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Jamaican Chef Sheron Chin-Barnes Defeats Food Network’s Booby Flay At Jamaican “Throwdown”

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Chef Sheron Chin-Barnes’ cuisine reigned supreme on Food Network’s primetime series “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” Wednesday, June 17. On the episode, Chef Bobby Flay challenged Jamaican Chef Sheron Chin-Barnes, owner of Harlem’s posh Mo Bay Restaurant, to a traditional Fried Fish Escovitch throwdown.

Miss Jamaica World 2007 Yendi Phillips who was one of two judges offered some personal insights into the cultural significance of the spicy Jamaican meal. Jamaica Tourist Board representative Chris Dobson also participated in the show.

“Cuisine has always been an important part of Jamaican culture,” commented John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “We are so pleased that Chef Chin-Barnes was able to extend her knowledge and expertise of Jamaican cuisine to Food Network viewers and ultimately come out on top of this challenge.”

Viewers will have another chance to watch Chef Sheron Chin-Barnes’ victory over Bobby Flay when the episode re-airs June 28, 2009 at 11:00 PM ET/PT and June 29, 2009 at 2:00 AM ET/PT.

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