Friday, November 16, 2012

Jamaica "Jerking it up" Culinary Cultural Experience Vacation Tour

Caribbean Culinary Tours will be Jerking things up for 2012 / 2013. Join Chef and tour host Freda as she host our 7 days Culinary Vacation to the island of Jamaica. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, scrumptious dining, spa treatments, adventurous excursions, cooking lessons,island shopping, tropical cruises, and lots of other island treats.

Customized Vacation Packages and group rates available Call us for details 615 609 5421 email

Jamaica Culinary Tour Dates

November 23 rd – 29 th 2012 (12 SPOTS AVAILABLE)

April 12 th -18th 2013 ( 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
July 19th - 25 th 2013 ( 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE)

Rates from $ 2999 per person (DBL)( depending on dates) Special Group Rates

We will be staying at the beautiful Tryall Villas a former sugar plantation boasting ocean and mountain views. Cost include Round trip Airline tickets from Miami International Airport, Accommodations at our luxurious island villa, All meals and cocktails, Private tours, Transfer to and from the airport, Hands – on cooking instruction, Copies of all recipes, logo apron, and our” save the earth cook green’recyle tote bag

Jamaica is the third largest island of the Caribbean, after Cuba and Hispaniola, It lies approximately 90 miles south of Cuba. It is a land of sharp contrast, mountains, lush green forest, wide rivers, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking beaches.

Jamaica boast a sumptuous cuisine which have been getting an international following dishes includes,Ackee and salt fish, curried goat, hard dough bread, Jamaican patties, and the famous Jerk ( Chicken, Pork, or Fish) which is a hot pepper based rub or marinade used to season meat.

Jamaica is also famous for its blue mountain coffee, which is grown and harvested in the Blue mountain slopes of Jamaica.

Your Culinary Vacation will include

Round Trip Airline Tickets


Rum distillery tour

Spa Treatments

Local Cruise

Farmers market tours

Beach Picnic and day tour to Dunn River

Visits from local chefs

Music night

Our weekly Itinerary

Day 1: Free Airport pick -up and transfer to the Tryall Villa’s where you will be staying. After you have settled in we will meet for cocktails and briefing of the tour. A welcome dinner will follow, with a multi course meal.

Day 2: After breakfast morning hands-on class with chef Freda and our local in-house chef , you will learn the basic of Jamaican cooking which include the study of the island spices, herbs, and seasonings that make up the island culinary repertoire. We will later tour the local town and do some shopping. We will stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants in town. Afternoon local cocktail tasting with our local in house bartender, followed by our afternoon seafood extravaganza class, We will later enjoy our seafood feast for dinner.

Day 3: Morning Yoga lesson on the beach, return to the villa for breakfast after relaxing we will meet for a cooking demonstration class where we will be Jerking things up with our Jerk cooking class. We will learn the art of preparing the Jamaican Jerk to include Chicken, Pork, and Fish. This will include a wet rub( seasoning) and a dry rub. This will be followed by a lesson in using tropical fruits in sauces and salsas. After lunch we will head for our day outing with a visit to the Dunn’s River Fall’s in Ocho Rios. We will stop for a light dinner before heading back to the villa.

Day 4. After breakfast we will head for our country side excursions where we will explore the back country of Jamaica and learn about the island culture as we travel along the parishes of St Elizabeth and Portland. We will enjoy a culinary excursions of Portland the birth place of Jerk cuisine. We will travel away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist areas and journey into communities where you will get the chance to see how the natives live and go about their daily lives. We will visit a local pottery, and local arts and crafts shops, along with road side farmers markets and other local historic sites. On our way back we will stop for a swim and a lunch picnic at a nearby beach. Dinner on your own or a light dinner back at the villa.

Day 5 : Morning hands- on class at the villa, Learn the art of making Jamaican Desserts and herb teas ( bush teas) with our local hotel pastry chef. We will later enjoy a luxurious catamaran cruise along the coast of the island. lunch and snorkeling equipment are provided. Afternoon excursions of the city town square, with free time for shopping, stock up on duty free local goods, leather goods, perfumes, or any thing that meets your fancy. Early beach picnic dinner while enjoying the sunset. Ladies be pampered at the spa with a relaxing massage or detox treatment. Men can enjoy golf on the villa championship golf course.

Day 6: Morning cooking class learn the art of making Jamaican Soups, and side dishes, Oxtail, Pumpkin, and Fish soups, Rice and peas, Rasta salads, Jamaican meat patties, Ackee and salt fish. This will be followed by lunch. afternoon trip of the Appleton estate rum distillery. You will get the chance to observe the manufacturing process, seeing, tasting and smelling at every stage along the way, as sugar is transformed into molasses and then rum. this will be followed by a celebration dinner prepared by Freda and her assistants

Day 7: Goodbye breakfast and farewells depending on your schedule there is still time to do your last minute shopping, A bus will be available to transfer you back to the Airport.

Our vacation package price include all taxes, Round-trip Airline Tickets from MIA, Accommodations, Government fees, All Meals, Airport Transfers, local island tours. Cooking classes,

Send us an email to book your tour or for more information.

We  can also customize our Vacation Itineraries to suit the needs of you or your groups

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