Mouth-watering fun for PAN 2017 finals
For the second time in its 12-year history, the grand finals of PAN 2017, hosted by CB Foods, will ignite the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre on Sunday.
After two regional eliminations, 28 finalists have been selected, including two wild cards. Each will compete for pan chicken supremacy in a battle of innovation and grit to walk away with the coveted title of 2017 PAN Grand Champion.
Aside from mouth-watering pan chicken available at an unbelievably low price of $300 throughout the day, patrons will also satisfy their cravings with a wide range of activities and entertainment.
Emcees Miss Kitty and Dufton 'Duffy' Shepherd are tasked with keeping patrons on their toes, with engaging sets and numerous giveaways from PAN partners, including Red Stripe, Pepsi, Miracle Tomato Ketchup, National Baking Company and Monster Milk.
The legendary Sizzla, Agent Sasco, and Christopher Martin will also light up Half-Way Tree with their extensive catalogue of hits.
The Monster Milk Kiddies Village really exploded this year and has been a hit for both children and the young at heart. For the grand finals, they will take over the JN car park and create a carnival-like atmosphere for patrons.
JN Money Services, a partner of PAN 2017, is also excited about the event. "As a company dedicated to keeping Jamaicans connected, we believe PAN 2017 represents an ideal opportunity for Jamaicans to interact with each other. We are confident that the finals will be just as awesome. We congratulate the winners of the two regional eliminations and look forward to them doing well at the grand finals on Sunday," said Horace Hines, acting general manager for JN Money Services.
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS), which is also a sponsor of PAN 2017, is just as enthusiastic about its involvement.
"JPS is happy to be on board as CB Foods continues to help us all appreciate the effort and culinary talent of these long-standing 'street chefs' bolstering their resources and income through an exciting competition that puts only the best of the best on display," said Tishan Lee, head of marketing and research at the JPS.
"Through recognising these culinary icons that unwittingly preserve a small piece of our culture every night they light up a jerk pan, PAN has provided a forum for wholesome family entertainment. The event has endured for over a decade, and it gets bigger and more thrilling each year."