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Kaluga Kafe celebrates first anniversary

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Adrian Samuda managing director of Kaluga Kaf̩.<\n>
Kaluga five spice chicken<\n>

Kaluga is 1!

Kaluga Kafe in Old Harbour, St Catherine, is celebrating its first anniversary by giving back to the community, and ensuring customers feel appreciated for their loyalty and support.

The casual diner and sports bar that brings a taste of urban flavour to the rural town is located just a few minutes from the clock and the bustling activities of the area. Kaluga Kafe offers a rustic ambience with varnished bamboo to top off its signature look.

Already, this new chill spot has quietly been building on its foundation to make its mark on Jamaica's culinary landscape.

"I am pleased to have such dedicated customers, and to know that the community has embraced and supported us," said Adrian Samuda, managing director, Kaluga Kafe.

As part of the special celebrations, Samuda will be hosting a treat for the 40 boys who reside at Sunbeam Children's Home, as well as members of the Spring Village Youth Development Programme, both of which are located nearby.

"I am happy to have this opportunity to collaborate with these two unique institutions," Samuda said. "I recognise the interconnectedness of business and community development, and by starting with this treat, I hope to improve on our contributions over time."


seeking to empower


The youngsters will get a taste of Kaluga cuisine, courtesy of Samuda and his team, a move applauded by Randy Finnikin, chairman of the Children's Home, and executive director, Spring Village Development Foundation, a St Catherine-based organisation that is seeking to empower residents in that community.

Throughout April, Kaluga Kafe will also have a specially priced anniversary dish as an appreciation to customers - the Kaluga five-spice chicken with jerked plantain cream.

Kaluga Kafe opened its doors on April 12, 2014 with 15 employees and, to date, three additional members of staff have been added.

"It is a wonderful feeling to provide employment, and I'm proud of my staff for their commitment to their job and keeping our promise to provide great food and great vibes," Samuda said. "I knew there was a niche in Old Harbour for us, and this was revealed in the turnout for our special events, including Valentine's Day."

While celebrating, Samuda is also making plans to ensure the sustainability of Kaluga Kafe. A priority is strengthening the brand and making it a renowned name in the culinary arena. Already, he has been improving on this vision, with the catering arm of the company - Kaluga Gourmet Access.

"The main objective is to build on the foundation we have, and work strategically to extend our reach, while satisfying the tastes of our customers," he said.