Boston Jerkfest Winter Warm-up

In celebration of International Women’s Month, Boston JerkFest presents the “Winter Warm-Up,” in collaboration with two of Boston’s top cultural connoisseurs and culinary mavens: Chef Tamika R. Francis of Food & Folklore and Elle Simone Scott of SheChef, who will prepare meals featuring Jamaican Jerk style cuisine. Joining them will be award-winning Mixologist and Beverage Educator Kyisha Davenport of BarNoirBoston.

This will take place on Saturday, March 12th from 4-6 pm.

Our Dine-In Jerk Dinner Box is a 3-course meal for two with Caribbean culinary creations along with curated Mocktails. Enjoy a delicious jerk meal in the comfort of your home. Pick up at the New England Culinary Arts Training Center. We are limiting the number of Dine-In boxes to 100 total. Delivery option now available!

What’s Jamaican-style food without some island vibes? We’ve created a music list that we’ll share with you, to put you in the right mood, while you eat our delicious island meal. This event is a warm-up of what to expect at the 9th Boston JerkFest and Rum & Brew Tasting to be held on July 1-2, 2022. More details soon come…    



What’s on the Menu? (subject to changes based on sourcing)

  • Appetizer: Roasted Pumpkin Soup for two (vegetarian)
  • Main: Street Style Jerk Chicken – roasted jerk chicken pimento salt yucca and smoky greens
  • Main: Jerk the Plant Way – Jerk cabbage steaks w/ yam frites and tamarind glaze (vegetarian)
  • Market Fresh – Mocktail for two (just add white and spiced rum if you choose)
  • Desserts: Cupcake by Cupcake Therapy (nut-free and allergy-friendly), and single serve blondies and brownies from Nussli 118 (vegan treats)
  • Jerk Dishes are prepared with Hillside Harvest Jerk Marinades
  • Boston JerkFest Spice Pak prepared by Curio Spice
  • Recipes and instructions

Why the Boston Jerkfest Winter Warm-up?

The event has the following goals:

  • To elevate and showcase the talents of local Black Chefs, Spirit Educators, and local Food Makers 
  • To educate and enlighten local influencers about Caribbean culture through the flavors of Caribbean jerk and accompanying Caribbean libations 
  • To promote local businesses and products, with a special focus on featuring Black-owned business 

Support NECAT 

The Chefs will prepare the delicious dishes at New England Culinary Arts Training Center. We would like to pay it forward and a portion of the proceeds will support NECAT’s wonderful program.

By purchasing a Jerk Dine-In Dinner Box, you get a chance to win a two-night stay at Takuma Boutique Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite.