Chef Xiomara Hall is the chef and owner of Tropical BBQ catering services. Her food has been nationally acclaimed by Lifetime television’s Supermarket Superstar.
Her fusion of rich Caribbean flavors and traditional smokehouse meats have earned her Best in Barbecue in Inland Empire magazine 2013, Featured Chef for Kroger Grocery, Winner of Dia de Paella at Frangipani Winery 2014, Featured in the E Magazine for Female executives, Reality Rally Celebrity Chef, Winner Of Supermarket Superstar as well as recognition for her service in her community .
Born on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico I was raised with the distinct flavors of my islands traditional cuisine. Caribbean cuisine is much like a cultural patchwork quilt, where each “patch” or dish represents the plentiful bounty of the islands’ lush tropical vegetation that has combined with the diversity of the people on the islands.
Relocating to Southern California from the Southeast, I realized how much I missed the foods typically found on my island, known as comida criolla and the delicious flavors I had come to love from the South. So began my culinary journey by merging the two cuisines creating a mouthwatering blend of traditional Smoke house and Caribbean delicacies.
“The secret ingredient is love”