Courtney Grant migrated from Jamaica 1998 after serving 10 years in the Jamaica Defence Force. Courtney and his wife Carleen Grant started a trucking business in 1998 and after 10 years decided he wanted to have more impact and more interaction in the community. In 2008 Courtney and Carleen started their first restaurant Caribbean Queen Jerk Drum and then in 2010 they opened Kitchen King. Over the years the Caribbean Queen Jerk Drum has contributed to numerous charities related to helping the community. Such as $2000.00 donated to ResQ Youth International Inc. for the youth. In return for its commitment to the community Caribbean Queen Jerk Drum has received many prestigious awards. Just to name a few, the Jamaican Canadian Association award, the Unsung Hero award, the Soldier Award, awards from the City of Toronto and City of Vaughn. He was nominated last year by the Food Network Association for best tasting Caribbean food. Courtney and his family are members of Bible Way Church in Christ under the leadership of Dr. Daniel Cowans at 1 holly Avenue Toronto, Ontario.
Courtney and Carleen are proud parents of two lovely children D’Vaughn and Shavoni. We say again, CONGRATULATIONS to Courtney, his family and the Caribbean Queen Jerk Drum.
Prerequisite for the Business of the Month
- The business must have utmost respect and service to its customers because they are the ones that make it happen.
- Those who work for your business family or not must never be taken for granted instead they must be respected and treated well and compensated reasonable for their services.
- Invest in the community that supports your business especially in the children and our youth.
The late Mr. Walters founder of the Walmart brand always encouraged his managers to invest in the community where the business is located, because the community is the one that spends their money at your establishment.
Mr. Courtney Grant is following this very model. He invests in the community even though sometimes it may be financially challenging. He visits the local schools and has built relationships with teachers and students, extending his generosity by sharing free meals with the school community. He is a noble man, extending a noble gesture to the wider community.
No one should be upset with Courtney’s success because he and his family put in very hard work. He told Jamaican Xpress that by 2:00 am in the morning he is at the restaurant cooking breakfast for everyone and the early morning truckers. Stop by Weston Road and Finch Avenue and you will see him there. Stop by for some good old fashioned Jamaican breakfast, like ackee & saltfish, mackerel, liver, porridge and more. Congratulations once again to Mr. Courtney and Caribbean Queen Jerk Drum for a job well done.