Caribbean Media Marketplace

6 Jun

The Caribbean Tourism Organization provided the media with an opportunity to meet with representatives of Caribbean destinations, hotels and tourism industry suppliers at the Caribbean Media Marketplace held on June 2, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The attendees enjoyed meeting representatives from the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Martinique, Paradise Island, Trinidad & Tobago and many more Caribbean destinations. Guests were also treated to a taste of the Caribbean by Melvin Myers, Executive Chef and Fruit Sculptor.

For more information about the event contact Theresa Oakes at

Cochon 555 – Miami – April 3, 2016

4 Apr

Chefs and foodies alike had a fantastic time at Cochon 555 in Miami sampling dishes from 5 of the greatest chefs in Miami. This year’s competing chefs included Anthony LePape of Ritz-Carlton South Beach – Official Host and Hotel, Xavier Torres of Drunken Dragon, Alex Chang of Vagabond, Michael Fiorello of Beachcraft and Diego Oka of La Mar by Gastón Acurio. The chefs prepared show-stopping dishes using whole heritage-breed pigs from family farms in a head to tail showcase for a crowd of pork-loving gourmands. Chef Diego won the event with a Large Black breed of pig raised by Maverick Meats/FKS Farms.

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Cochon 555 – Miami – April 3, 2016

11 Mar

Don’t miss North America’s most talked about culinary competition when it returns to Miami on April 3 with a one-of-a-kind stand-up tasting reception featuring five chefs cooking five heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause. Upping its commitment to the good food movement, this year’s tour will benefit Piggy Bank, a genetic sanctuary that will provide free heritage breed pigs and business plans to emerging family farms.

Find cities, dates and buy tickets here.



Long Island Hospitality Ball – 2015

8 Jun

A great time was had by all at the 2015 Long Island Hospitality Ball. The event was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York. It was hosted by Alec Baldwin and will benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc. & Spirits Up. VIEW THE VIDEO


Tomorrow Night – June 1 – Long Island Hospitality Ball 2015

31 May

Don’t miss the Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York.

It may be cool outside, but the if last year is any indication, the event will be HOT!

The event, hosted by Alec Baldwin starts at 7:00PM and will benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc. & Spirits Up.


More information and tickets at Long Island Hospitality Ball


23 Apr

The Queens Economic Development Corporation invites you to Queens Taste 2015, the borough’s premiere networking and culinary event. At least 50 restaurants and other food/drink purveyors will provide samples to 800+ attendees, including some of the most powerful and best-connected Queens residents. The cuisine will feature everything from sweet to savory, Asian to Latin American, and crunchy to creamy. The event is on May 12th from 6-9PM.

Location: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Check out some photos from last years’ event.




Queens Borough President Melinda Katz with
Seth Bornstein – Queens Economic Development
Council Executive Director

Queens Restaurant Week – 2014

15 Oct

Everyone had a great time sampling dishes from numerous restaurants in Queens at the Press Conference to announce Queens Restaurant Week 2014. Restaurant week in Queens runs from October 13 to October 31, 2014. For more information visit:




From left: Borough President Melinda Katz, Queens Economic Development Corporation Chair Emily Lin, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein, and State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.


The line was long for California Pizza Kitchen. But, it was worth the wait!

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