Security Officer Competes to Win First Place in Regional Cook Off

Congratulations to our very own Gerald Pride, security officer at the District Office and West Campus, who won first place in several categories during the Family and Friends Regional Barbecue Cook Off in Fort Pierce, Florida. On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Gerald and his team — Mr. Taste So Good — competed against 11 other teams from South Florida.

Teams competed in four categories: 1) Chicken, 2) Fish/Seafood, 3) Pork/Pork Tenderloin, and 4) Ribs. Gerald’s team placed first in three out of the four categories listed below.

Winning Categories:

  • Chicken – 1st place for BBQ Chicken
  • Fish/Seafood – 1st place for bacon-wrapped scallops, cedar plank salmon and grilled shrimp
  • Pork/Pork Tenderloin – 1st place fora grilled pork tenderloin and a bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin

And though they didn’t place first, his ribs did make an impressive third place ranking.

Kudos to you, Gerald! Keep cooking up those tasty meals (and cakes).


  • Jay said:

    Huge Congrats – proud of you

    PMTue, 05 Nov 2019 17:56:52 +0000Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:56:52 +0000pm19,5:56 pm

  • Vishma said:

    Congrats, Gerald! I didn’t know you had barbecuing skills! This is great. 😀

    PMTue, 05 Nov 2019 18:02:51 +0000Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:02:51 +0000pm19,6:02 pm

  • Lauren Z said:

    Congratulations! Anytime you need taste testers – my team stands ready!

    AMWed, 06 Nov 2019 07:57:51 +0000Wed, 06 Nov 2019 07:57:51 +0000am19,7:57 am

  • R Benjamin said:

    Congratulations!!! What a great accomplishment!!

    AMWed, 06 Nov 2019 08:07:19 +0000Wed, 06 Nov 2019 08:07:19 +0000am19,8:07 am

  • April Montallana said:

    Congrats!!! That's so awesome! I didn't know you were such an amazing cook! I will also be willing to serve as a taste tester too 🙂

    AMWed, 06 Nov 2019 08:49:48 +0000Wed, 06 Nov 2019 08:49:48 +0000am19,8:49 am

  • Marsha Clarke said:

    Congrats Gerald! 🙂

    AMWed, 06 Nov 2019 10:45:54 +0000Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:45:54 +0000am19,10:45 am

  • M. Ball said:

    Hey Gerald, CONGRATULATIONS! There are quite a few Security team members who would love to be taste testers if needed!!!

    AMFri, 08 Nov 2019 09:37:07 +0000Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:37:07 +0000am19,9:37 am

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