Michigan Chef Aiming to Win National Award

In Battle Creek, the family-owned Pop’s Family Kitchen is on the brink of national recognition. The talented chef behind this beloved catering business, John “Chris” Capers, has made it to the final five in a national contest led by renowned chef Carla Hall. This competition, called “Favorite Chef,” saw Capers outlast over 50 other chefs.

Reaching for the Top Spot

Capers is just days away from potentially being named the 2024 Favorite Chef. The winner will have the opportunity to cook alongside Carla Hall, be featured in Taste of Home Magazine, and receive a $25,000 prize.

Capers plans to use the prize money to buy a food trailer, enabling him to share his culinary passion with even more people. “God has given me the gift to be able to chef and feed people. No matter what, I’m going to be faithful to do just that,” Capers said.

How to Support

Voting for the contest ends on Thursday, June 27, at 10 PM. Supporters can vote for Capers once for free or donate to buy additional votes at $1 per vote. A special promotion allows donated votes to count double if made before midnight on June 25. To cast your vote, visit the contest’s website.

Pop’s Family Kitchen: A Local Treasure

Established in 2017, Pop’s Family Kitchen is known for its soulful Tennessee barbecue, featuring a signature homemade barbecue sauce and dry rub. Despite being a relatively new business, Capers and his family have been active members of the Battle Creek community for over 30 years.

A Legacy of Community and Flavor

The success of Pop’s Family Kitchen is deeply rooted in its connection to the local community. Capers has dedicated his life to serving delicious food and fostering a sense of togetherness through his culinary creations. His journey to the final stages of the Favorite Chef contest is a testament to his skills, hard work, and the unwavering support of the Battle Creek community.

Looking Ahead

Winning the Favorite Chef contest would be a monumental achievement for Capers, further solidifying his reputation as a top chef. The prize money would greatly impact Pop’s Family Kitchen, allowing Capers to expand his reach and continue delighting food lovers everywhere with his delectable dishes.

Capers’ dedication to his craft and community exemplifies the spirit of culinary excellence and hometown pride. As the final votes are cast, the entire Battle Creek community and beyond are rallying behind him, hopeful that their local chef will take home the national title.

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