The SEC observed National Caribbean American Heritage Month by recognizing the multitude of contributions made by Caribbean Americans to the nation. A celebration, sponsored by the SEC Caribbean American Heritage Committee, took place June 26 featuring keynote speaker Winnette McIntosh Ambrose.
McIntosh Ambrose is a biomedical engineer-turned-entrepreneur and two-time Food Network champion. Her vast resume varies from owning the patent of the first Food and Drug Administration-approved carotid artery stent to opening the Sweet Lobby, a patisserie that has grown to become the largest French macaron producer in the Mid-Atlantic.
When asked of her jump from science to the culinary arena, McIntosh Ambrose offered some insight:
McIntosh Ambrose also shared her experiences growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, crediting her parents as the source of her confidence behind her many endeavors.
“The biggest earthly gift that my parents gave to us was the sense of possibility,” she said.