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  • Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Experience a piece of Jamaican culture and discover a new style of cooking to impress your friends back home during this Ocho Rios cooking class! With a local chef, learn how to prepare typical seasonal Jamaican dishes like saltfish and ackee (the national dish), fried plantains and,  jerk chicken. As a bonus, your cooking class takes place at the Annandale Great House, a 250-year-old plantation home in the Jamaican countryside. This cooking class is limited to 15 participants, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.


  • Jamaican cooking class
  • Learn about Jamaica’s food culture from a local chef
  • Prepare authentic island dishes like jerk chicken and saltfish and ackee
  • Enjoy the pastoral setting of the Annandale Great House
  • Transport to and from select Ocho Rios hotels is included
  • Small-group cooking class limited to 15 people provides a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Jamaican Cooking Class in Ocho Rios

Learn to cook authentic Jamaican dishes!

After pickup in Ocho Rios, your culinary experience begins with the 45-minute drive through the lush Jamaican countryside to the Annandale Great House, the site of your cooking class.

Built in 1760, Annandale sits on a working plantation with horses and cows and boasts lovely views of St Ann Parish’s verdant landscape. Its long history includes a visit by the Queen Mother, Elizabeth II’s late mother.

Your 2-hour cooking lesson takes place in the house’s outdoor kitchen, where you’ll meet your instructor, a local resident and trained chef. Listen as she gives you tips on how to choose the best fresh produce and properly prepare food before cooking. As you watch and learn how to make your own authentic Jamaican meal, hear a bit about the island’s food culture and history.

When you’ve finished preparing your meal, sit down with your fellow food lovers and dig in! You’ll be transported back to your starting point in Ocho Rios at the end of your class.

Sample Menu
  • Jerk chicken: Native to Jamaica, a style of cooking that entails rubbing a very spicy ‘jerk’ seasoning mixture onto the skin of the chicken before cooking it
  • Saltfish and ackee: Jamaica’s national dish, made from salted cod and ackee, a tropical fruit that is boiled and then sauteed with the cod
  • Fried plantains: A version of a banana that is typically eaten cooked, not raw
  • Steamed cabbage
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