“On behalf of the Big Rosella Festival team, we would like to sincerely acknowledge the generosity of Chef Jason Ford. You are truly a treasure to your craft! A great food ambassador for the South Burnett Region and a wonderful person. You are innovative, creative, educator and a genuine talent of engaging people around you. Your knowledge of local produce is second to none. Wishing you more successes in the future”!
Cecilia & Greg Petersen – Owners
“Jason’s “Ford on Food” column was first published in the South Burnett Times in 2002 and was a favourite must read weekly column for 14 years. Since then, Jason has had various food content published in our magazines and combined local business editorials. Jason’s local knowledge and enthusiasm for cooking has inspired many of our readers to cook with local produce grown in our beautiful South Burnett. Jason you are truly the Food Ambassador to this region…… Well done”.
Daniel Pelcl – General Manager
“We had the pleasure of working with Jason Ford in the lead up to and during the inaugural Kingaroy BaconFest in 2018. His in depth knowledge of local South Burnett produce, strong relationship with local producers, social media presence and network of food industry contacts made him a real asset in the promotion and execution of our event. His cooking demonstrations during BaconFest were insightful and very well attended. We look forward to working with him in the future”!
Kath Stevens – Kingaroy BaconFest Committee
“Jason has been a guest chef at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival for numerous years. Jason is an absolute professional, well organised and an energetic contributor to Festival Day.This year at the 2017 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Jason was a guest chef on our second stage “Gourmet Destinations”. His role was to promote local food producers who were also in attendance on the day. His demonstrations were hugely popular and increased the product awareness for our stall holders. We are looking forward to Jason returning next year and inspiring us with his amazing recipes and food ideas. I along with Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Committee would recommend Jason be part of your upcoming event”.
Jennifer Pointon – Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Committee.
“Jason Ford has been the MC for the Million Paws Walk in Kingaroy for the last 2 years. This year in 2017 I had the great pleasure of working with him as a first timer in my role as the Team Leader. Jason is a natural with a microphone. He remains calm, relates easily to the crowd and supports all participants — dog owners, businesses and on lookers through his inclusive style of commentary. Jason is committed to our community offering his time and services in many areas and we are very grateful he includes the RSPCA as one of them. He is fantastic in his role as MC and I hope we can entice him back for many years to come”.
Sally Chambers – Kingaroy RSPCA Team Leader
” It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Jason Ford during the set up stage and start up of Charj juice n sushi. Jason has shared his knowledge with us in being able to offer high quality fresh sushi. Jason assisted us in the art of sushi rice cooking and rolling as well as conducted an information training session with our staff on food safety and handling procedures. I look forward to working further with Jason on any future projects”.
Natasha Lumley – Owner
“Discover South Burnett have engaged with Chef Jason Ford at Regional Flavours, South Bank since 2015. Year on year we continue to work with Jason and find him professional, personable and creative. During this process South Burnett Regional Council bestowed Jason Ford with the Regional Food Ambassador title due to his passion and promotion of local produce. Jason consistently adds value to our projects with brand messages via social media and other platforms“.
Julie Foley – Tourism Officer
“We have had the pleasure of experiencing many cooking demonstrations with Jason at Kingaroy Shoppingworld… It is always extremely enjoyable to watch him demonstrate how easy it is to cook quick, healthy meals and get lots of tips too. From start to finish the experience is fantastic. Everyone has a great time, the feedback from our customers is always very positive, with customers being delighted that they are able to taste test the recipes. The food is amazing, some of the best many have tasted, looks so easy to prepare and reinforces how tasty fresh healthy foods can be. Without doubt, we will see Jason again in the near future for more great cooking experiences”!
Georgina Williamson – Marketing Manager
“Where do I start! Jason is a great ‘all-rounder’. He can just about put his hand to any task asked of him. Cooking aside, his art work and media skills are second to none. Jason has a great work ethic and his people skills are exceptional. His involvement with Torkit Business Solutions has certainly been of great benefit. Thanks Jason”.
Tina Torrens – Business Consultant/Trainer
“Crow’s Kitchen with Jason Ford now into its sixth year on CROW FM, has become one of our most listened too segments on the station. Always informative and entertaining…. We love it, a regular fan favourite. Love your work Jason”.
Chris Corcoran – General Manager
“… Jason’s ability to relate to the community, present the science of cooking in easy to understand terms and turn healthy meals into a visual feast are some of the many reasons why I work with Jason and will continue to do so”!
Berneice Hilly – Accredited Practising Dietitian
“… Ford on Food is a performance not to beeeee missed. I am so pleased that the committee convinced me to have Jason at the 2014 Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival. He is a real whizz in the kitchen. He has so many great food ideas and techniques that he delights in passing on to all who attend his sessions. I love the way he interacts with the audience and makes the experience so interactive. We will beeeee inviting Jason back for 2015″
Blossom (on behalf of) – Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival Inc.