Caribbean Grill Brings Island Flavor to UI Dining Halls
January 24, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (January 24, 2016) – In celebration of Black History Month, Caribbean Grill will be collaborating with the University of Illinois Dining Services as guest chef for a special Caribbean Islands themed dinner.

With influences from indigenous natives, West African slaves, and European imperialists alike, Caribbean cuisine is as much a part of the African diaspora as is the southern American cuisine known as soul food.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 4:30pm-8:00pm at the Ikenberry Dining Hall and 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Busey Evans Dining Hall, Caribbean Grill will present signature items from its award winning menu, in addition to special recipes developed in collaboration with UI Dining Services Executive Chef Carrie Anderson and her staff.

For dinner alone, Ikenberry and Busey Evans dining halls serve more than 3,000 students on a daily basis. “Our team is thrilled at the opportunity to work with the University on such a high profile project,” says Mike Harden, Executive Chef and Owner of Caribbean Grill. “It is a unique opportunity to reach not only the campus community, but the Champaign-Urbana community at large, in order to introduce them to authentic Caribbean cuisine,” Harden adds.

Ikenberry Dining Hall is located on the main floor of the Student Dining & Residential Programs (SDRP) building on the UI campus (301 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign), and is open to the public. Dinner will be served buffet style, with a total cost of $15.00 per guest. Busey Evans Dining Hall is located on the lower level of the Busey Evans Residence Hall (1111 W. Nevada St., Urbana). Metered street and lot parking (free after 5:00pm) are available at both locations.

Caribbean Grill can be reached by visiting, by calling (217) 960-JERK (5375), or by email at .