Mobay Cookout - Learn to cook authentic Jamaican Jerk and fixin's

5 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $217 Per Adult / $78 Per Child

Mobay Cookout - Learn to cook authentic Jamaican Jerk and fixin's

5 Hours
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From (USD) $217 Per Adult / $78 Per Child

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      Mobay Cookout - Learn to cook authentic Jamaican Jerk and fixin's

      Montego Bay, Jamaica
      From (USD) $217 Per Adult / $78 Per Child
      •  Montego Bay Yacht Club: Our host venue is where MoBay's yachting enthusiasts have gathered to dine and swap sea stories since the 1930s.
      • Learn how to jerk: Your chef and his team will demonstrate how authentic Jamaican fare is prepared, assign you your ingredients, and the search for Top Chef is on.
      • Crafts Market: After the dining is done, some island shopping to cleanse the palate – find hats, wood carvings, jewelry, sandals, shirts, and much more.  

      First off, let’s clear up any confusion about the word. "Jerk" is a uniquely Jamaican method of slow-marinated cooking. It's also the name of that spicy blend of seasonings the marinade (or rub) is made of. And it's the process of poking the meat with holes to aid in the marinade's absorption. And the name of the finished dish itself. Clear now? No matter. What matters is, jerk is delicious. And you're going to learn how to make it.

      Once we arrive at the Montego Bay Yacht Club, our chef/jerk guru will take you through the ins and outs of prepping a proper Jamaican meal – not just the main dish, but everything that goes with it. Our protein of choice today: chicken, the jerk classic. 

      There are as many formulas for jerk seasoning as there are Marley fans in Montego, but most include these two items: allspice (which Jamaicans call "pimento" – just to confuse us further) and Scotch bonnet peppers. Yowch. 

      Your group will be divided into smaller teams and the competitive, cutthroat aspect of the day will commence. Each team gets their chicken, their spices, and their marinade, and the countdown begins. First team to finish (with actual edible food) becomes Top Chef(s) and wins a souvenir prize. And the deep admiration of all. Consolation prize? Everyone gets to eat what they've created. 

      As you feast, you'll learn a bit of Jamaican patois as you "jam" and "go sport" with your new "idren" and maybe "drinka stripe, well cold." In other words, hang out and socialize with your new friends and maybe enjoy a chilled Red Stripe.

      The learnin' around here just never stops, mon. 

      Those duppies give me the willies 

      Like its food and music, Jamaica's folk magic beliefs (known as Obeah, an officially illegal cousin of vodou and santeria) have vivid connections to the West African roots of its population. Every person is believed to have two souls – one that goes to heaven, and a second that stays with the body for three days after death. If not kept carefully in the coffin, this one can become a "duppy" – a malevolent, wandering being that haunts the night. Needless to say, lids are nailed on tight. 

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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