who we are
The Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc., was established to fully develop and expand the festival locally and throughout the United States. The members of the organizing committee all bring various areas of expertise to the event, working in harmony to execute a very smooth event that has placed the annual Jamaican Jerk Festival in Sunrise as a major event, appealing to all ethnicities and key demographics.
Founders Eddy Edwards and Sydney Roberts have been successfully producing and presenting events for over 26 years and have established themselves as the premier producers and presenters of high-quality events in South Florida’s Caribbean community. They are supported by a solid team comprising of Richard Lue, Abdul Muhsin, June Minto, Richard Elcock & Bridget Provost-Edwards.
It is the goal of the Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc. to set standards and work with other organizations in promoting this uniquely Jamaican culinary art form, maintaining and protecting its authenticity globally.