Kingston about every 2 weeks. So, if you are in Kingston and can’t wait, trust me, the experience is worth the drive. #SugaEndorsed

Mystic Thai (Asian & Thai Cuisine)

Location: B11 – Fairview Towne Centre Unit, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-889-2430; 876-422-4301

Website *(Menu Available): http://www.mysticthaijamaica.com

Instagram: @mystic_thai_jamaica

 

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF to these Mini Doughnuts from The Bakery Diva!

TGIF to these Baked Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar Mini Doughnuts from The Bakery Diva, Jessica Whyte! So tasty!

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Check out her Instagram page to see the different treats she will offer each week! Those mini doughnuts are the perfect mini fours and are #SugaEndorsed.

Enjoy the weekend!

The Bakery Diva

Ph: 876-476-3393

Instagram: @bakery_divaja

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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THANK YOU SO MUCH to Everyone who Tuned In with JMEA and Shopped Brand Ja!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga of Suga Lifestyle, showing off her Irie Rock Glycolic Detoxifying Hydrating Face Mask at last night’s JMEA Buy Jamaica Live Exhibit on Zoom and Facebook.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who tuned in last night with The JMEA and shopped Brand 🇯🇲!

Suga Lifestyle offered technical support, but I was able to have such an awesome time as well and I am so impressed by all of what our talented Company owners have to offer, especially in skincare!

Check out my very own Irie Rock Glycolic Detoxifying Hydrating Face Mask! Bring the spa home sometimes!

If you missed it, the video is on JMEA ‘s FACEBOOK PAGE, (@JMEALimited).The

YouTube Video will soon be up too.

8 Jamaican Companies, also members of the JMEA, showcased amazing Products & Services. Shop them internationally! QVC look out!!!

There will be ANOTHER EPISODE on JULY 3 with another set of fantastic local Companies!
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Stay tuned! Let’s support Jamaica and be a part of the recovery! Kudos to the JMEA for staging this virtual Buy Jamaica Exhibit 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👌🏾 #SugaSnaps
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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Open Fire Cooking by Chef Conroy Arnold During Love in the Time of Corona!

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Chef Conroy Arnold cooking up a storm by his open fire grill for diners at The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill last Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Suga’s Ratings for The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill at Hermosa Cove

Date and time of visit: Saturday, June 13, 2020 @ 2:00pm

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown!

As Restaurants open up and we slowly get back to a new normal, this may be the last review for the series of ‘During Love in the Time of Corona’. Not to worry though, there is so much more to expect from Suga Lifestyle! Thanks so much for enjoying the series with me. So Suga had to add an outdoor, seaside dining experience to the series and of course, my Birthday escapades! I am still celebrating! Geminis rule!

Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove is not fully open as yet, but you can call ahead to set a time with Chef Conroy Arnold for the time you would like to visit. In the mean time, Chef Arnold a.k.a Stuttering Chef has been busy open fire cooking by the nearby, Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill!

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Team Gandy (Gabby and Randy)’s Piña Colada and Hummingbird Blended Drinks from Broken Rudder

My hubby, Randy and I got to the beach early and we were all by ourselves. Hermosa Cove is quite a large property, so even though we knew other persons were there, they were far away. We had the Broken Rudder Beach Bar bring down Blended Drinks to us and by about 2pm we had our open fire cooked Pizzas!

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Open fire cooked Chicken and Vegetable thin crust Pizza!

We had 8″ thin crust Pizzas with Chicken and Vegetables that we thoroughly enjoyed. You know Stuttering Chef is Farm to Table, so imagine freshly cooked Okra and Mushrooms on your Pizza, plus Carrot with a hint of sweetness and more! Stimulating.

When we decided to have drinks by the Bar itself, we saw a group of persons that were celebrating the Birthday of a young one. It was truly impressive to see how fast Stuttering Chef fired up their Burgers, Hot Dogs and other requests without a hitch. Efficiency at its best. The other members of staff were courteous and attentive as well.

The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill at Hermosa Cove is open and ready for you to join them.

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Team Gandy has reported that The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill is #SugaEndorsed!

***It is recommended to call ahead though. Remember Social Distancing is still being observed.***

The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill at Hermosa Cove

Location: Hermosa Lane, Pineapple, Ocho Rios. JA.

Ph: 876-974-3699; 876-552-0963

Website: http://www.thebrokenrudder.com

Instagram: @thebrokenrudder; @christophersjamaicaaaw; @stutteringchef

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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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HAPPY MONDAY! Suga closed out Birthday Week with Brunch at The Jamaica Pegasus !

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga

Sunday Brunch is back at The Jamaica Pegasus !!! Dining at The Blue Window yesterday was the perfect closing to Suga’s Birthday week, as they always make me feel right at home. Ask for Marcia when you go!

General Manager, Peter Hilary as well as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Mikhailla Robinson were present throughout to ensure Brunch service ran smoothly and interacted with Diners.

All Sanitary Protocols were observed. Diners sanitized before entry, all staff members were masked, the tables were adequately spaced and were set after diners were seated and we had to be served by staff at the Buffet. Chafing dishes were kept closed if no diners were ready to be served and opened towards the server. Wearing of masks by diners around the Buffet station was mandatory. #SugaSnaps

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We were offered rich Jamaican Hot Chocolate and Soup first, then could go to the Buffet that offered delicious Jamaican fare in addition to the Carving station, Salad bar, Crepe/Waffle station and Dessert station. A glass of Fruit Juice was also included.

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Carving Station
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Fresh Fruits
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Salad Station
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Salad Station
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Dessert Station

Everything was on point, but highlights for Suga were the juicy, tender Oxtail, Crackling Roasted Pork that Executive Chef, Mark Cole says is in high demand and understandably so and those delightful jelly-filled doughnuts!

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To top things off, I got a ‘Happy Birthday’ Serenade along with a slice of rich, moist Chocolate Cake! Thank you!

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Stay tuned for more of Suga’s Culinary Escapades for her Birthday Week!

Watch “Sunday Brunch is Back at The Jamaica Pegasus!” By Suga Lifestyle on YouTube here:

Music by: Richard Foulkes at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

Brunch is 11:30am to 3pm and is just $3500JMD per person, subject to tx & Service Charge. *Reservations required* #SugaEndorsed

Check out Brunch for Father’s Day!

The Blue Window at The Jamaica Pegasus will be hosting Brunch for Father’s Day next Sunday in 2 separate rooms, with limited availability. So reservations are recommended, but Take Out Specials are also available.

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The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus

Location: 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5

Ph: 876-926-3691 

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Try making the Suga Pink Whisky for the Weekend!

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Suga Pink Whisky by Craig Fleming.

Suga requested a Whisky Cocktail for her Birthday week from friend, Le Cordon Bleu Paris Graduate and Designer Chef, Craig Fleming and look what I got! Check out the recipe here:

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Thanks so much Craig!

Give it a try and enjoy the weekend! 🍹

XoXo,
Suga 💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF to Suga’s Birthday Cake from SEAR274!

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TGIF to My Birthday Cake from SEAR274!

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION from the details to the core! I made a special request to hubby that I wanted a pretty Birthday Cake that tasted good too and he did well!

It was ‘REAL RICH 👏’ My Cake was filled with the new Pure Chocolate Company’s 70% Dark Chocolate – Coffee flavour and Almonds. The few friends that I had celebrate with me raved about it and by the end of the night we were only left with 1 slice! #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed

Sear 274

Website: http://www.sear274.com

Instagram: @sear274

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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JOIN SUGA AND AID ALEX’S CREATIONS’ 2nd ANNUAL CUPCAKE FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER

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Young, 9 year old, Rajé Josephs is currently fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was diagnosed at the age of 8.

What’s the difference between Hodgkin’s and Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma? 

NonHodgkin lymphoma may originate anywhere in the body, whereas Hodgkin lymphoma usually starts in the upper body, for instance in the neck, chest or armpits. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is often diagnosed at an early stage and is thus considered one of the most treatable cancers.

Rajé is described by his mom, Vanessa Morgan as very spirited and exceptionally bright, being ranked 15th in the Spelling Bee Championship of 2017. His ambition is to become a Medical Doctor.

Rajé is currently undergoing medical treatment at the University Hospital of the West Indies and is en route to start radiation treatment today. Our prayers are with him.

Alex’s Creations, Suga’s best Cupcake Artisan, will be offering a special of $1200JM for a box of 4 of their scrumptious Cupcakes this week until Friday, June 12th from 11am to 4pm. Part proceeds will be in aid of Cancer Treatment for Rajé.

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Kudos to Baker and Owner of Alex’s Creations, Sophia Harris for taking on this initiative once again. #SugaSnaps

Please support ‘Mariposa’ and purchase cupcakes. You will help to save a life. Rajé, his family, Alex’s Creations and Suga will be extremely grateful.

XoXo,
Suga 💖

To Place Orders or to Make a Donation, Please Contact :

Ph: 876-576-2830

Email: alexcreations20@gmail.com

Instagram: @alexcreationsja

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Tasters, Tennyson and Ashleigh had Chef Bingy Deliver to their Home During Love in the Time of Corona

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Suga Tasters, Tennyson and Ashleigh Arnold.

Suga Tasters, Ash and Ten’s Ratings for Chef Bingy

Date of Delivery: May 16 & 24, 2020

Orders for 2 Adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Speed: ★★★☆☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★☆☆

Packaging: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga Tasters, Ash and Ten’s Breakdown!

Chef Bingy definitely met and even exceeded our expectations, particularly with the explosion of different flavours in relatively simple dishes. We first experienced this with Chef Bingy’s Pumpkin Chicken Soup, which Jamaicans expect in a Pumpkin soup, but with welcomed notes of coconut milk and ginger. Chef Bingy definitely defied the ‘usual’ by also adding nuts such as Almonds to her marvellous Soup.

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Chef Bingy’s Pumpkin Chicken Soup

We had ordered a Salad as well, which was deliciously enhanced by a crunchy texture from added Walnuts and Pears to the Kale. Sweet and earthy were definitely the predominant flavours!

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Chef Bingy’s Salad

After our very satisfying Soup and Salad experience, we recently tried Chef Bingy’s Curried Chicken, which was extremely rich and flavourful. This, served with roast and fried Breadfruit, definitely hit the spot and was reminiscent of my beloved Nanny’s cooking in a ‘dutchie’ on the cold stove. For $800JMD, along with generous slices of Avocado and Plantains, this meal was well worth it!

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Chef Bingy’s Curried Chicken
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Chef Bingy’s Breadfruit and Plantain

The personal delivery from Chef Bingy herself was also a nice touch, but if she continues cooking this way, she may be confined to the Kitchen whipping out more and more delicious soul food!

Chef Bingy

Website: eatwell.chefbingy.com

Email: healthyIsh@chefbingy.com

Instagram: @chefbingy

Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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