“NO Ordinary Chicken!” is Delroy Dixon’s tag line for the launch of his Caribbean Soul Food concept Rhythm Kitchen at intu Lakeside. And ordinary is by far the last word you would associate with the tasty and deliciously marinated Jerk Chicken, BBQ ribs and Braised Oxtail he has on offer. Inspired by his Jamaican mother’s recipes Dixon serves authentic yet modern Caribbean food that ‘fills ya belly’. A first in Essex, according to the passionate chef.
The 47 year old East-Ender, who already successfully runs one branch of Rhythm Kitchen at Westfield Stratford City, decided to come to Thurrock as he “constantly got asked to open closer to home by loyal customers from Essex”. The transformation of the old Food Court at intu Lakeside into a modern and exciting food offer ticked all the boxes for him when thinking about where to open his second unit.
“People of Essex love good and tasty food that is reasonably priced. Our portions are big and Caribbean Food is completely underrepresented in shopping centres and High Streets so Rhythm Kitchen is a nice alternative to have,” says Dixon.
He clearly is no ordinary man either as Dixon recently decided to jump out of a plane dressed as chicken. His aim is to get involved with the local community wherever he operates and he did the jump to raise money for Kids Inspire, a charity in Chelmsford. http://www.kidsinspire.org.uk
All this despite being afraid of heights…
Rhythm Kitchen opens early June in the Food Court at Level 3 at intu Lakeside.