A celebration of Excellence in Food, Music and Culture

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The Jamaica Epicurean Escape is an annual event that celebrates excellence in Jamaica’s food, music and culture.  This two-day event showcases the most celebrated chefs in Jamaica along with the young and upcoming who have stood out from the rest in their field.

The objective of the Jamaica Epicurean Escape is to showcase the best of Jamaica’s food, music and culture, while paying tribute to the international influences that have come together to create what the world now knows and loves as Jamaican.

The home of the festival is Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, an ideal location with beautiful and picturesque ground, caressed by waves of the Caribbean Sea. Its position in the centre of the island’s North Coast makes it easily accessible from one end of the island to another. Additionally, it is only minutes away from over 6,000 rooms in the surrounding areas of Ocho Rios, Discovery Bay and Runaway Bay, making it easily accessible to tourists as well as locals.

The festival positively impact the national economy creating the opportunity for a significant amount of rentals and sales of equipment and services in the event industry. In its first year the event injected over $30,000,000 into the food, beverage and event services industries by virtue of products and services used at the event

In 2012 the Festival featured some of Jamaica’s finest including Chef Ravi Anne, Chef Dennis McIntosh, Chef Theo Smith, Chef Daniel Schwietzer, Chef Christopher Evans and many more. Artists included Sharon Fox-Mould, Phillip Supersaad, among others and our performers included Tessanne Chin, Chronixx, and Pluto Shervington to name a few.   Our International guests included Chef Ted Reader from Canada, Chef Pamela from Panama, and our special guest performer was the legendary Ms. Patti Labelle.

In 2014 we expect to feature even more Jamaican and International celebrity chefs will extend our offering of international menus as well as showcase an even wider variety of Jamaican Gourmet delights





May 22 - May 25, 2014


Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, Priory, St Ann (formerly Richmond Estate)


December 2012


A celebration of Excellence in Jamaica’s Food, Music and Culture


Chef Demonstrations
Arts & Craft
Chef Cook-Offs
Live Concert
Wine Tasting
Gourmet Tasting
Sponsor Lounges
Product Displays


Festival Location