THE TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN

WITH OUR FAMOUS HOT SAUCE

Jerk King's Origins

When it comes to Jerk chicken, Jerk King stands far above the competition. My inspirations for this business are my father and grandmother who had a family stall at the very first St Paul’s Carnival. In addition, my father had Jamaican restaurants on Stokes Croft and Union St, in the late ’80s, called Quisine. The Jerk King journey started with a pop-up night at The Ship Inn, Bristol – demand was unexpectedly high – over 170 covers.

Jerk King outside the Ship Inn, Bristol
Jerk King at St Pauls Carnival

Where we are Today

We’ve gone from strength to strength, serving homemade, real deal Jerk at venues across the country. One of the highlights of 2016 was dishing up our delicious cuisine, full of Caribbean warmth, to revelers at the Notting Hill Carnival. Not only do we pride ourselves on our sensational food but also the Jerk King experience – catering for the masses, good vibes, smiley people and bangin tunes.

The Technique

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica. The meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican Jerk Spice. Seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called “pimento” in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers.
The cooking technique of jerking, as well as the results it produces, has evolved over time from using pit fires to old oil barrel halves as the container of choice. Jerk is also derived from the action of jerking, which referred to poking meat with holes so that flavour could more easily be absorbed.
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Our meat, from R Jenkins Butchers, is marinated in our secret homemade Jerk seasoning for 24 hours before cooking, for a taste sensation!

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Cooked on a traditional oil drum BBQ, using smoky coals, the char-grill finish to our meat creates the succulent, mouth-watering experience which Jerk King customers keep coming back for.

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We’re sure that you’ll be delighted when you get your teeth into our infamous, authentic Jerk. Cutlery and napkins are provided as standard, so you can simply savour the flavour.

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With our gazebo, Jerk King delivers outstanding Jamaican food throughout the year – whatever the weather. Where will you be Jerk King this year?

Our Typical Menu

On a typical menu, you can find Jerk chicken or Jerk pork wraps which our firm favourites with our jerk-loving customers. We marinade our chickens for 24 hours before they even get near the pan.
Jerk King doesn’t cut corners, our seasonings are homemade, and we use organic ingredients (grown on our own allotment) in our cooking. We get our meat from R. Jenkins Butchers, Bristol.
Our authentic Caribbean street food not only looks fantastic but smells and tastes fantastic!
Jerk King's typical menu

Menu Extras

We’re now selling tasty Jerk wings with our famous, hot Jerk King sauce. Not only do we serve Jerk chicken & pork but also Jerk steamed fish & veg, peppered shrimp, curried chicken and curried goat.

We're now selling tasty Jerk chicken wings
Jerk steamed fish and Jerk veg
Jerk King caters for all types of events.
We are a pop-up supplier of nicely spicy, authentic, Caribbean Jerk cuisine – catering to pubs, clubs, festivals & events throughout the South West & UK. With its unique flavours and tantalising aromas our BBQ provides the ultimate in feel-good carnival food.

Our Customers Love Jerk King

"Food was amazing. Thanks Ash!"

Sara Jones

5.0
2018-11-27T13:15:40+00:00

Sara Jones

"Food was amazing. Thanks Ash!"
"Thank you Jerk King. The food highly recommended. Beautiful!"

Susan Lawrence

5.0
2019-09-18T14:23:34+01:00

Susan Lawrence

"Thank you Jerk King. The food highly recommended. Beautiful!"
"I would just like to say that I've eaten a lot of chicken in my time, but yours was by far the best thing that's entered my mouth, absolutely unreal, and that sauce - oh, that sauce! (I've just had some more for breakfast), thank you and keep up the good work!"

Amy Newcombe

5.0
2018-11-27T13:26:30+00:00

Amy Newcombe

"I would just like to say that I've eaten a lot of chicken in my time, but yours was by far the best thing that's entered my mouth, absolutely unreal, and that sauce - oh, that sauce! (I've just had some more for breakfast), thank you and keep up the good work!"
"Forget Dayzeeks, Roger Moore's, The One Caribbean or Mamma P's, Jerk King is the king of Caribbean food, outstanding once again Ash, top marks!"

Alan Robertson

5.0
2019-09-18T14:03:51+01:00

Alan Robertson

"Forget Dayzeeks, Roger Moore's, The One Caribbean or Mamma P's, Jerk King is the king of Caribbean food, outstanding once again Ash, top marks!"
"These guys are amazing and the food delicious. Very highly recommended. Will definitely book again."

ALY LEWIS

5.0
2020-08-30T16:09:42+01:00

ALY LEWIS

"These guys are amazing and the food delicious. Very highly recommended. Will definitely book again."
“The best food around, when someone suggested Ash/Jerk King to me for our hen weekend I had to get in touch and oh, how glad I did. The Jerk chicken, steamed fish, rice and peas, macaroni pie and sauce were to die for, and we highly recommend Jerk King for any event! Thanks a million, Ash.”

Leane Appleton

5.0
2021-06-17T10:55:34+01:00

Leane Appleton

“The best food around, when someone suggested Ash/Jerk King to me for our hen weekend I had to get in touch and oh, how glad I did. The Jerk chicken, steamed fish, rice and peas, macaroni pie and sauce were to die for, and we highly recommend Jerk King for any event! Thanks a million, Ash.”
“I second what my sister said, 100%. The food was amazing and to have you guys set up and cook at the venue, from start to finish, made the cook-up feast epic. Thank you, Ash and team, for being there and providing us with good food and entertainment.”

Lisa Appleton

5.0
2021-06-17T10:59:42+01:00

Lisa Appleton

“I second what my sister said, 100%. The food was amazing and to have you guys set up and cook at the venue, from start to finish, made the cook-up feast epic. Thank you, Ash and team, for being there and providing us with good food and entertainment.”
"That's dinner for the week sorted. It's the best Jerk I've ever tasted!"

Shakes Fotherz

5.0
2021-07-25T11:03:58+01:00

Shakes Fotherz

"That's dinner for the week sorted. It's the best Jerk I've ever tasted!"
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