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Authentically Caribbean

Our Roots

Mama Jacq's team is a Vincentian family of three , that creates Caribbean inspired dishes and sauces together.

Every recipe passed down from generation to generation. 


Want to know more about St. Vincent ?

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a southern Caribbean nation comprising a main island, St. Vincent, and a chain of smaller islands. With yacht-filled harbors, chic private isles and volcanic landscapes, it’s known for its major sailing destinations such as reef-lined Bequia Island off Admiralty Bay, bordered by white-sand beaches like Princess Margaret.




Meet the team 

In our kitchen you can expect lots of cooking, music blaring and hips moving
— Mama Jacq's

Jacqueline Codougan

Mama Jacq's is the backbone and foundation of our family company.

All of our ingredients were passed down from two generations before her. 

Jacqueline is in charge of all the cooking and preparation of ready to sell goods.

Allen Codougan

Allen Codougan

Dominic is in charge of the face-to-face promotional aspect of Mama Jacq's which includes advertising, selling and organising sales by promoting events. In addition Dominic uses the skills he has gained as a professional cook to help create our delicious sauce and marinade recipe's.

Chantal Codougan

Chantal Codougan

As Director of the company Chantal is the driving force of Mama Jacq's vision and future. Chantal is ultimately responsible for the over all running of Mama Jacq's and she focuses on product design , brand, sales and funding.



Q & a



Questions & Answers:

QWho is Mama Jacq's?

A: Mama Jacq's was the nick-name given to Jacqueline Cain. She is what we refer to as the backbone of our family company. Jacqueline leads in creating all of our tasty sauces and marinades. She also leads a team in preparing delicious food for many of our events held throughout the United Kingdom.


Q: Tell us more about Jacqueline..

A: Jacqueline was born on a small Caribbean island called St. Vincent & The Grenadines. She was one of 7 children. She grew up in a family where cooking was the centre of all family activities and events. Jacqueline is very close to her mother, so she spent a lot of her time in the kitchen. In fact all of our ingredients are highly influence by recipes handed down from generation to generation. Jacqueline has four children; Joshua, Jaydon, Chantal, and Dominic. Two of which play a vital role in running Mama Jacq's Ltd. Jacqueline is a very bubbly and out-going person. You will always see her smiling. When she isn't cooking she is on the back of a motorcycle zooming down the country side of Northamptonshire or she's travelling.




Q: So are your sauces and marinades caribbean ?

A: There is Caribbean influence in all our marinades and hot sauces, however we do recommend using them in different dishes to add that extra bit of flavour. In particular our Natural green Marinade is a base for cooking any delicious meal, from Indian curries, to Italian Spag Bol. We use it to marinate and flavour our meat, tofu and fish before cooking a dish. 

We sometimes use it like a flavour pot.

Q: How did the company start?

A:  It started with Granny Yvonne!  Or as we refer to her ; Granny Eya. Cooking was central to our bonding time as a family. We would have music blasting, hips shaking and lips moving. Granny Eya passed down that love for cooking. 

After moving to the U.K. we continue to share our family recipes and culture.

Mama Jacq's would have dinner parties within our home. Neighbours and friends were invited. Word quickly spread throughout Watford, Hertfordshire that there is a lady who makes amazing food. She then began cooking for events held in Watford. These events ranged from church ceremonies to a family day in local parks. During these events Mama Jacq's would be questioned on what she puts in her food to make it so delicious. Her answer was always "I use plenty of love". Of course we knew this was only part of the truth. She also used what we now call Mama's Fragrant and Tangy Green Marinade and Cook'in Sauce. 



Jerk Chicken

Q: Does the team cater for events?

A:  Yes. We offer premium authentic Caribbean catering service.

We deliver high quality food, using fresh ingredients sourced locally.
Our team collaborates with you throughout the planning process to ensure premium quality and uphold the standards. We craft menus that suit your specific needs. We are experienced in catering for large events as well as small intimate parties, some of which include:

1). Private corporate events 

2). The Ragley Hall Game Fair

3). Sir Charles Spencer’s Food and Drink Festival

4). Foodies Festival

5). Hosting Caribbean nights at pubs and restaurants.    


Mama Jacq's Green Marinade

QDo you sell Wholesale ?

A: Yes we do, email us for more info :