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.