Biography of Donald Smith

       Donald Smith, also known as “Champion Caterer” and “Don Choice” is the proud owner of Caribbean Choice Restaurant and Bakery located in the heart of West Palm Beach, doors first opened in summer 1999. The Jamaican born chef first discovered his passion for cooking at the age of 13 by watching his mom and older sister in the kitchen. Don began his culinary career as a restaurant Steward, to Prep Cook and then to Line Cook. He honed his cooking and cuisine food preparation skills at the Culinary Institute.

       Before coming to West Palm Beach, Donald Smith affectionately called Don started several business venture in the { BIG APPLE} NEW YORK CITY, in 1989 with a wide variety stores namely Tailor shop, Night Club, Bakery and Restaurants.

He escalated his business called CARIBBEAN CHOICE then from partnership with Lowell Hawthorne in a family business called Golden Crust. He further spread his wings to develop two new companies namely, BLUE MOUNTAIN PEAK[coffee shop] and BLUE MOUNTAIN PEAK cash ‘n’ carry,

       Rave reviews from patrons and acclaimed critics are due to not just the evident effort, love and pride that Chef Donald puts into every single dish on his menu, but also from his professional expertise and training. He have obtained several awards, recognitions and proclamations for his hard work and dedications to his community and loyal, he is a giver, always giving back.

       He enjoys making everyone happy–– his employees and his customers. He wants everyone’s party to be the way they imagine it, and all his workers to enjoy what they do. He started in hotel industry on his home island Jamaica. He has traveled around the world to perfect his craft.

       He has been supported by his lovely wife Lisa and three immaculate kids. Mr Smith has remain true to the teachings of his childhood that the more you give God will bless you, in addition to his financial donations he has given his time to many charitable institutions and causes.

Donald Smith through his hard work has shown that , Don’s Caribbean Restaurant is acclaimed by many local papers and magazines as the #1 Caribbean Cuisine restaurant in all of Palm Beach County. The Braised Beef Oxtails have been voted #1 in the city of West Palm Beach. Chef Don Smith is the person behind all the wonderful homemade food at Caribbean Choice Restaurant and Bakery and Caribbean Choice Catering. 

       He says he enjoys making everyone happy–– his employees and his customers. He wants everyone’s event to be far beyond their expectations, and all his workers to enjoy what they do.

PHILANTHROPIST, ENTREPRENEUR, ACHIEVER, Donald Smith through his hard work has shown that the only barriers that stands in your way of progress are the ones that we place on ourselves.