Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays my food friends! Thank You all so much for your continued support and patronage. May God continue to bless each and every one of you.

Here's to a new year filled with peace, love and good food!

All the best this season and throughout. Happy 2010!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

NAWBO South Jersey

Chef Janet is a proud member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-South Jersey), and newly appointed Director of Public Policy.
For more information about NAWBO-SJ or to become a member, visit us online at

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Scotch Bonnets Was a Hit at the Expo

Start the presses! Our second appearance at the Women's Expo was a tremendous success! OMG! The line at the Scotch Bonnets booth went sideways and back, then wrapped around and continued in the opposite direction. People made their way to the last table in the Cafetorium and waited to try samples of our Brown Stew Chicken, Rice & Peas, Jerk Pork and yes, our signature Rum Cake. And once they did, they kept coming back, and back, and back again. As an added bonus I did a live cooking demonstration and gave out recipe cards. There was pomegranate, pineapple and mango in what turned out to be a crowd-pleasing Stewed Tropical Fruit Medley. So much food, so many people and such a great time. Thanks to all the folks who came out and decided to try something different. Your praises are very much appreciated. Many thanks to my assistant Niki and my little helper - my son Robert. And special thanks to my sister Gaveth and my niece Kayon for stopping by and lending a hand. Hope to see you all next year. Like I always say... Life's More Fun When You Spice Things Up!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Live Chef Demo & Free Tasting

Live Chef Demo and Free Tasting!!!

Don't miss out on lots of yummy samples of our signature fare this Saturday at the Hartford School in Mount Laurel,  NJ.

Scotch Bonnets will be giving away free food including our signature Jamaican Rum Cake, plus two free aprons.   To cap it off, Chef Janet will demo a tasty tropical recipe that is easy to make.

So don't miss out on the fun.  Come join us at the 3rd Annual Women's Expo at the Hartford School in Mount Laurel.  The event runs from 9am - 3pm with over 100 vendors, seminars, live music, free valet parking and more!

Everything will be free so come out and have a great time on us.

See link for more info:

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Monday, October 12, 2009

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Philly Cooking Class 9/16

Another delightful cooking class at Philly Kitchen Share yet again.  This time some of Jamaica's signature dishes including Curry Chicken, Sweet Fried Plantains, Tropical Fruit Punch, along with heapings of Cilantro Spring Rice.  Lots of spice and tons of flavor!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hi Food Fans... Here's a great way to spend your evening September 16th!

Welcome to Jamaica! w/ Chef Janet

Learn the basics of Jamaican cooking with this introductory hands-on cooking class.  You’ll discover the spices and herbs that give Jamaican food it’s world-famous flavor, the history of Jamaican cuisine, and shopping for products locally. 

At the end, delight in some of Jamaica’s signature fare from Sweet Plantains and Cilantro Spring Rice to classic Jamaican Curry Chicken.  Finish with a tasty Tropical Fruit Punch.   

Class is being held at Philly Kitchen Share at 1514 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Hey food fans... getting ready for a spicy Labor Day weekend?  Don't forget to checkout my website at for free monthly recipes.  This month's delight is a saucy backyard barbecue dish perfect for Summer.  And, if you're a newsletter subscriber, remember you have tons of great recipes to choose from.  Bring back those BBQ Sauces and Pineapple Salsa, Herb-Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Basil Turkey Burgers and more for one last hoorah.
Get out and get cooking.
Remember, Life's More Fun When You Spice Things Up!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hello Foodies, Welcome to Scotch Bonnets!  Your choice for authentic Jamaican cuisine!  
If you love Jamaican food,  or just enjoy cooking and eating,  then you want to join my blog.  I'm Chef Janet, owner and operator of Scotch Bonnets Catering, an off-premise caterer specializing in authentic Jamaican cuisine.  I am host of The Pepper Pot, a spicy cooking show on MiND TV.  I also teach cooking classes in New Jersey and Philadelphia, and publish a monthly newsletter called All*Spice. 
If you would like to learn more about Jamaican cooking then chat with me right here.  Or for more information, visit me online at  You can also register for the newsletter there.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Spice Things Up!