12th Annual Caribbean Cuisine Week Features Top Philadelphia Restaurants Proceeds from the event help bring 700 Caribbean high school athletes to the Penn Relays

Philadelphia, PA - March 17, 2016 - Caribbean and Latin-inspired dishes and drinks await diners at many of Philadelphia’s top restaurants during the 12th Annual Caribbean Cuisine Week (CCW),@caribbcuisine, to be held April 13 -15, 2016. CCW partners with top chefs throughout Center City and Greater Philadelphia who create special dishes to help bring over 700 economically disadvantaged Caribbean high school athletes here to compete in the Penn Relays.
The Penn Relays is the largest track and field event in the United States, drawing over 115,000 people to Philadelphia each Spring. CCW assists student-athletes from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Bahamas, with ground transportation, three hot meals a day, emergency medical, and other hospitality services. Many of these students aspire to be like the famed Jamaican Olympian Usain Bolt — “the fastest man in the world” — who benefited from CCW while in high school. One must simply dine at a participating restaurant during CCW. The restaurants will then donate a portion of the proceeds from the three-day period to the Young Caribbean Professional Network (YCPN) @ycpnphilly, the local non-profit sponsoring the initiative.
Rob DeAbreu, owner of Sabriná's Cafe, hails from St. Kitts and is proud to be CCW’s lead sponsor. All five of his restaurants are participating. “Philadelphia is a global city and was recently named the first U.S. World Heritage Site,” he said. “This event is an opportunity for our great chefs to draw on the international flavors that influence their creativity, and to give back to the community.”
Zavino University City is also a sponsor and will generously host a kick-off event on Tuesday, April 12 from 6 to 8 pm.
Participating restaurants include Sabrinás Cafe - Italian Market, well as Sabriná’s Cafe & Spencer’s Too, Sabriná’s [email protected], Sabriná’s Cafe Wynnewood, Sabriná’s Cafe Collingswood, Zavino University City, 48th Street Grille, Reef Restaurant & Lounge, Mixto, among others. There is still time to join CCW’s roster of restaurants. Interested restaurants should contact [email protected] net, 215.315.4399, x 701. For more information, visit www.caribbeancuisineweek.com

Media Contact:  Ilene Miller

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