who we are

The Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc., was established to develop and produce Jerk festivals and related events throughout the United States and other global markets. The members of the organizing committee all bring various areas of expertise to the organization, working in harmony to execute successful events. The annual Jamaican Jerk Festivals in Sunrise, Florida and Queens, New York, has evolved as major events, attracting to all ethnicities and key demographics.

Founders Eddy Edwards and Sydney Roberts have been successfully producing and presenting events for over 27 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.