About Us

A Tradition of Taste


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 segway into the business of bottling our Jerk Marinade and Jerk Sauce after many requests from our customers.

Now you can create your own Caribbean heat right in your own kitchen!

Sweet fuh days!

Tried our spicy jerk marinade or jerk sauce? This duo of deliciousness is the best hot seasoning around!

For over 5 years, The Jerk Kings created their own, freshly made Jerk Marinade and Jerk Sauce in order to supply their food trucks.  Now, these products are available on our online store 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? Oh yeah, you're going to be loved #getspiced

About the Owner

Zoe Ditmore, the owner of The Jerk Kings, graduates from the Cascade Culinary Institute in Bend, OR.

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 cookin' Caribbean style!


what is jerk?

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.