A local chef with a stellar reputation has set up shop in Temple.

Chef Ras, originally from Kingston, Jamaica, has been in Killeen for over 10 years, and has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years.

He started selling food at the former Club Tabu in Killeen before deciding to open his own restaurant.

After a few years at his Killeen location, Ras says he decided to move to Downtown Temple due to an oversaturated market of Caribbean restaurants in Killeen.

 

He's moved his restaurant to a much bigger location that can hold events for large groups of people.

He still specializes in Jamaican food such as curry goat, curry chicken, and oxtails, but the most popular dish at Chef Ras Kitchen is the jerk chicken! (And yeah, it is delicious.)

His menu is even suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and most of all, lovers of Caribbean food!

Check out his new spot. This is how it looks when you first walk into the restaurant. As you can see, it's got plenty of room to sit down and enjoy a meal. It's even got that Downtown Temple charm, with early 20th century architecture and features.

 

 

Then you take the elevator upstairs....

(That's a painting of Chef Ras, by the way.)

 

...and here's what you see when you get to the upper floor:

A small stage where singers or musicians can set up.

You look to the left, you see more seating.

You look to the right, there's more space and the bar!

 

Check out their website and go check them out for yourself. They are located at 17 S. Main Street in Downtown Temple.

They are also sponsoring "The Unity Fest". More details on that, coming soon!

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