Chat Bout - The CB Group eZine - February 2015
The February 2015 issue of our Chat Bout eZine. Heart Healthy tips; Recipes perfect for Valentines Day; CB Chicken featured on the table at 'Opa!' Greek Restaurant; CB Group giving back and more.
03 0713YOUR BRAND ON THE TABLE - CB AT OPABAD DAWG TURNS 3CB THANKS PAN VOLUNTEERSFEBRUARY EDITION . #15T H E C B G R O U P N E W S L E T T E RTable ofCONTENTS11 water tankfor agriculture7bad dawg turns 33 your brand on the table - cb chickenat opa1 welcome13161923thank youpan volunteersday in the life of carolyn taylorrum cream + coffee egg nogg with whipped creammark your calendarwelcome 1WelcomeGarth ChannerChief Financial OfficerAnother year has crept up on us so quickly, and before we realize we will be saying goodbye to 2015. Time will therefore be of the essence for us to put our thoughts into action if we are to make 2015 a memorable one.The CB Group has had a successful 2014 and we expect this positive trend to continue into 2015. Notwithstanding our successes to date, the country continues to face challenges with the constant devaluation of the dollar, the high cost of borrowing and the variability of commodities prices, to name a few factors that could affect us positively or negatively. Internally, we too are faced with challenges which we have to manage on a daily basis. Of course, this has only been possible through the continued hard work and dedication of all of our managers and staff throughout the Group, and here I must say- A big thank you for all your efforts. We are also mindful of our social responsibilities and are quite happy to share with our customers and consumers whenever economic forces allow us to do so; as seen recently with the reduction of prices for all products across all brands and the numerous charities that we continue to support. As a group we are positive about our future and the possibilities over the short term. Let us therefore work together, as a team, to make this year our best year yet, for our company, as well as for ourselves.All the very best,2Opa! Greek Restaurant and LoungeJamaicas only authentic Greek restaurant came onto the Kingston scene in 2013 and were proud to know that they are a loyal CB customer, and only serve CB Chicken on their tables.Opa!s owner, Alexx Antaeus prides himself on being able to guarantee customers an unforgettable experience. From timely and friendly service, to tantalizing your taste buds with Authentic Greek dishes such as Moussaka, Horiatiki, Gourounopoulo & Gyros plus many more. What does Opa mean?Opa means to celebrate life and gives patrons the chance to experience a little piece of Greek History by the trying the old Greek tradition of smashing of plates or glasses during celebratory occasions.Check them out and try a delicious CB Chicken dish. Eat. Drink. Opa!Your brand on the table:CB Chicken at OPA!3around the brand in 30 days cb chickenLEMONATO: Lemon flavored baked chicken, served with roasted potatoes and vegetables.KOTOSOUVLAKI: Cubed grilled chicken breast andvegetables on a stick served with pita bread.4around the brand in 30 days caribbean passionPreparing a special meal doesnt have to be hard.With Caribbean Passion ready to eat meats you can make scrumptious meals in no time. Love our sausages? Well, they arent just delicious by themselves; they can be used as ingredients for tasty, nutritious, quick and easy meals. Look out for recipes for Caribbean Passion Pepperoni Pizza and Caribbean Passion Carbonarra in upcoming issues of the ChatBout and stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more great ideas in the kitchen.How do you use Caribbean Passion?Tell us! @caribbeanpassionjaUse Caribbean Passion Sausages and Meats to create a delightful pepperoni pizza or pasta carbonara. Coupled with other simple ingredients, you cant go wrong creating a meal with the Caribbean Passion line.Cooking with Caribbean Passion 5around the brand in 30 days copperwood porkLove Your Pork And Lose Weight:Pork Lovers Are In Luck!According to a new study published in the Purdue University journal Obesity, researchers found that including protein from lean pork in your diet can help you lose weight while maintaining more lean tissue, including muscle. The pork dieters rated themselves more positively in terms of overall mood and happiness during dieting compared to those who ate less protein. Those that ate more protein, with pork as their only source of meat, felt fuller, longer after meals.Copperwood Pork,The Healthy OptionAccording to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), pork tenderloin contains the same amount of fat and slightly less calories than the same serving of skinless chicken breast. Todays most popular cuts of pork have 16% less total fat and 27% less saturated fat than they did 20 years ago. In fact, cuts of pork that come from the loin - including chops and roasts - are the leanest cuts of pork available.Now dieters have more options than ever to make lean, healthy choices when planning meals. Pork really is the Other white MeatDid You Know?The high-protein diet included 6 ounces, or two servings, of pork every day. Its easy to reach this goal by including lean cuts of pork like Canadian bacon with your eggs for breakfast, adding grilled or sauted pork chop strips to your salad at lunch, or roasting pork tenderloin for dinner.Check the recipe corner of this ChatBout for a great lean, healthy pork recipe!Compare Pork:Tired Of Chicken And Fish?120CALORIES PER SERVING140 1416around the brand in 30 days smart eggsEat Smart, Live Smart and run powered by Smart EggsEggs are an excellent source of nutrition, and the perfect part of any health conscious diet. Smart Eggs are an even smarter choice, enriched in omega-3 fatty acids that can help you gain muscle, lose belly fat and prevent injuries. As part of our campaign to Eat Smart. Live Smart, Smart Eggs sponsors active lifestyle events and fitness groups, encouraging our brand as part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. On January 10th, we sponsored the We Got The Runs Club annual awards ceremony where members were awarded prizes for their performance and commitment to running in 2014. Smart Eggs has partnered with the club for various races and fitness events over the year and sponsored two of the awards. Also in attendance were fitness junkies from Pacers Running Club, True Form Fitness, Come Run b4 the Sun and road run logistics company Running Events. Find out about the 2015 running calendar at www.runningeventsja.com and more about the We Got The Runs fitness club at:www.wgtrja.comPhotos from top to bottom (L-R): We Got The Runs awardee, Dr. Ronson Reeves crosses the finish line at the CB Group/UWI 5k Smart Egg gifts prepared for the dedicated runners at the award ceremony Not only are our eggs SMART but theyre packaged smartly as well We Got the Runs team members pause for our cameras in their Smart Eggs Eat Smart. Live Smart shirts at the CB Group UWI 5k. Kristina Kerr representing Smart Eggs awards Ryon Chambers, fastest male runner of 2014 Andrew Walcott, President of We Got The Runs awards committed runner Craig Luearound the brand in 30 days bad dawg 7Can you believe it?The Bigga, Betta, Sausage is turning 3! Join us on Friday February 6th, for amazing 2-4-1 specials at all these locations*:--- Devon House North Lawn---Boulevard Super Centre--- Empire Supermarket, Cross Roads---Strand Street, Montego Bay---Montego Bay Bus Park (behind Courts)---Oakton Entertainment Complex (also known as Lime Light)---Wing King (Oaklands)* while stocks lastBut dont forget the PARTY at Devon House featuring music, giveaways and hosted by the one and only Dutty Berry!So if yu bad, mek sure yu reach! 5-10p.m. Relive last years badniss with a few pics from our 2nd birthday.Bad Dawg Turns8around the brand in 30 days nutramixMore Than JustChicken Feed!NUTRAMIX is the leading brand of animal feed in Jamaica and a fast paced grower in the Caribbean region. Many people think that NUTRAMIX is just about chicken or pig feed. Our trademark Broiler and Pig Feeds are market leaders and known in the field as a farmers best option for a successful business and high yield. But did you know NUTRAMIX also produces feed for:These are just some of our feeds. At Newport Mills we also produce a variety of specialty feeds including rabbit, sheep and even ostrich!COWSNUTRAMIX dairy feeds are trusted by the most successful farmers in the island, from the largest to the smallest. Our feeds contain the highest-quality ingredients and we are proud to deliver nutritional value that dairy farmers can trust to help them provide top standard milk for Jamaica.GOATSGrowing goats successfully isnt easy, and the nutrition of a herd isnt just a health concern; its an investment in profits. The market for goat meat in Jamaica is ripe for local farmers to take advantage and NUTRAMIX goat feeds are formulated to ensure farmers have the nutrition needed to raise a healthy animal and manage costs so they can supply Jamaica and help reduce goat meat imports.DOGSWhether your dog is guarding your business or playing at home, Mans best friend needs good quality nutrition and a balanced diet. Many people do not know that NUTRAMIX offers premium quality dog` food that provides the best nutrition for your dog and peace of mind for you.in OurCreating BondsCommunities10Garvey Maceo High School Gets Water Tank For Agricultural Use Courtesy Of CB GroupWe recently installed a 1,000 gallon water tank at the Garvey Maceo High School in Clarendon. The school had the winning debate team at the Youth Climate Change Conference 2014, which we sponsored.The tank will be used primarily in the schools agricultural activities and lessons. Three other schools received 1,000 gallon water tanks: - Eltham High School Spanish Town; Dinthill Technical School Linstead; and Claremont All Age School Lucea. These tanks were donated to schools identified as having a serious need.Photos from top to bottom (L-R): Principal Erica Eubanks, shows the CB team the schools scotch bonnet pepper crop The newly installed water tank (left) at Garvey Maceo High School CB Groups Ryan Silvera (centre), Promotions and Events Coordinator, smiles with Garvey Maceo students and Principal, Erica Eubanks (right), in front of the newly installed water tank (left). Garvey Maceo students tending to sweet peppers in their greenhouse on campusour community water tank for agriculture 11our community group + gourmet fitness 12Group Fitness!Are you keeping your New Years resolutions? Its already February and before you know it, it will be Easter, and then Summer.Meet the CB Chicks- one year plus into our programme! Its hard to believe weve doing it for so long- I guess its true when they say time flies when youre having fun and its been fun! We have bonded as a group, providing great support for each other.We could not have done this without the practical support of the company and for this we are truly grateful. Just imagine your exercise class being a change of gear and a minutes walk away from your desk! There could be no reason not to go to class.As a group we have lost over 30 pounds, increased our energy levels, boosted our self confidence and self esteem all this supported by loads of compliments from various onlookers inside and outside the office.We remain committed to this and embrace it as a lifestyle change. We sincerely welcome others who want to join us, feel good and get fit, or start their own CB fitness groups at other locations.Big up our trainer Stokely Rose and his team for their hardwork and dedication to the Chicks :)Gourmet Fitness!Looking for healthy lunch options as you work towards your New Years resolutions? Or maybe youre getting ready to have that Carnival Body. Try Gourmet Fitness, a loyal CB customer, they cook up delicious chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes that will make your mouth water but keep your waistline in check. Try their scrumptious Siracha Lime Pork Loin made only with Copperwood Pork or maybe the Herb Crusted Grilled (CB) Chicken Breast.Call 925-7237 to place your order for delivery, and coming soon you will be able to pay with major credit and debit cards via their website:www.gourmet f i tness ja .comour community give love. give blood 13A BIG CBG Thank You to our 2014 Pan Chicken Championship Volunteers.The volunteers were recently treated to dinner at Macau Gaming Lounge and Bar in appreciation of their hard work making the Pan 2014 series our most successful yet and the Pan Chicken Championship Grand Finals on the waterfront our biggest to date.The post-pan get together is now a tradition and we look forward to doing it again in 2015 when we host Pan X our 10th Pan Chicken Championship! Eat. Live.Pan.BIGUPSCB14MARCH BIRTHDAYSFEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 3. Andrea Mayne, Alicia Mitchell 4. Maureen Simms, Shelly-Ann Cargill 5. Deanne Whitely, Carlos Lewis, Norris Fisher 6. Patricia Miller, Francios Ayres, Kemar Bennett 9. Colin Porter10. Alicia Bogues11. Zena Ferguson, Roxanne Issacs12. Desmond Thompson, Craig McNaught13. Imogene Cameron-Dowie, Claudette Lyons, Ann-Marie Duhaney14. Dwight Howell, Pete Sinclair, Tanneithia Findley 15. Samuel Barrett, Dwayne Gordon-White16. Donovan Bent, Kameika Whyte-Lloyd 17. Monica Green, Mayna Nesbeth, Victor Barracks18. Tyrone Cunningham, Errol Thomas19. Norma Parnther, Jermaine Jackson20. Anthony Reid21. Owen Wright, Hubert Blair, Mark Thompson, Kevin Burke22. Elaine Campbell, Vandana Reid, Rovell Pryce24. Ricardo Gayle26. Claudia Clarke, Kereen Cole 1. Asahel Huie 2. Veron Graham 3. Carol Christie, Cheryl Watt 4. Andrew Young 5. Karl Harriott 6. Andrea Humphery 7. George Williams, ORane GraySTAFF ANNOUCEMENTSA very warm welcome to the newest members of the CB Family!Phillip PennantMaintenance TechnicianArnold RoadJanuary 12, 2015Deanne WhitelyCredit and Collections ManagerAccounts, Group OfficeJanuary 21, 2015cb big ups birthdays & staff movements 15cb big ups a day in the life of carolyn taylor 16A DayIn TheLife OfCarolyn Taylor(Supervisor, St. Ann Agency)Ive been a member of the CB Group for approximately four (4) years.I work in the Logistics Department as a Supervisor for the St. Anns Bay Agency. My role is to oversee all shipping and sales accounting activities.The best part about working with CB is the job security that comes from knowing that I am a part of a group that is so diverse, that has grown significantly and is still growinga group with a future. The diversity of the group also provides many opportunities and support for personal growth and development.1. How long have you been a member of the CB Group? 2. What section of the group are you in and what is your role?3. What is the best part about working at CB?I usually start with checking the temperature log to ensure that the freezers are working at the required temperatures, after which I would check my emails to see if there is anything that needs urgent attention. My next task would usually be to check and update all my inventory reports to confirm the quantity of our inventory on hand. I sometimes walk the freezers to confirm the quantity and quality of stock on hand. Most of the rest of the day is usually spent checking and reconciling all the billing and cashiering transactions. The day usually ends with balancing the cashier, sending off the lodgment with the couriers and checking the temperatures of the freezers.4. Describe a typical day for you from the moment you arrive at work till when you leave.cb big ups a day in the life of carolyn taylor 17Prayer; a scripture for encouragement; focusing on the task to be completed for the day; support from my team members and a good laugh.5. What gets you through a hectic work day?My favourite CB product is Copperwood Pork spare ribs.6. What is your favourite CB product?Copperwood Farms, our pork processing facility. I had the privilege to visit the chicken plant at Arnold Road and I was very impressed. That experience provided me with a greater understanding and appreciation of CBs commitment to producing quality chicken products. I ship pork products every day and I am very impressed with the range of pork products we offer. A visit to Copperwood Farms would certainly satisfy my curiosity about how these products are produced.7. If you could be in another section of the group for a day, where would you go and why?My most embarrassing moment was walking into a closed gate that was usually open. I was on my way to my office after speaking to a customer on the outside, I was reading a document with my head down and only realized that the gate was closed without my knowledge when my forehead made a solid connection with the metal gate in full view of customers. The pain was bad, but the embarrassment was WORSE. My customers were thoughtful, they did not laugh and I moved to my office as quickly as I could to cover my shame and ease my pain.8. What has been your most embarassing moment at work?Barbequed spare ribs with Yellow Heart roasted breadfruit.9. Name your favourite chicken/pork dish.That experience provided me with a greater understandingand appreciation of CBs commitment to producingquality chicken products.and tid-bits18Rum Cream and Coffee Egg Nogg with Whipped CreamINGREDIENTS (yields 6-7 cups)- 4 Smart Egg (or Chippenham) Yolks- 1/3 Cup Sugar- 1 Pint Whole Milk- 1 Cup Heavy Cream- 1 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg- 1 Cup Rum Cream- 2 Tbsp Instant Coffee- Cup White RumDIRECTIONS- In a bowl, beat the egg yolk until they lighten in colour- Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until it completely dissolved- Add the milk, cream, rum cream, white rum, coffee and nutmeg and stir to combine- How to serve: Chill and serve in a cold glass and garnish with whipped cream*Contributed by Shea Stewart of Elite Kreationsrecipe corner rum cream and coffee egg nogg with whipped cream 19Have Fun Together While Whipping Up This Eggs-otic DrinkCopperwood Pork Tenderloin with Cashews & Balsamic Green Peasrecipe corner copperwood pork tenderloin with cashews and balsamic green peas 20INGREDIENTS (serves 4)- 1 Cup Raw Green Peas, Rinsed- 2 Cloves Of Garlic- 2 Sprigs Of Rosemary- Salt And Pepper To Taste- 3 Tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil- 1 Pork Tenderloin (1 1/4 Lb)- 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar- 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard- 2 Celery Stalk, Finely Chopped- 1 Small Red Onion, Chopped- 1 Cup Cashew Nuts, Toasted- 2 Tbsp Fresh Oregano, ChoppedDIRECTIONS1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.2. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the Green Peas, Garlic, Rosemary and 1 tsp salt; simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender for 20-25 mins. Drain.3. Add 1 tbsp of the oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork with salt and pepper and cook, till brown on all sides, then transfer to the oven and roast until cooked through, for about 10 minutes, let rest for 5 more.4. In a large skillet add the remaining 2 tbsp oil, and add celery, carrot, onion, Cashew and Oregano, and cook till caramelized.5. Transfer to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredient and serve with the pork.Recipe & photograph courtesy of www.fabioviviani.comdid you know? 21 1. One pint of blood can save up to three lives. 2. Many patients with severe sickle cell disease receive blood transfusions every month. 3. A patient could be forced to pass up a lifesaving organ, if compatible blood is not available to support the transplant. 4. Giving blood will not decrease your strength. 5. An average adult has between 10 and 12 pints of blood. 6. 7% of a persons body weight is made up of blood. 7. Human blood travels 60,000 miles per day on its journey through the arteries, arterioles and capillaries and back through the venules and veins. 8. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body. 9. Blood carries carbon dioxide and other waste products back to the lungs, kidneys and liver for disposal.10. One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives.11. One car accident victim may require up to 30 units of blood, a bleeding ulcer could require anything between 3-30 units of blood and a coronary artery bypass may use between 1-5 units of blood.12. A unit of blood lasts for just 35 days.Blood Donation FactsHere are some great tips to keep your heart healthy in time for Valentines day; they wont stop a broken heart, but theyll keep you in great shape!Stop smokingno ifs, ands, or butts.This nasty habit is one of the top controllable risk factors for heart disease. The Ministry of Health and more than likely your mum recommend stubbing out this addiction to make a huge difference in your overall health.Move it, move it, move it.A new study from Australia found that sitting for long periods of time could shorten your life regardless of your body weight. It appears that being a couch potato has an unhealthy influence on blood fats and blood sugar. At the office, work in get up breaks, and go for a stroll.Go nuts.Almonds, walnuts, pecans, and other tree nuts deliver a powerful punch for lowering your risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. The American Heart Association suggests that substituting foods high in saturated fats with nuts helps reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol.Watch Your WaistlineThe risks to heart health that are associated with obesity include heart attacks, heart failure, CVD and CHD, along with a whole host of other negative health effects. Choose a balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and high in lean protein, fruits and vegetables, healthy oils and whole, unprocessed grains.Get Omega 3 fatty acids in your dietOmega-3 fatty acids are a type of unsaturated fatty acid that may reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation in the body can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease. They can also decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk, reduce irregular heartbeats, and in children may improve learning ability. Our Smart Eggs are a great source of these Omega 3 fatty acids.Instead O f Reso lut ions,Make A C ontract W it h Y ourse l f!TID.BITStid bits heart health tips for the month of love 22Heart Health Tips For The Month of LoveRainforest Sea Food FestivalWednesday, February 18thCatherine Hall Entertainment Centre,Montego Bay, St. JamesWere all back in shape after last years Chik-V and set for CB Groups Give Love, Give Blood Drive on March 5th. Motivate your co-workers and get your family and friends ready to come out and make a difference. A single donation could save three lives!Girl Guide Association Headquarters23mark your calendar 23CHILLIN on the FARMSunday, March 1st Murrays Farm, ClarendonAdmission: $6,000 presold$7,000 at the gate(Food and Drink INCLUSIVE)Time: 2p.m. - 10p.m.Music by: DJ SMOKE2424share the love and your table this year, with cb foodsShare the loveand your tablethis year, withCB Foods.By now you may have gotten your hands on the 2015 CB Foods Calendar. Our team is very excited and proud to share these delicious recipes courtesy of the Rousseau sisters, Michelle & Suzanne , stars of TVJs Two Sisters and a Meal and authors of Caribbean Potluck. As you journey through the year ahead, we look forward to your feedback and everyone sending us pics when you test these unique, carefully perfected recipes in your own homes. Until next time.Eat. Drink. Be Happy!now availablein supermarketsislandwidenow availablein supermarketsislandwide@BadDawgSausagesTell Us What You Think!Were always looking for fresh ideas for the ChatBout. Send your thoughts and feedback to Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org and help us make the ChatBout better than ever in 2015.