Driftwood Resturant Owners Team Up With Hey Sandy! PR to to Prepare a Traditional Bahamian Sunday Dinner

Driftwood Resturant Owners Team Up With Hey Sandy! PR to to Prepare a Traditional Bahamian Sunday Dinner
Hey Sandy! PR
Driftwood Restaurant owners, Jimmy Everett and Illia Gonzalez closed their restaurant at 2005 Federal Highway for the day and turned the kitchen over to Sandy Collier on October 6. Collier, who is originally from The Bahamas and the owner of Hey Sandy! PR located in Palm Beach County, worked with friends to prepare a traditional Bahamian Sunday dinner for more than 100 Bahamian evacuees living here after Dorian.

"I'm devastated by the destruction of my homeland. In any home on a Sunday in The Bahamas, you can get a plate of food from family, friends and even strangers. Sunday dinners are big in The Bahamas. I wanted the hurricane victims here to be able to enjoy an authentic Bahamian meal. Many of them are living in hotels and don't have a place to prepare a typical Bahamian dish for their families," Sandy Collier said.

Collier and her friend Jerusha Terry, who is also from The Bahamas and a school teacher in Palm Beach County, along with Chef Christina Dixion-Wells, the owner of Mini Meals on Wheels, and Mr. Brandon, The Conch Man, also a Bahamian who owns Funky Fritters here in Palm Beach County, were busy in the kitchen cooking Bahamian Peas and Rice, Bahamian Conch & Rice, Macaroni & Cheese Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Crab Salad, Conch Salad, Conch Fritters, Baked Chicken, Grouper Fingers, Steamed Conch, Steamed Chicken, Baked Chicken, BBQ Chicken and Curry Chicken. Chef Everett learned how to make conch salad and Bahamian macaroni and cheese.

"It was so generous and kind of Chef Jimmy and his wife Illia to close down their restaurant for the day and open it to all of us. His staff was phenomenal, waiting on tables, making cocktails and making everyone feel at home," Collier said.

Kids drew with chalk while everyone enjoyed an island band ASK JIMMY who donated their time.

Underwriters included Hey Sandy! PR and Communications, Driftwood, Vanilla Ice, Sharon DiPietro, Polar Electric and The Buzz Agency.

For more information, contact Debbie Abrams, 561-289-1378, Debbie@thebuzzagency.net
By: The Buzz Agency on Oct 09, 2019
Tags: Driftwood Plaza, Driftwood Restaurant, Hey Sandy! PR
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