Video: Chef Provides Free Christmas Eve Meals

December 24, 2014

[Updated with video] Bermudian chef Michiko Campbell is hard at work as he gets set to provide free meals to those in need this evening [Dec 24] in keeping with the giving spirit of the Christmas season.

Chef Campbell plans to supply enough food to feed about 300 people, with all dishes being prepared at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, where he is employed. The food will be served this evening at Albuoy’s Point from 5.30pm through 9.30pm.

Chef Campbell preparing for this evening:

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“Christmas is a time for giving,” the young chef previously said. ”We know there are a lot of families and people that may be having a hard time, and would most appreciate a hot meal on Christmas Eve.”

Mr. Campbell is the owner and creator of the popular “Chiko’s Smokey Rub”, which has sold over 2,500 bottles since June 2014.

The young entrepreneur studied at Johnson and Wales University to become a professional chef, and while at University, he took a mixology class, beginning the path to the release of his Bermudian produced culinary product.

Update 5.52pm: Additional coverage of this evening to come, and in the meantime two photos and a Vine from the evening are below. A steady stream of people are arriving, including Premier Michael Dunkley and Senator Jeff Baron who stopped by to show support.

Chef Campbell Christmas Eve meal 2014 (2)

Chef Campbell Christmas Eve meal 2014 (1)

Update 7.52pm: Video added

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  1. what a hero........ says:

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you Michiko and thanks for what you are about to do.

  2. sage says:

    Nice work young man, excellent example.

  3. Happy says:

    a role model for our young people so proud!

  4. God Bless says:

    GOD BLESS YOU CHIKO! PROUD OF YOU N YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!! MERRY CHRISTMAS

  5. Colibm says:

    Cheeks you continue to inspire me…. Love working with you everyday!

  6. Jay's Dad says:

    Chico, so proud of you and what you and your staff stand for. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!!

    Mike 2

  7. sage says:

    Dunkley and Baron showed up for a photo op.

  8. Local says:

    What a fine example I was and am so so so impressed with this young man. This is what Bermuda and Bermudians are all about, Words can’t express my admiration to this gentlemen efforts. I may not have much but if you do it again I would love to help somehow. Please hope this effort rubs off on some more of us.

  9. mixitup says:

    Wow, that’s the spirit! Good Stuff Mr. Campbell.

  10. Suzette says:

    Chicko,

    Nice job!

    I haven’t met you in person, but from what I’ve seen, you are a very genuine, special young man, that I know will make my niece Sherelle a very loving, happy and respectful husband.

    This is fantastic what you have done for the community in BDA, and I wish you all great happiness and success in your near future together.

    Can’t wait to meet you at your wedding next summer, keep spreading the love……….and God bless always,

    Love, Aunt Suzee

  11. watchfuleyes says:

    Was glad to assist you Chiko. Lovely idea!!

  12. bermudaglobetrottersdotcom says:

    Proud of you cousin! And thanks for the smokey rub!

  13. So Proud! says:

    Michiko has always had a huge heart and this is so like him to think of the less fortunate and give back to the community. I am so proud of my nephew!