Family Cookout is a new street food/BBQ catering business. We focus on BBQ food with a touch of Jamaican influence. As a street food business we will be trading throughout the UK, however we are based in London. The outlook for the future of Family Cookout is promising as street food continues to storm the UK. The menu is inspired from American/Caribbean specialties however will appeal to a diverse clientele. Most important to us is the satisfaction of our valued customers and maintaining the high standard of our food
The Head Chef Karl, is the mastermind behind all the authentic recipes. Born in a Jamaican household Karl has always been influenced by Caribbean food in the way that he cooks. Whilst he appreciates the taste of his Jamaican historical recipes this young entrepreneur is adapting many classic dishes with a modern flare making each dish unique and versatile. He has catered at many private events such as birthday parties, christenings, holy communions, engagement parties and weddings recommended by friends and family. In 2014 Karl applied for a place in the weber challenge at the London's Food and Drink festival and much to his surprise out of thousands of applicants he got his place, although he was placed 4th out of 10 this was a fantastic achievement because the only criticism from the judges was that his asparagus was not cut in uniform. Taking part in such a renowned Food and Drink Festival gave Karl the recognition he wanted and the confidence to move forward in his chosen career
Melissa is Karl's wife, a qualified Quantity Surveyor who graduated from Anglia Ruskin in 2016. Her 5 years of commercial experience in the construction industry means that she has transferable skills in financial management. Melissa is a perfectionist in everything she does not only does Melissa cook she is a hell of a baker. The two have the same passion for food and commitment to excellence to bring to the cookout.