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Un bellissimo ristorante

Friday, March 3, 2017 was in every way a lovely day and that beauty spilled over to make our CHTM Italian-themed house restaurant  – a beautiful restaurant.

Final year students Kammara Jacob, Latifah Forde and Josiah Joseph were  managers of the day, they were supported by junior managers  Kynann Jordon and Jameelia Stephens. The  restaurant enjoyed a large turnout and the food sold out.

Chef Bowe and Kammara Jacob

Patrons, faculty, staff and students  enjoyed the food and attentive service. Repeatedly customers expressed delight with the food as it was consistently good and each dish “kept getting better”. Those  new to CHTM’s house restaurant said they will definitely return.

Kammara’s advice for future managers: ‘Although it may seem difficult, don’t stop aiming for the stars. We had a lot of headaches and we still pulled it off with teamwork and motivation.’

Photos by Elizabeth Mackay and Kammara Jacob

 

Thanksgiving 2016: Creating Memories

This year certainly had its ups and downs, we’ve experienced the tribulation of hurricane Matthew and the stresses of everyday school work, nevertheless we have a lot to give thanks for. The trials and the successes  are what made this annual thanksgiving lunch so special.

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Thanksgiving restaurant decor

Thanksgiving this year was celebrated as a lunch at CHTM. A lot went into the preparation and creation of a fantastic menu and everyone worked extra hard in the kitchen, on service, hosting and decor. I can surely say it was worth it as people truly enjoyed their meals and we only received positive reviews.

Although the menu included the traditional ham and turkey selection, we went out on the whim and included salmon which was one of the best sellers. We also served specialty themed thanksgiving drinks including the crowd’s favorite, “caramel apple mimosa”. The restaurant also served several takeout orders that were well received and positively reviewed.

Getting takeout meals out on time
Corrie getting takeout meals out on time

The atmosphere was filled with laughter and joy as groups of friends enjoyed each other’s company. This was the perfect kick off to what we all hope will be a joyous and fun- filled Christmas season.

Colleagues sharing a meal
CHTM colleagues sharing a meal

The restaurant experience continues to be a learning experience for us all. It’s tough on many days but absolutely rewarding at the end of it all. The managers of this restaurant, Sashanee Nevers, Kendrea Harris and Nicole Miller appreciate the hard work and dedication of our fellow students, the guidance of our instructors and the support of our guests.

by Sashanee Nevers, BSc. Hotel Management, 2017

 

Restaurant “Vincy- Sea La Vie”: An unforgettable experience

Preparations were well underway weeks in advance of our restaurant originally scheduled for, October 7th, 2016, when disaster struck. When we were told that our restaurant was postponed due to the threat of Hurricane Matthew, we all hoped that the Bahamas, namely New Providence would be spared a visit from one of the most destructive hurricanes of recent years. Sadly, all hope dwindled quickly when the threat became reality.

Hurricane Mathew moved slowly as it ploughed through the archipelago with high winds, heavy rainfall and storm surges causing extensive damage to the island chain, leaving most of the islands without power and water.

Days passed with no word as to when electricity and water would return and most students, including myself and another manager of our restaurant returned to our home countries because living without these necessities was extremely difficult.

Within a week of returning home we were advised that power was back and our restaurant would be in the next 4 days. With most students still being away, it seemed like an impossible task to complete. Flyers had to be printed and distributed, décor had to be completed, the schedule needed to be changed, shopping had to be done and most importantly, we had to find the next available flight back to Nassau.

Two days before the big day, we finally arrived in Nassau. Despite having little sleep, even less time and a lot to accomplish, we pushed through. We were confident that our advanced planning and preparation would ensure our restaurant’s success and we were right.

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Creamy pumpkin bisque infused with lobster
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Plantain and bacon stuffed chicken breast

Despite having no time for marketing and most of our confirmed reservations cancelled because some people were still recovering from the disaster, our restaurant was a success. The food was brilliantly executed and the décor was exceptionally fitting for the theme of our restaurant.

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Corn and fish cake served with a dill tartar sauce
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Pan-seared snapper fillet served with coconut rice pilaf

Regardless of the hardships as a result of the disaster, all of our ‘employees’ came out and worked to the best of their abilities like real soldiers regardless of their troubled minds. This displayed the true managerial abilities and potential of all of our students. Managers should be able to handle any punches thrown and come out strong despite the scars and bruises. After this experience, we can say that our skills were proven, our faith in ourselves tested, and DEFINITELY our grades earned.

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Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it is not the end.”  ~John Lennon

By Suzana Frederick and Corrie Smith, BSc. Hotel Management, 3rd year students

Restaurant Schedule Semester II 2015

We are back!

On Friday February 13, UWI House Restaurant is ready to wet your palettes with exotic cuisines from around the world. Yes, we said it, around the world!

Our international cuisines will be alternated between lunch and dinner each week, so it is even more convenient for you; from a quick bite at lunch to the fine dining setting in the evening. Decide on a date and you can take your whole family or just your special someone for a romantic lunch or dinner.

Get those taste buds ready for an adventurous experience with different spices and flavours.

Below is the restaurant schedule; for more information and reservations contact the Manager for the restaurant of your interest today.

Can’t wait to see you!

Restaurant Schedule and Managers’ Contacts

Lunch – England, February 13, 2015

Collete Belgrave collieboo89@hotmail.com

Kendra Branch katrinabr11@hotmail.com

 

Dinner – Thailand, February 20, 2015

Andrew Morgan andrew93morgan@gmail.com

Sasha-Gaye Chambers sashagayechambers@gmail.com

Shauna-Lee Thompson shauna_st_st@hotmail.com

 

Lunch – Mexico, February 27, 2015

N’Jelle Davis niggid@gmail.com

Onieka Haye nieka_haye@yahoo.com

 

Dinner – France, March 6, 2015

Jade Taylor-White jadet-w@live.com

Roxanne Johnson roxanne.johnson64@yahoo.com

 

Lunch – Greece, March 13, 2015 

Orane Gordon oranebgordon@yahoo.com

Dexter Martin dexter.martin1@gmail.com

 

Dinner – China, March 20, 2015

Chanice Perry chanice.perry@gmail.com

Chad Applewaite chapplewhaite@hotmail.com

 

Lunch – Italy, March 27, 2015

Tiara Bristol t-ia-ra1694@hotmail.com

Ramone Codrington codrington.ramone@gmail.com

 

Dinner – Spain, April 3, 2015

Lifa Morean lifa.morean@gmail.com

Stacy-Ann Foster fosterstacyann@yahoo.com

 

Lunch – India, April 10, 2015

Kadisha Mullin kadishamullin@hotmail.com

Danielle Goddard danielle-goddard@hotmail.com

 

Exec Welcome

Hey Guys!
As we begin yet another semester, it is truly my pleasure to welcome each student back. Let me use the opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. While some of you may be sad that the Christmas vacation is over, there is always an air of excitement about the start of a new semester. This semester is deemed to be a very compact and exciting one with our events such as Culturama, Sports Day, Pageant and Carnival. My only request this semester is that we all get involved and support our school activities. Don’t forget to stay focused too! For my fellow third years, let’s finish this final lap with a Bang!

Let us all work together and play together to make this semester a fun filled and fruitful one.

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome Back Students

Dear Students,

It gives me enormous pleasure to welcome you back to yet another semester at the CHTM. I trust that you are well rested and rejuvenated for an exciting time ahead. Indeed this is a more intensified version of the last semester, with increased extra and co-curricular activities. This will demand greater energy levels and precision in time-management, to ensure that scholarly endeavors are not thwarted. I have no doubt that you will dig deeper and optimize your potential both inside and outside the classroom so that in the end each individual, as well as the Centre, will experience significant qualitative growth.

Andrew J. Spencer, PhD

Head of Department