We are Caribbean people, happily hailed from relatively tiny rocks of real estate, floating in the warm, blue-green waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
We combine daily work lives with sun, slow paces and simplicity, and find ourselves drawn easily to moving around the world. As such we love trying new flavors; and are always in search of our cooking, our spices and our recipes blended through foreign lenses.
Grace Foods is part of that. Anyone interested in Jerk flavored foods, and festivals, may have noticed the Grace Foods logo popping up on South Florida air waves recently, as Grace Kennedy Foods has partnered with South Florida’s Jamaican Jerk Festival for more than 16 years in a unique, yet natural partnership in the “Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival,” and this eclectic event is close to show time!
This ‘Go To’ culinary supplier of many island foods and seasonings, flavors, and sauces, seems an obvious marriage mate for our Jerk Festival. They are tearing it up on the road at Publix Supermarkets in the last few weeks, leading up to South Florida’s Premiere Jerk Festival on Sunday, November 10, Noon – 10:00 pm, at Miramar Regional Park, the Festival’s new home.
Together with friends and partner, Publix Supermarkets, as well as many local island chefs, a road show has been unfolding in Miami-Dade and Broward with giveaways, recipes, and fun.
On November 10th, the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will be held in the City of Miramar for the first time in its 18-year history. The location has moved from Markham Park in the City of Sunrise.
Miramar’s Regional Park is a beautiful expanse, perfect to host the event, with ample parking and a covered Amphitheater to protect from the elements. Ahhh, the little things that make a big difference. This picturesque location has brought fresh excitement and new vibes to a beloved festival and today we are in the final week before showdown. The excitement is palpable and palatable!
Title Sponsor Grace Foods has been such since the early years speaking to their partnership and loyalty, and CEO Derrick Reckord, said “food brings people together and good food is a big part of that. Our Jerk festival is very important to Grace; it focuses on what is important to us -family and community.”
As a leading manufacturer and distributor of Caribbean foods since 1922, they have earned the name, “Grace, the Good Food People.”
The 18th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
Sunday, November 10th
Miramar Regional Park, Noon – 10 pm
Tickets: $30 General Admission; $60 Premium Reserved Seats; $150 All-Inclusive VIP
Parking: $10 Cash