CBC Anniversary & Caribbean Heritage Month Celebration

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Thursday June 8th, 2017
Contact Person: Sandra McCarty, 516-300-2427


CBC’s 5th Anniversary and Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration staged in collaboration with UJAA on Wed June 7, at Royal Chateau in Rosedale was a resounding success. Congrats to Chef Danielo Oristel of Danny’s Kwizin & Catering, the CBC Culinary Champion 2017. Chef Danny won the CBC Annual Culinary Championship from a pool of outstanding chefs from Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Haiti and Trinidad.

Chef Danielo Oristel of Danny’s Kwizin & Catering receives his trophy for wining the CBC Culinary Champion 2017.

The success of this event could not have been possible without the hard work of our Mistress of Ceremony Sharon Gordon, Co-Founder and Chair of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, Inc. Ms. Gordon not only skillfully guided us through the evening but also presented Ms. Lou’s comedic dramatic spoken words.  Thanks to the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA) Inc (UJAA) under the leadership of Lesleyann Samuel for collaborating with us and for assisting in so many, many ways.

Our deepest gratitude to the sponsors who were essential to our staging this event; Caribbean Food Delights, Westbury Toyota, Irie Jam Media Group, Caribbean Pearl and Conroy Allison from the Winner’s circle.

Many thanks to our vendors, Amber McDougal from Legal Shield, Asha Johnson from Traci Lyn Fashion jewelry and more. Our Judges of our inaugural CBC Culinary Champion, Millicent Clarke Esq, Owner Principal Attorney of Clarke & Associates, Chef Lina and Ray Thomas. Island Coordinators, Barbados – Ricardo Walters,   Haiti – Kelynne Edmond, Guyana – Sharon Leid and Cloyette Harris- Stoute, Jamaica – Leselyann Samuel and Trinidad  – Cindy Brown

Thanks to the planning committee who worked tirelessly to make this the success it is- Lesleyann Samuel, Mike Milch, Norma Andre, Kelynne Edmond, Rudy Brown and Nasisse Meggie The Reception team – Lesli Jones, Leva Mahmood, Ms Wint and Nicole Blair. CBC Membership Committee – Christopher Bryan, Lois Pesso, Mark Milch and Sherri Gillespie. Photographer Perry Williams from Perry’s Studio

3 Ten Events Inc, CBC’s newest Strategic Partner, for providing us with audio visual services such as the Digital Advertising, TME Music Group for providing DJ services

And last but not least our neighborhood restaurant – G’s Restaurant & Bar, and our 5 Chefs who enetered the CBC Culinary Championship – Barbados Culpeppers Restaurant, Guyana – Chef Yonette Baker, Haiti Chef Danielo Oristel, Jamaica – Chef Ansell Williams and Trinidad Chef Sait Rampaul.

Thanks to all who turned out, we at CBC truly appreciate your support. Thanks a Million!


When:  Wednesday June 7th 2017
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
Where: Royal Chateau, 247-11 Francis Lewis Blvd, Rosedale, NY

Showcasing various aspects of Caribbean culture; food, art, music and dance as well as facilitate business networking. This event will be done in collaboration with various Caribbean associations, Caribbean business organizations, Caribbean chambers commerce, and local Caribbean civic associations. 

There are opportunities for Caribbean Chefs, Caribbean Caterers, Performing Artists, Visual Artists and other cultural groups to participate. To learn more about how to be part of this celebration, contact us at Info@caribbeanbizconnections.com

Event Background
This event will be held to celebrate two important milestones in the lives of people in the Caribbean Diaspora.

    • 12th Year of Caribbean Heritage Month
    • 5th Year Anniversary of Caribbean Business Connections

In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States.  Since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. This year marks the twelfth anniversary of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. 

In June 2012, Caribbean Business Connections, CBC, was founded by Sandra McCarty and Hanif Russell to fill the need for effective business networking among people in the Caribbean Diaspora.  CBC’s mission is to provide a networking platform to its members where they can connect, aspire and achieve. Members are able to make the right business connections, meet their next client and identify resources that help them become more successful.