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Experience Afro-Caribbean Cuisine

Through the Lens of Poetry



The year 1804 marks the independence of Haiti from France, making it the first freed Black nation in the world (as seen in the Marvel movie "Wakanda Forever"). The Caribbean Nightingale (Michaëlle Martial) provides you with an authentic Afro-Caribbean Culinary experience that celebrates your senses through the rich culture of her homeland. Elevate your special event with an added touch of Poetry, Music, and the Arts by also booking our Traveling Poetry Salon, Relaxation Through Verse... Because your event simply deserves the best, it deserves... A Poet's Touch!

Roasted Chicken

Coming Soon


Monthly Dinners on Fridays with a pinch of Spoken Word Poetry - Hosted by The Caribbean Nightingale, at POETRY ON MAIN, in Salt Lake City.

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Afro-Caribbean PopUp


- An Exotic Culinary Experience with African Dance Show

- Promoting African & Caribbean flavors 

- A platform for Women Chefs of African descent in Utah

- Sign Up to Newsletter to find out where we'll be next

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& Entertainment Options

There are 3 selections to choose from. Please note that Catering (food) service is ONLY available in Utah, but our Traveling Poetry Salon cast can be booked anywhere in the world. Thank you for your consideration!


Meet Your Personal Chef & Poet.

I do it for the Culture and for Mental Health Awareness

Sa k pase? Bonjour ! Welcome to 1804 Caribbean Café! My name is Michaëlle Martial, best known as The Caribbean Nightingale. I am a Haitian American Domestic Violence and trauma survivor, a Pan-African Poetess, multilingual Entrepreneur, and Woman Advocate. I'm passionate about poetry and cooking, which are two of my favorite forms of artistic expression. Be sure to connect with me on social media and to subscribe to our Newsletter. Welcome to my Caribbean kitchen!

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Notable Appearances

Actively sharing my work since 2012

Guest Poet - US Presidential Campaign for Senator Bernie Sanders (Feb. 2020 - Black Lives Matter Utah)

  • Guest Poet for the soft launch of the Utah Black Museum organized by the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City (02/2023)

  • Utah Juneteenth Festival's Soil Collection Ceremony (2022 - Commissioned Guest Poet)

  • Fundraiser for Utah Rep. Sandra Hollins (2018, 2022)

  • Utah Arts Festival (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)

  • KRCL RadioACTive (2022, 2019)

  • Ghana Values for Life's UNESCO's International Poetry Day (March 2021)

  • Ghana Poetry Festival (2020 - 7th year, the Virtual Edition - Guest Poet & Panelist)

  • Evening in Harlem (Utah Black Chamber of Commerce)

  • Utah Poetry Festival (2021)

  • Utah African Festival (2021, 2019)

  • Utah Juneteenth Heritage Festival (yearly since 2017)

  • Utah Humanities Book Festival (with the Rock Canyon Poets in 2019)

  • Reggae Rise Up Utah Music Festival (Workshop Facilitator: "Poetry as Prayer" in 2019)

  • RAW: Salt Lake City (2019)

  • Utah High School Poetry Slam Invitational (2019 - judge)

  • Women's Voice (2019 - Ghana)

  • Collège St. François d'Assise Fundraising Gala (2018 - NYC)

  • The Vagina Monologues (2017 - University of Utah)

  • Fusion Production (led by her mentor, the late Benjamin Cabey)

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