New York – OCEAN Style is excited to present the best of Caribbean cuisine to the Big Apple with culinary treats from acclaimed chefs of the Caribbean. The event will take place Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Penthouse at 267 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY from 7pm and will benefit the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Foundation and The American Friends of Jamaica Inc. (both 501c(3) organizations).
RESERVEDnyc: Chefs of the Caribbean will be a night of culinary excellence that will feature acclaimed Caribbean chefs from some of the most highly regarded resorts and restaurants in the Caribbean and the New York area.
This year’s chef lineup includes: Chef Purmessur of Coconut Bay Resort in St. Lucia, Chef Brian Lumley of 689 by Brian Lumley in Kingston, Jamaica; Chef Sean John of Spur Tree Lounge in New York City; Chef Shorne Benjamin of ShorCulinaire in New York City; and Chef Tim Tibbitts of Flying Fish Modern Seafood Restaurant in Freeport, Bahamas).
“We are excited about the chefs that are participating” says OCEAN Style Editor-in-Chief, Douglas Gordon. “Each chef will prepare and serve 2-3 exquisite dishes and guests will have the opportunity to interact directly with them. Our goal is to create an enjoyable, dynamic and engaging experience for the guests and chefs” he states.
Guests will also be treated to an elegant evening of traditional and modern Caribbean cocktails, entertainment, and a silent auction. The auction will include luxury Caribbean vacations, designer apparel, Brooklyn Nets memorabilia and much more. Live music will be provided by R’Kardo St’Von and his band. Fresh off his recent performance at the Tobago Jazz Experience, the Trinidadian promises a richly entertaining evening.
Noted guests in attendance at the last event were, Third World front man, Cat Coore; actor, Leon Robinson; PR guru, Marvet Britto; fashion icon, Freddie Leiba; and celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch. A number of notable faces are expected at this year’s event.
“For those with an appreciation for fine cuisine and Caribbean talent, we feel confident they will leave this event highly satisfied. We look forward to producing a superb evening that is highly enjoyable, shines a positive light on the Caribbean and its talented individuals and is effective in raising funds for these two important organizations,” Gordon concludes.