ChatBout - the CB Group eZine - June 2015

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The June 2015 issue of our ChatBout eZine. Highlights of our Annual Thanksgiving Service. We've given back through Jamaica Environment Trust to "Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica" and CB Group staff become teachers for a day.


03 PAN-X: PAN is 10yeArs old!07 soNs WHo CooK14 oN THe Field or oN THe PlATeJUNE EDITION . #19T H E C B G R O U P N E W S L E T T E RTable ofCONTENTS7 sons who cook: a mothers day treat5 cb chickens new and improved tray packs3 pan-x: pan is 10 years old!1 welcome11151823nutramix: lets grow togethera blessed thanksgivingfor our groupa day in the life of cecil jackson andrupert whitea few facts about chickenwelcome 1WelcomeWe all know the saying, its not WHAT you say, its HoW you say it.Whether at work or at home, we can all appreciate that statement. It speaks to how important communication is, whether between co-workers, customers, family or friends. By the inflection in our voices, the look in our eyes, the position of our hands and our body language in general, the other person can tell whether we are truly being sincere with our words or if we are just paying lip service. The words what and how make a big difference.Well, if we take that same principle to our business, Im sure you would agree that it matters not just WHAT we do, but HOW we do it. On May 8th, our CBG volunteers partnered with Junior Achievement Jamaica to become a teacher for a day at the Alpha Convent of Mercy School. It was our 3rd consecutive year and our best yet, with almost 1,000 contact volunteer hours and the largest turnout of volunteers to date. The program is an eye opening experience that helps to inspire students by sharing your professional experiences, but it also gives you a small taste of what our teachers go through each and every day and Im yet to meet someone who doesnt walk away with a new appreciation for these very special members of our society. On May 25th, we hosted our second annual CBG Labour Day Project, this time in support of Jamaica Environment Trusts Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica campaign. Coming out of a recent meeting, we learnt that that the average Jamaican will not walk more than 10 feet to throw away their garbage and so if there is no garbage bin, they simply throw it on the floor. So to help keep our communities clean, we purchased 50 large garbage bins and branded them with the Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica logo.In June, we welcome the full integration of our new CB tray pack packaging line, which includes a new machine that uses less film, creates less waste and fully seals the product, helping us to create not only a more environmentally friendly product, but also one with a longer shelf life and a higher quality for our consumers. Later in the year, we will partner with PLANT JAMAICA, a newly formed non-profit organization to help build micro farms in schools and teach young kids about sustainable farming. These are just some of the initiatives that speak to our HOW and HOW we are affecting the lives or our fellow Jamaicans, in WHAT we do. We sincerely hope that all of these activities make you proud to be part of our team and so we invite you to let us know how you feel about these activities and make suggestions about any other activities that you think we should support in the future.Lots more to come!Matthew Lyn, Chief Operating Officer23around the brand in 30 days cb chickenRegionals: Portmore, Saturday, August 22, 2015 Montego Bay, Saturday, September 26, 2015Grand Final: Downtown Kingston, Waterfront, Sunday November 1, 2015Can You Believe It?Pan Is 10 Years Old!In Celebration, weve named itPan-X and this year, its Biggerand Better than Ever!SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE PAN EVENTS: 5around the brand in 30 days cb chickenThe next time you visit your favourite grocery store,check out our newly improved tray packs! some great benefits include: A new breathable film which extends the products shelf life Less environmental impact- the new machine uses 30-40% less material and the new film is better for the environment A leak resistant seal Less maintenance or downtime, which improves efficiency at our plantSnap a photo with the new packaging at home andshare on our facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.Look out forCB ChickensNEW ANDIMPROVEDTRAY PACKSHelp spread the word! @CB Chicken6around the brand in 30 days caribbean passionCaribbean Passion is changing how you view convenience foods. Were just getting started with Traditional Pumpkin Chicken soup; a rich blend of vegetables, herbs, spices and slow cooked chicken thatll do way more than stop a gap. For now, you can get our new Caribbean Passion soups at Texaco Barbican and coming very soon: Rubis Waterloo Road. But keep an eye open as we roll out island wide. A huge thank you to our staff members that participated in our taste-tests, who gave us excellent feedback to get the perfect formula.And an big shout out to the Soup Man, our Project Manager, Dominic Pearson for packing full and robust flavour in every spoonful.Caribbean Passion soups have a suggested retail of: $200 per cup. Coming soon: Vegetarian, and Red Peas Soup (with Pigs Tail)To7around the brand in 30 days copperwood porkWho says that men cant cook? To celebrate the special lady in their lives, three sons took over the kitchen to make yummy meals for their Moms, prepared with love and Copperwood Pork, of course.We ventured into the homes of Ricki Walsh, Simon Packer, and CBGs very own Andrew Raymore, as they took out all the stops to create a memorable dish for their Mothers.If you missed our special feature in the Gleaner, check out this link: and flip to this ChatBouts recipe section on page 22 to try the Sausage Carbonara with Crispy Bacon Sausage prepared by Andrew.CopperwoodsSons Who Cook:A Mothers Day Treataround the brand in 30 days smart eggs 8teaches nutritionat B3 Parenting Expo The B3 Parenting Expo was back again and Smart Eggs hosted live cooking demos - teach-ing kids and parents alike how to make deli-cious and nutritious Smart Egg recipes. We also hosted a nutrition seminar for kids led by Health Coach Krissy Morgan Scott.At the events MaterniTea party Smart Eggs ensured full tummies with special Smart Eggs Salad sandwiches and Devilled Smart Eggs, and treated the mummies and mummies-to-be with goodies, gift bags and giveaways. Jakes Triathlon Powered by smart eggs Smart Eggs sponsored the 20th staging of the Jakes Triathlon which took place on Saturday, April 18th. The partnership was a perfect fit as fitness enthusiasts from Jamaica and abroad annually flock the Treasure Beach community to take part in this internationally recognised event. All athletes passed through the Smart Eggs Smart Start gateway and to ensure that no participant was left hungry, we met them at the finish line with delicious sandwiches to refuel them after their long race! around the brand in 30 days smart eggs 9around the brand in 30 days bad dawg 10Have you visited our Golden Wheels in New Kingston? If you havent, what are you waiting for? Stop by our newest location, snap a photo and share your Bigga Betta Badda Bad Dawg experience and post to our facebook page and you could WIN free Bad Dawgs. Check out these photo highlights from our fans that are all too thrilled to have Bad Dawg in the business capital of Kingston! around the brand in 30 days nutramix 11Have you liked our Facebook page? NUTRAMIX will be making big changes in June and the coming months on social media. Well be shining a light on our customers, farmers and developing a community for Jamaicans to Farm Together, and Grow Jamaica. Help us make it the best page it can be - Like Nutramix on Facebook /FarmNutramix and Reach out to Tina Hamilton via email at, tina.hamilton@mycbgroup and Andrew Raymore to let us know what you want to hear about on Social Media.Lets Grow TogetherJoin Us on FACeBooKin OurCreating BondsCommunities1213our community ja in a day at alphaJa in a Day at Alpha!Twelve (12) volunteers from the CBG Family proudly wore the hat of teacher and shared their personal career experiences with 9th Graders at the Convent of Mercy Alpha Academy. Our team delivered Junior Achievement Jamaicas JA Careers with a Purpose programme, introducing 268 students to the importance of positive values, life maxims, and ethical decision-making for their career and life decisions. This is our third year teaching at Alpha, and as always, the students welcomed us with open arms. Our volunteers were equally as excited, but after a full day in the classroom, everyone has an even greater respect for our teachers! A huge thank you to the CBG Family that were able to participate: Tudie Simpson; Colin Kerr; Asahel Huie; Everton Myers; Anna-Marie Linton; Sharine Bonner; Opal Wellington; Davia Graham; Lorraine Tulloch; Tanneithia Findley; Yanique Simpson; and Alicia Bogues.our community on the field or on the plate 14On the field or on the plate - Team Copperwood isat it again!Hot on the heels of success in the lime Futsol street Football Competitions Hanover Finals, were biggin up Copperwood Farms again. Copperwoods newest product, the Premium Copperwood Pork Sausages have been officially nominated for the Jamaica observer Table Talk Food Awards in the category of Best New Food item. stay tuned to the press for the results of the awards. A big congrats AGAiN to the Copperwood team, you continue to make CBG Proud!our community a blessed thanksgiving for our group 15A Blessed Thanksgivingfor Our GroupSpecial Thanks to everyone who came out to our Annual Thanksgiving Service at The Church of the Open Bible, on Sunday, May 3rd. It was truly a wonderful morning of fun and worship, and the musical selections were nothing short of amazing!We are grateful for our continued success and for all your hard work and dedication. We look forward to another fantastic year! 16CBBIGUPSJUNe BIRTHDAYS1 Herman Adlam 20 Joey GreenCerica Simpson-Montgomery 22 Joan McKie2 Sharon Stewart Andrae MoodieMark Thrope 23 Michelle Robinson5 Kacian Nelson Tashmarie Hall7 Suzette Dawkins-Gregg 24 Jadean Samuels8 Sandra Ffrench 25 Phillip Clair9 Angello Gordon Julia Aitken10 Leisa Blair Marsha Smith-McBean12 Sharon Black 26 Courtney Hector13 Kenneth Bailey 27 Tomyo Williamson15 Linton Reid 28 Beverley PasselleDonalyn Morgan 29 Patricia Smith-Tennyson16 Iraline Williams 30 Wayne DaleChristine Rowe Arelda GreenJUly BIRTHDAYS3 Corie Bryan4 Franz LloydRamiel Campbell5 Clifton Daye7 Toni-Ann WilliamssTAFF ANNoUCeMeNTsA very warm welcometo the newest memberof the CB Family!NEW HIRESdwight dunkley Assistant AccountantAccounting- Group OfficeMay 4, 2015cb big ups birthdays & staff movements 17cb big ups a day in the life of cecil jackson and rupert white 18A Day In The Life OfCecil Jackson ANDRupert WhiteTogether, Cecil Jackson and Rupert White have been driving CB Group to success for nearly 40 years combined. Their dedication and professionalism ensures delivery of CB Foods products to our customers with the best service in Jamaica. How long have you been working with the CB Group?Cecil: Since the Group took over Copperwood - about 15 years. I was actually originally with Copperwood from 1996.Rupert: A long time man, about 20 years now - from we were driving Leeland Trucks!What section of the Group are you in and what is your role?Cecil: Shipping and Logistics I am a driver salesman assigned to Hanover. Rupert: Im a Driver/Sales Man. I do collections as well as deliveries with CB, Im with Carib Haulage but I say CB, Carib Haulage is a new thing to me everybody knows and says CB. For you, what is the best part about working at CB? Cecil: To service the customer I enjoy working with my cutomsers I really have some great ones.Rupert: To be on the road interacting with customers. I am customer friendly, I love to serve and accommodate people my customers know and love me. Tell us about a typical day at work for you? From start to finish. Cecil: I deliver goods to the customers, and at the end of the day balance off the days accounts. The orders are first placed to customer care then to shipping which loads the truck and gives me the info to execute. My route runs from Lucea to Hopewell and Lucea to Negril.Rupert: First things first check your vehicle inside and out make sure everything is clean to face the customers and safe for you. I get my orders by phone and do my route which includes Spanish Town, Linstead, Portmore all through to Three Miles. Before I had the largest route, all the way to MoBay I did that long route for 6 years or more. Some of my customers - I just know what they need over the years.What gets you through a hectic work day?Cecil: I manage with the help of my assistants Carvin Green and Gerald Grant; I work really well with them. Rupert: My customers really carry me through. They really do work with me and are great. Lets not forget my team of course my side-men are good youths dedicated and supportive.What is your favourite CB product? Cecil: Caribbean Passion Bacon for sure.Rupert: I love the Bad Dawg you know! If you could be in another section of the group for a day, where would you go and why?Cecil: Ive never thought about that really. I like it here at Copperwood, Im from the west born and raised I dont think Id really want to be anywhere else. Rupert: I would be in my section still but I would want to be training drivers on customer service and management of their vehicles. This is what I am good at. I like to see people care their vehicles and take care of their customers. What has been your most embarrassing moment at work? Cecil: I cant come up with one to be honest. Rupert: When I cant get to service my customer properly- I am embarrassed. Its not a regular thing but when a man puts his pot on the fire at his restaurant and doesnt get a timely delivery due to no fault of my own I am still embarrassed.Name your favourite chicken/ pork dish?Cecil: Baked Chicken from Home my wife Ionas. Rupert: Fried Chicken my favourite is my own I fry it myself and I love Jerk Pork from Boston or Scotchies.cb big ups a day in the life of cecil jackson and rupert white 19My customers really do carry me through. They really do work with me and are great.and tid-bits20Lunchbox Drumsticks and String BeansINGREDIENTS cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 CB Chicken drumsticks 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 ounces trimmed string beans 1 teaspoon Champagne vinegar TIPMake a big batch of this crunchy oven-fried chicken on Sunday for easy packing during the week. A little grated cheese in the breadcrumbs is a welcome addition.DIREcTIoNS1. Preheat oven to 425. Mix yogurt and mustard in a medium bowl. Toss chicken in yogurt mixture to coat. In a large plastic bag, shake together panko, 1 tsp. salt, and pepper. Add chicken, toss until coated, and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet with a rack. Roast until chicken is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the drumsticks registers 165, 4050 minutes. Let cool completely.2. Meanwhile, cook string beans in boiling salted water until bright green and just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain beans and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Drain, toss with vinegar, and season with salt. Pack cold chicken and string beans in separate containers.recipe corner lunchbox drumsticks and string beans 21 Recipe by Bon Apptit Photograph by Alex LauJerk Sausage carbonara with crispy Bacon Sausagerecipe corner jerk sausage carbonara with crispy bacon sausage 22INGREDIENTS 400g penne pasta 4 Copperwood Jerk Sausages, whole 4 Copperwood Bacon Sausages, diced 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 4 Smart Egg yolks 5 tbsp single cream 85g parmesan, finely grated Small bunch parsley, finely choppedDIREcTIoNSCook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, slice Jerk Sausage casing and remove meat with hands or a fork (peel away any excess casing carefully), and with damp or lightly oiled hands, roll into small-ish balls. Reserve one egg yolk to dip and re-roll sausage balls this will help keep them from breaking apart when fried.Heat a nonstick frying pan and cook the diced Bacon Sausages until crispy. Remove and keep warm. Fry the sausage balls until golden and cooked through, remove and keep warm (a low oven is good for this). Cook the onion and garlic in the fat from the bacon sausage and sausage balls (tip some out if you need to) until soft.In a small bowl, mix the remaining 3 egg yolks, cream, most of the Parmesan and most of the parsley with lots of black pepper and a pinch of salt. Drain the pasta, reserving a ladle of water. Tip the pasta back into the pan, off the heat, and add the egg mix, onions and sausage balls. Mix well, adding some pasta water until you have a sauce that coats the pasta. Tip into bowls, scatter over the remaining parsley and Parmesan, and top with the crispy bacon sausage.Serve with garlic bread and a light salad. did you know? 231. The chicken, Gallus gallusdomesticus, is a domestic subspecies of the red junglefowl, a member of the pheasant family native to Asia. 2. The red junglefowl was first domesticated at least 5,000 years ago in Asia, then taken around the world. Today the domestic chicken is kept globally as a very productive food source of both meat and eggs.A FeW FACTs ABoUT CHiCKeNs.3. Can chickens fly? Not really, but they can get airborne enough to make it over a fence or into a tree.4. With 25 billion chickens in the world, there are more of them than any other type of bird.5. There are dozens of chicken breeds, such as the Dutch bantam, leghorn and Rhode Island red. CB Chicken raises mostly the Hubbard-Cobb hybrid breed.6. Baby chickens are chicks. Female chickens are pullets until theyre old enough to lay eggs and become hens. Male chickens are called roosters, cocks or cockerels. 7. And which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, all vertebrates have eggs, but the hard-shelled variety first appeared among reptiles.tid bits time saving tips for home and work 24At Home:1. Set your clothes out the night before. How much time do you spend figuring out what to wear? Or how long does it take you to find your favourite shirt? Deciding what you want to wear and laying it out the night before can save you priceless minutes each morning.2. Pack your work/school bag the night before. Making sure your bag has everything you need or that your wallet, car keys and cell phone are in one easy-to-find place is another easy way to avoid hassle and save time in the morning.3. Make breakfast simple. Breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day, but lack of time in the morning can cause people to skip it. A quick strategy to combat this is to prepare all the materials you need for your breakfast the night before. Whether youre mixing pancake batter, cooking eggs to heat up in the morning or packing something to take with you, having your breakfast prepared beforehand can make all the difference in your morning routine.At Work:1. Is it critical? Or important? If you have a lot on your plate at work, try dividing your tasks into two categories: critical and important. Only move on to important tasks after the critical ones are complete. This is a great way to not only make your workload more manageable, but it can also help improve your performance at work. 2. Dont let email take over your day. Having your email open your entire workday can lead to decreased productivity. Schedule a dedicated chunk of time each day to read new emails and send replies, and then close your email. That way you can reduce distractions and focus on your work. 3. Prepare a plan for tomorrow. One of the easiest ways to save time at work is to have a game plan for the next day. Developing a strategy for the day beforehand allows you to prioritize tasks, schedule meetings and complete your work faster. Time Saving Tipsfor Home & WorkThe one thing we all wish we had more of? Time. Whether youre getting things in order at work or getting the kids ready for school, streamline your daily routine with these three simple tips to save time.Saturday, July 18, 2015National Chest Hospital, 36 Barbican Road Between the hours of 9am and 4pm.deNBiGH AGriCUlTUrAl sHoWJuly 31, 2015 August 2, 2015Denbigh ShowgroundMay Pen ClarendonTell Us What You Think!Were always looking for fresh ideas for the ChatBout. Send your thoughts and feedback to and help us make the ChatBout better than ever in 2015.