Saturday, February 13, 2016

Stop by the CUESA classroom on Saturday, February 13th for a cooking demonstration with Chef Nigel Jones from Kingston 11, a fairly recent addition to Oakland's growing culinary landscape and one of its more popular locales. Nigel will showcase and share with the audience the flavors from Kingston 11 which will certainly make you anticipate your subsequent visit to the restaurant, if you haven't been. This Market To Table demo takes place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and is free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.

 Chef Nigel Jones of Kingston 11 Jamaican Restaurant in Oakland

Chef Nigel Jones of Kingston 11 Jamaican Restaurant in Oakland

Nigel Jones grew up surrounded by the vibrant tastes and smells of Kingston, Jamaica, where he learned to cook traditional cuisine from his grandmother, “Miss Gwen.” His passion for food grew as he traveled around the world for his job with Levi Strauss, experiencing new cuisines and observing how people socialized around food.

However, it wasn’t until 2009 that Nigel’s passion began to develop into a business model. He and his business partner, Adrian Henderson, created a potluck dinner group and together, they decided to open a Jamaican-fusion restaurant which would serve a combination of traditional Jamaican street food and cuisines from other cultures.

To test his creative idea, Nigel approached a friend who owned a café in Berkeley, who allowed him to open a pop-up restaurant that would be open one night a week inside the café. Soon, the pop-up’s popularity soared, and he soon was off to open his own restaurant, now becoming one of Oakland's more popular go-to establishments.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
12:00PM - FREE
CUESA, Ferry Plaza Building, Embarcadero, San Francisco

 

Market to Table Seasonal Cooking demonstration at CUESA (the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) during The sf|noir Wine & Food Festival in 2015 with Chef Romney 'Nani' Steele of The Cook & Her Farmer.