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Caribbean menu featured at Essence, inspired by Barbadian culinary students


Three culinary exchange students from Barbados are bringing their cuisine to diners at Essence, the restaurant operated by SLC Culinary and Hospitality programs.

The three students, Lana Murrell, Tobenna Wells, and Riquelle Rianna Sutherland-Greenidge, are recipients of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Emerging Leaders in the Americas scholarship program (ELAP). The program is designed to help institutions in Canada develop collaborations in the Caribbean and Latin America. “We are exploring possible joint programming with their PomMarine Hospitality Institute,” said Barry Keefe, Director of Recruiting & International Education at St. Lawrence College. “Our hope is that some of our students will be interested in undertaking part of their studies at Barbados Community College.”

The international exchange agreement program between St. Lawrence College and Barbados Community College seeks the promotion of scholarly activities and multicultural understanding, between both Institutions as well the interchange of teachers and students. Seven more students from Barbados are studying in Brockville this semester as well. Students at St. Lawrence are able to study at Barbados College and several have taken advantage of that in the past two years.

The delicious island menu will include a buffet of: Johnny Cakes, Spicy Cornmeal Sticks, Cuban Chicken Croquettes, Jamaican Curried Goat, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings, Puerto Rican Mahi Mahi with Spicy Pepper Sauce, Yellow Rice and Pigeon Peas, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Sautéed Peppers and Collard Greens. Desserts are: Coconut and Lychee Rice Pudding, Ginger Ice Cream, Orange and Lime Ice Cream.

For reservations call 613-544-5400, ext. 1395 or via e-mail at November 12, 13, 14, 2012, one Seating Time 5:45pm,$19.95 per person plus HST plus gratuity.


About St. Lawrence College
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

For information:

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291

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