Karlene brings a ‘Flavour of Jamaica’ to Cheshire

A new ‘in-your-own-home’ catering business looks set to revolutionise the Cheshire home dining scene over the coming months.

Flavor-of-jamica--(10-of-33)-Edit-2Flavour of Jamaica’s proprietor, Karlene Spence explains: “I’ve lived in Alderley Edge for more than thirty years and I have always dreamed of running my own enterprise.

Although there is a great mix of cuisine available in this area, no-one is offering flavoursome, authentic Jamaican food.

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I was first taught to cook in Jamaica by my grandma, with my mum continuing her good work when we moved to the UK.

Over the years I have developed my own unique style through cooking for family and friends. With my kids now all grown up, it felt like the time was right to finally realise my dream.”

Flavour of Jamaica will give diners the opportunity to enjoy freshly prepared, authentic Jamaican cuisine in the comfort of their own homes.


Typical dishes will include the Jamaican national dish – Ackee – and Saltfish, spicy chicken wings, Jamaican Escovitch (Red snapper seasoned, fried and marinated with a peppery vinegar-based dressing) and ‘Saturday Soup’ with dumplings.

Following an initial consultation Karlene will prepare a bespoke menu, ensuring all individual dietary requirements are catered for.Flavour-of-jamaica-2-(10-of-92)Flavour-of-jamaica-2-(42-of-92)

She will then bring all the ingredients to prepare your selection of dishes in your own home. By providing the service in this way Karlene hopes to offer her clients an introduction to a style of cuisine they may not necessarily be familiar with.

“The beauty of providing my food in this way is that the end result will be tailor-made to my clients’ exact requirements. For example, if I’m making curried goat, I can ensure the level of spice is just right for my clients’ individual tastes.”

Flavour-of-jamaica-2-(81-of-92)Karlene understands the importance of providing top quality ingredients to ensure the dishes she prepares are of the highest standards. All meat and fish are sourced locally with specialist ingredients purchased from established retailers.

Flavour of Jamaica is able to cater for parties of all sizes, from a private dinner party with friends to much larger functions.

Sample menus and more information can be found at www.flavourofjamaica.com .


To celebrate its launch Flavour of Jamaica is offering all INChesire magazine and Prestbury Living magazine readers a 20% discount on all bookings confirmed before April 1st. For more details, or to arrange a consultation, please contact Karlene on 01625 583802 or email info@flavourofjamaica.com.


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