SURREY, B.C. — Joseph Richard Group (JRG) and Avante Concrete raised more than $20,000 for the Surrey Food Bank with the return of the popular Epic BBQ.
Held at Avante Farms in Surrey, B.C., Epic BBQ is hosted by JRG’s corporate chef David Jorge, whose family owns Avante Farms and Avante Concrete. The event features an array of dishes, desserts and drinks created by an all-star roster of JRG chefs, local suppliers and sponsors.
Barbecue lovers were treated to Cuban-style whole roasted pig, Japanese barbeque salmon, Macedonian-style whole roasted lamb, tomahawk rib eye, smoked brisket and smoked chorizo sausage. Seafood lovers enjoyed oysters, prawns, Alaskan king crab, oyster po’boys, lobster and caviar. Other offerings included Jorge’s famous fried chicken and Wagyu tartare.
Epic BBQ is also known for its midnight table, which offers more seafood, braised beef-cheek nachos, foie gras and black-truffle poutine and doughnuts from Black Tiger Coffee.
Admission to Epic BBQ is limited to 200 guests, who provide a donation to the Surrey Food Bank. Since it launched in 2016, Epic BBQ has raised more than $46,000 for the organization, which provides nearly 60,000 hampers and food support for families, recovery houses, safe houses, shelters, youth centres, soup kitchens and specialty food banks in Surrey and North Delta. The donations are especially needed during the summertime.
“As thrilled as we were to be back to celebrate the talents and creativity of local chefs and food producers, we were even more proud to support an organization that does so much for local families,” says Jorge. “Supporting local charitable organizations is such an important part of who we are and what we do at JRG.”