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Caribbean Cuisine Influences

Caribbean Cuisine Influences

One of the reasons Caribbean cuisine is so delicious is the unique blend of influences used to create it. Because there are over 7,000 Caribbean islands, there have been many influences on the cuisine over the years. The four biggest influencers are French, English,...
How to Run an Efficient Restaurant Kitchen

How to Run an Efficient Restaurant Kitchen

While the dining area of a restaurant may be calm and quiet with customers happily enjoying their meals, the kitchen is typically loud, busy and at times crazy. As a restaurant owner or manager, you need to know how to efficiently operate your restaurant’s kitchen....
Caribbean Crockpot Meals

Caribbean Crockpot Meals

Caribbean food is not only served under the sun. Sometimes, your taste buds are craving the sweet and savory taste of the islands but your only option is a crockpot. That’s ok! Here are three recipes that will bring the taste of the Caribbean to your crock pot! Jerk...
Caribbean Cocktails

Caribbean Cocktails

When you travel to the Caribbean you will more than likely indulge in a local cocktail. Which are best? The following five are local favorites! Planter’s Punch Planter’s Punch is not just a drink, it’s a way of life for most Caribbeans. This...
Food Spotlight: Caribbean Doubles

Food Spotlight: Caribbean Doubles

Italians have their pasta and wine, Mexicans have their quesadillas and Trinidadians have their doubles. What are doubles? Doubles are a breakfast staple in Trinidad and Tobago. A pair of fluffy flatbread rounds are deep-fried, filled with channa (curried chickpeas),...
Unique Plantain Recipes

Unique Plantain Recipes

Do the cold winter days have you longing for some Caribbean-themed food? Grab a few plantains from the market and you can spice up your boring dinner recipes in no time. Plantain Hamburger   Instead of a regular, bready hamburger bun, try a plantain bun. For this...
Food Trends for 2018

Food Trends for 2018

As we being a new year, industry leaders predict trends. So, what is in store for food in 2018? Mindfulness The term “mindfulness” can be heard from your office to your gym and anywhere in between. It is defined as the quality or state of being conscious or aware. How...
5 Must-Have Caribbean Christmas Dishes

5 Must-Have Caribbean Christmas Dishes

Are you dreaming of having a Caribbean Christmas dinner? Here are five must-haves that will leave you slumped back in your seat feeling the ethnic fatigue kicking in—in a good way!   Red Sorrel Drink Red sorrel is a Jamaican variation on hibiscus tea and is...
How to Capture Customer Feedback

How to Capture Customer Feedback

Good or bad, guest feedback is vital to the success of your restaurant. So, what are the best ways to receive it? You should be asking customers directly about their experience, leaving comment cards and making use of email to get their feedback. Ask Them Especially...