Edition 2 of Caribbean Days’ in Renaissance Brussels hotel in June

Brussels -- The second edition of the Caribbean Days’ promotion, which will be held at the Renaissance Brussels hotel from June 17 through 23, 2024, it was announced by The Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Europe (CCCE) this week.

The Caribbean Days’ is a series of business and cultural events to showcase ‘The Best of the Caribbean’, featuring a Caribbean Culinary Week at The Poet restaurant of the Renaissance Brussels hotel, the national Bartenders competition, in conjunction with the Union of Belgian Bartenders (UBB), the national Latin Dance competition, a Caribbean Literary evening, -Live musical evening, -Gala Dinner, and several trade workshops to promote Caribbean premium products, like Cocoa, Coffee, Rum & Spirits, as well as Cigars.

During the Caribbean Culinary Week, the award-winning celebrity Chef Orlando from Saint Lucia will be preparing a special 4-course Caribbean Gourmet Menu, in conjunction with Jérôme Ragon, executive chef, Renaissance Brussels; a unique opportunity to experience the finest Caribbean cuisine at special rate of 59 Euros.

We welcome the Caribbean Days’ promotion in Brussels, as an excellent way to support ongoing efforts to increase the visibility and raise the profile of the Caribbean in Belgium, and across Continental Europe. The Caribbean Culinary Week will allow local, regional and international patrons in Belgium to experience the Caribbean’s rich cultural heritage through the region’s finest gastronomic flavours, artistic products and high-quality services,” said Symone Betton Nayo, Ambassador of Jamaica, and current Co-ordinator of the Caribbean Group of Ambassadors in Brussels (CGAB)

Alia M’Rad, General Manager of Renaissance Brussels Hotel added:

We are thrilled to host the Caribbean Days this year at the Renaissance Brussels hotel. Together with the CCCE we have created a great program that will enable locals and visitors alike to discover the Caribbean culture in the centre of Brussels.”

CCCE is grateful for their support and will be welcoming sponsors from Belgium and other European markets who would like to take the opportunity to promote their products and/or services in relation to the greater Caribbean.

About the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Europe (CCCE): 

The Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, AISBL ( was founded in November 2019 to facilitate trade between the greater Caribbean and Europe and promote investments from Europe to the Caribbean. CCCE is a non-for-profit, multi-lateral business services organisation that is based at BECI, the Brussels Enterprises, Commerce & Industry, Avenue Louise 500, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels.

About the CARIFORUM Group of Ambassadors at Brussels (CGAB):

The CGAB is composed of Heads of Mission of twelve (12) Caribbean Embassies accredited to the Kingdom of Belgium and Missions accredited to the European Union (EU) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS). They represent The Islands of the Bahamas, the Republic of Barbados, Belize, the Republic of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) including Grenada, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, the Republic of Suriname and the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.

About the Renaissance Brussels and The Poet:

Located in the heart of the European Quarter, facing the European Parliament, close to Luxembourg train station and just a short walk from the fashionable boutiques of Avenue Louise, the Renaissance Brussels Hotel is ideally situated near all EU Institutions. With 262 spacious bedrooms, a restaurant and bar The Poet, and 9 spacious meeting rooms, the Renaissance Brussels Hotel is the best spot to explore the Belgian capital.

The Poet Brussels aims to encapsulate the spirit of both the neighbourhood and the city of Brussels: boldly fashionable and stylish, yet firmly dedicated to excellence in cuisine and premium offerings. The restaurant and bar provide the perfect setting for unique connections with locals and fellow globetrotters who share the same vision. The Poet is the perfect place to indulge and engage amidst decor inspired by the vibrant surroundings, where innovation and progressive ideas take centre stage.

For further information about the Renaissance Brussels and The Poet, check here

About Chef Orlando:

Orlando Satchell, better known as Chef Orlando is a British born (of Jamaican-Barbadian heritage) internationally-accredited and award-winning celebrity chef, who made Saint Lucia his home, where he owns and operates Orlando’s Restaurant & Bar at Fond Bernier in Soufrière. Chef Orlando’s culinary establishment has been accredited as one of the 'Top Three in the Caribbean' and he gained the prestigious title 'Caribbean Chef of the Year' at the Caribbean Travel Awards 2020. The food veteran was voted one of the best chefs in the region in 2018 and 2019 by Caribbean Journal and has been recognised as the only Caribbean restaurant to be observed as one of the best in the world by the readers of Travel & Leisure and Food & Wine in 2020. The Top Chef's Saint Lucian culinary abode is the only Caribbean restaurant to have attained this accolade by the renowned rated publications; the annual ‘World's Best Restaurants' list, a collaboration between Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine, is a celebration of eateries around the world that best capture the spirit, culture and cuisine of their communities.

In 2019 Chef Orlando was also honoured with a Gault Millau France award and as one of the top restaurants to dine in the Caribbean numerous times by Trip Advisor. The experienced chef deemed these major feats which he is humbled by giving props to his Barbadian mother as the main foundational contributor toward his success. He relished fond memories of growing up and observer her in full swing in the heart of their home, the kitchen, exhibiting her impeccable bargaining skills in the bustling marketplaces of London, England.