Learn the secrets of creative caribbean cuisine
Our Jamaican cookery course is designed for individuals who want to combine acquiring the knowledge & skills of one of the Caribbean’s most exciting and tantalising fusion cuisines with an opportunity to enjoy Jamaica’s tranquil lush North East coast.
The course is aimed at those who prefer to sharpen their culinary skills on a small one-2-one level with their partner or a friend whilst enjoying plenty of warm hospitality. Guests will be guided on a unique and diverse off-the-beaten-path seasonal experience, connecting ingredients with independent small producers and a cultural history that fuses Arawak, Spanish, British, West African, Chinese & Indian roots into an exciting cuisine with some of the most interesting and varied cooking techniques.
Traditional Jamaican cuisine doesn’t involve intercontinental food miles, it relies on the freshest of local ingredients that are predominantly either organic or bio-dynamic through careful use of the land and co-planting. This is why some of the cooking classes in this course are conducted at the sites where ingredients are grown or fished, including beachside and a rustic setting in the Blue Mountains with the Maroon Community, helping to get to know all parts of Jamaican culture.
The 12-day course is a 2-centre cookery holiday which includes 3 nights at Green Castle Estate, a 1600 acre historic plantation, to help jettison the jet-lag. The other nights will be spent at eco-boutique Mocking Bird Hill, winners of Responsible Tourism’s Best Hotel for the Environment 2010 and recent recipients of a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. The hotel’s restaurant Mille Fleurs was awarded Jamaica’s “Best Kept Secret” by the Jamaican Observer, so not only will guests enjoy how to cook Jamaican cuisine they will eat possibly some of the very best offered on the island.
View Jamaican & Caribbean Cookery Course Itinerary.