Hello everyone! My name is Marenda and I'm from the beautiful island Jamaica. I came to Japan in March 2012 to teach English and I fell in love so I am still here. I developed the love for cooking from an early age because my mom was always working and I am the only girl out of four children. I have done some culinary courses in university and worked as a line cook in America for two summers at Hard Rock Cafe and Walt Disney World Pop Century Resort.
Jamaica has one of the best cuisine the world has ever tasted. We use bold flavours and our cooking is very colourful. So, I would like to share our awesome and tasty dishes with people all over Japan. I enjoy cooking for people and having dinner parties. It makes me so happy when people taste my dishes and keep coming back for more. I think that the secret ingredient to tasty and enjoyable dishes is LOVE. So I always cook from the HEART :)
It is difficult for me to choose a favourite food because I love so many dishes. My top three dishes are: Ackee and Saltfish, Curry Chicken and Rice & Peas with Oxtail. I am looking forward to meeting you and learning about Japanese cooking too. Let's enjoy cooking together and make great memories!!!! See you soon!!!!