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Step out of Texas and into Jamaica at Ras Kitchen.

Step out of Texas and into Jamaica at Ras Kitchen.

Ras Kitchen is the 1st and only fine dinning Jamaican Style Restaurant in Texas. Making it the #1 destination for Caribbean-Style cuisine. Nested in the Historical District of Downtown Temple, TX. Step out of Texas and into Jamaican at Ras Kitchen. This top-of-the-line contemporary interior design is completed with beautiful chandlers, wood finishing, spiral stairwell that leads to a private venue on the 2nd level, perfect for any celebration. Guest can enter 2nd level through elevator to make a grand entrance. Fur friends are welcome on our completed covered patio that will keep you shaded. The entire family will be comfortable in this completely wheel-chair accessible space. Owner Chef Ras prepares jerk, curried, brown-stewed and other flavored dishes. Experience our seafood collection, freshly prepared natural juice and flavored packed dishes that as earn us wicked reviews.

Meet the Chef and Owner

With over three decades of restaurant-style cooking, Norris Barr, also known as Chef Ras, has become More Wicked Than the Rest in preparing authentic Jamaican cuisine. Ras mentions he loves to watch the reactions to his meals. I am either bringing back memories of the food or making new memories introducing the food to new customers. Each reaction is priceless, says Ras. Chef prepares jerk, curried, brown-stewed, and other authentic Jamaican meals. He prepares natural juices, sauces, and marinades to complement meals that earn wicked reviews. Visit the newsrooms where you can find articles in CBS local Texas network KWTX Channel 10 Clean Plate Award 2019. Austin Food Mag Dining in Austin as a destination for Authentic Jamaican Food 2021, CNBC local Texas network KCENTV Channel 6 A Taste of Texas 2021 highlighting flavors that will open up your taste buds. Tex Appeal Magazine TexTalk Flavour highlighting Ras Kitchen resort-dining style 2022. His favorite dish to prepare is jerk chicken Ras represents Jamaica nothing says Jamaica is like jerk chicken. Ras continues to improve his techniques over time. His signature jerk sauces are what sets him apart from others. When preparing traditional meals or creating meals, he always uses authentic Jamaican styles and flavors in each one. It does not matter if cooking for one person or one thousand people. Every meal he prepares with his passion and love for authentic Jamaican preparation styles. “I will be in the kitchen 1000 hours if I have to,” say’s Ras. Chef says shortcuts are not an option with me; I enjoy the process and techniques each meal requires to give it Jamaican authenticity.

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Check out our Event Space!

Check out our Event Space!

Ras Kitchen offers a banquet hall setting (1 room) The banquet hall offers 3400 square feet of space for classroom, meeting, reception or celebration purposes. This space is equipped for exhibit or booth space, depending on the booth concept and booth space, there is 3400 space available for creativity. There is A/V equipment available. There is catering is onsite, no outside food or drinks allowed other than celebration cake. There is beer and wine and wine based cocktails available for packages, no outside alcohol. This is an indoor, completely private venue in a sound proof space above the restaurant with private bar and his and her restrooms that could be used for dressing room space. This space is wheel chair assessable and is equipped with spiral staircase perfect for photos, and elevator. Additional information: VENUE INLCUDES AMENITIES: TABLES AND CHAIRS SOUND LINEN (BY REQUEST, ADDITIONAL SERVICE FEE TO CLEAN LINEN) PROJECTOR FLATSCREEN PODIUM STAGE MICROPHONE MEN PRIVATE RESTROOM WOMEN PRIVATE RESTROOM PRIVATE BAR For inquiries please contact Emilie Wright (c) 254-589-5621 or by email at [email protected] line: Events

Check out our story in Tex Appeal

Step out of Texas and into Jamaica, resort-dining style, at Chef Ras Kitchen

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Check out our story in Tex Appeal
Check us out in Austin Food Magazine

Check us out in Austin Food Magazine

Ras Kitchen – Temple’s Destination for Authentic Jamaican Cuisine

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Check us out in Killeen Daily Herald

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