The Jerk Kings was established in 2014 as a food truck operation serving the Central Oregon area. We featured Jamaican-style jerk dishes on our Caribbean themed menu which grew to be extremely popular. In late 2019, we decided to switch gears and get into the business of bottling our Jerk Marinade and Jerk Sauce for all to enjoy!
For more information on how The Jerk Kings started and what "jerk" is all about, visit our media page and check out the Central Oregon Daily interview.
For over 5 years, The Jerk Kings have created our own, freshly made Jerk Marinade and Jerk Sauce. Now, these products are available for purchase online or at stores in Bend and Redmond.
We invite you to grab yourself a bottle or two, and "spread the spice" with some jerk chicken wings and pan-seared jerk shrimp..... or how about some slow-cooked jerk pork sliders drizzled with our sweet Jerk sauce? A few recommendations for your next gathering (hopefully soon!) are under our Recipe Section.
The owner of The Jerk Kings, Zoë Ditmore, is a graduate of the Cascade Culinary Institute in Bend, OR and was born and raised in Barbados, a small island located in the SE Caribbean. Her memories of food are always filled with Caribbean dishes like pickled breadfruit and cucumber, steamed okra, pudding and souse, and of course, jerked meats including chicken and pork.
Now with the introduction of our new products, it's time to get cooking Caribbean style!
A spicy and flavorful seasoning originating from Jamaica, which can be used to season and marinate meats - and even seafood, tofu and veggies. The main ingredients of a good "jerk" should include Allspice, Hot Peppers and Thyme. The pimento tree on which the allspice berry grows, is pictured left.