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A Taste of Jamaica with a Top Chef

Brampton, CanadaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Marvin

2.5 hours
Jamaican
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

At each 'A taste of Jamacia' experience, we'll start off with some nice and welcoming reggae music and a refreshing Dragon stout. We will talk a bit about
your favorite Jamaican foods, fruits and spices, the music culture and your visiting experiences . A few hands on cooking demo where you get to learn how to cook perfectly golden reap fried plantains and moist, juicy jerk chicken. And of course sit down and enjoy the full meal I prepare for the you. Plus you will also learn some of the rich cultural history of Jamaica dating back to the late 17th and early 18th century during the session.
Other things to note.
Due to covid 19 restrictions and concerns we have decided to take our experience on the road. So we are now mobile for anyone who wants to enjoy this experience in the comfort of your Airbnb stay or home. Think of having a professional private chef cooking dinner for your friends and family. Just indicate with us when you confirm your booking of your choice of service.
At each 'A taste of Jamacia' experience, we'll start off with some nice and welcoming reggae music and a refreshing Dragon stout. We will talk a bit about
your favorite Jamaican foods, fruits and spices, the music culture and your visiting experiences . A few hands on cooking demo where you get to learn how to cook perfectly golden reap fried plantains and moist, juicy jerk chicken. And of course sit down and enjoy the full meal I prepare f…

Marvin's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    1 large meal plus a bowl of red peas soup. A fresh tropical fruit smoothy a...
From $73
/ person
Wed, 14 Apr
$73 per person
$73 per person
Thu, 15 Apr
$73 per person
$73 per person
Sat, 17 Apr
$73 per person
$73 per person

Meet your host, Marvin

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 42 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Marvin Gayle, found his passion for food and cooking at the tender age of 9 on a sweet potato farm in Manchester Jamaica. He has over 20 years cooking experience, was classically trained in haute and nouvelle cuisine at Stratford Chef school. He currently runs his own catering service Gayle's Catering; which offers high standard service and noted customer care. Additional services
Weekly dinners to your door service
Birthday celebrations
Tasty Sunday brunches
Weekly cooking lessons
Corporate catering and many more services.
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Where you'll be

we will be in my clean and spacious kitchen plus my beautiful and welcoming backyard patio during the summer months or as weather permits during colder season.
Fernanda
September 2020
There’s no words that would do this experience any justice. You just have to be there! Marvin gave us the full Jamaican experience and to be completely honest it was one of the best meals of my life. I am not the biggest fan of fish but, this one was incredibly flavourful and juicy. Just perfect! He paired it with this incredible pineapple and ginger juice , some jerked chicken, rice and peas, home made ice cream. Unbelievable! Everything was finger-liking-good. He is a culinary genius! If that was not all, he is a great person, very genuine and friendly. We had great conversation whilst eating. We felt at home. You will not regret going to Marvins. Unforgettable experience and we can’t wait to go back again.
There’s no words that would do this experience any justice. You just have to be there! Marvin gave us the full Jamaican experience and to be completely honest it was one of the bes…
Don Rey
August 2020
The experience with Marvin was dope! I didn’t know what to expect but he ultimately held it down. Real down to earth, genuine and personable. The food tasted amazing and the set up felt intimate but relaxed—overall a great time. We engaged in some funny and very insightful discussions which I personally really appreciated. Overall, I had a great time with my partner and our friends there and would highly recommend hitting him up for a real chill and dope dining experience.
The experience with Marvin was dope! I didn’t know what to expect but he ultimately held it down. Real down to earth, genuine and personable. The food tasted amazing and the set up…
Christopher
August 2020
This was my first Airbnb Experience. The food was bless and the service was phenomenal. Marvin will definitely be seeing us (my partner, friends and I) again.
Stephanie
August 2020
My friends and I did this experience together and we absolutely loved it. Marvin was friendly, personable and made us feel welcome in his home. Truly felt like we were hanging out with an old friend. The food was amazing! You can tell that he had put a lot of consideration and care into his dishes. Everything was flavourful and we enjoyed everything that was served. Thank you, Marvin! I know we’ll be back soon. :)
My friends and I did this experience together and we absolutely loved it. Marvin was friendly, personable and made us feel welcome in his home. Truly felt like we were hanging out…
Cindy
July 2020
My girlfriend and I did not expect such a welcoming and wonderful experience. Marvin was an engaging host, and his beautiful backyard setting added a nice touch. Now to the food, wow! We had a hearty soup to start, succulent spicy jerk, one of a kind oxtail that melts in your mouth (and cannot be compared!!), Homemade unique ice cream, pine and ginger juice, he even shared this special herbal grand Marnier digestif he prepared! Plus other treats to make it the full Jamaican experience ;). I was supposed to go to Jamaica couple months ago but I'm glad I found this experience to make up for it. Highly recommended! Thanks Marvin!
My girlfriend and I did not expect such a welcoming and wonderful experience. Marvin was an engaging host, and his beautiful backyard setting added a nice touch. Now to the food,…
Shay
July 2020
Marvin, thank you for a phenomenal experience!!! Marvin is truly a master of his craft; the food was incredible! We are West Indians and can attest to the delicious flavor of the food. Marvin was also a wonderful host...attentive, welcoming, and passionate to say the least. Thank you so much for the extra touches and helping to create such beautiful memories for Steev’s milestone!
Marvin, thank you for a phenomenal experience!!! Marvin is truly a master of his craft; the food was incredible! We are West Indians and can attest to the delicious flavor of the f…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 19 and up can attend.

What to bring

A great appetite!!