Caribbean Grill Wins 'Taste of the Town' Top Honors
March 8, 2011

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (March 8, 2011) – For the Fire and Police Memorial, the evening of Saturday March 5th was a very special night; it was the inaugural 'Taste of the Town' fundraiser benefit for the group.

Sponsored by the Memorial, Taste of the Town saw 33 different vendors, including many local restaurants and caterers, offering small bites of their cuisine to event goers. Caribbean Grill's menu included its Jerk Chicken – complete with sweet and spicy Jerk Sauce.

The over 300 guests in attendance were encouraged to cast their votes for People's Choice Awards in Best Starter, Best Entrée, Best International, and Best Dessert categories. Caribbean Grill took home top honors in both the Best Entrée and Best International awards for its Jerk Chicken.

When asked about the wins, Caribbean Grill Executive Chef and Owner Mike Harden said, "As a chef and business owner, its great to be recognized in this way, and even more so for that recognition to come directly from the people. Wanting to share my food with the people is why I cook."

The Taste of the Town event provided some valuable exposure to businesses like Harden's, as he looks forward to growing his catering business and eventually opening a restaurant. "It was a great opportunity to support the Fire and Police Memorial, as well as to reach a new audience that I might not have touched before," says Harden.

For more information on the Fire and Police Memorial, contact . Caribbean Grill can be reached by visiting, by calling (217) 960-JERK (5375), or by email at .