Nyam & Trod is our story of the sophisticated Caribbean Flexitarian® lifestyle. We showcase the greatness that is Caribbean cuisine and the amazing diversity of products in the region. It’s travel, food and cultural exploration under one tasty umbrella.
We share our journey through recipes, articles and videos with our community food lovers, home cooks and nomads. By doing so, we also hope to share some of the joy we get from preparing food and travelling to experience different cultures across the globe from a unique Caribbean perspective. Catch our latest content here on the website and join the conversation on social media. Come Nyam & Trod with us
Jacqui Sinclair also known as JuicyChef is a British Jamaican food writer, chef and food stylist. Food culture is her second language. Jacqui’s nomadic nature and curiosity has fueled her passion to engage with individuals from all walks of life and nationalities with diplomatic ease. She has lived in 5 countries and visited over 40 and counting. A cosmopolite, travelling inspires her creativity. Jacqui’s friendships and experiences have infused her warm, inviting and eclectic global, Caribbean infused culinary lifestyle. She is co-founder of Kingston Kitchen, an annual Night Market food festival, Meatless Monday Global spokesperson for Jamaica and the founder of Nyam & Trod.
She became well known via her weekly food column for the Jamaica Observer which ran for over 6 years and was a regular contributor to the now defunct Skywritings, the former Air Jamaica’s inflight magazine. Jacqui’s appearances doing cooking demonstrations on the inflight show, Island Stylee, exposed another audience to her delicious recipes. Jacqui was featured on Owen James “On a Personal Note”, has been on TVJ’s morning show Smile Jamaica, several times, was interviewed on TVJ’s DayTime Live, was on CVM at Sunrise, as well as a guest chef on cooking shows. Her next appearance will be on an episode of Taste the Caribbean. JuicyChef spoke regularly on the radio discussing an array of food topics, including RJR, Nationwide and FAME FM. Jacqui was a part-time lecturer at the University of Technology’s School of Hospitality for 3 years and taught food in media. She has mentored many young chefs.
Internationally, she has been featured in the Jamaica episode of Bizarre Foods with culinary star Andrew Zimmern and numerous overseas blogs and press including the Huffington Post, Eating Well, The Jewish Post and Saveur. She will be featured next in Food & Wine with celebrity Chef Kwame Onwuachi. Her humble nature belies her intellect. Numerous food journalists and personalities from around the world have sought her out to take them on food tours around the island and consult with her for advice on local cuisine. Jacqui has won a few awards for her contribution to the food landscape in Jamaica. Two Jamaica Observer Food Awards including Food Personality of the Year, a PSOJ/Jamaica Gleaner 50Under50 Award and a Nation Builders Award.
JuicyChef took a hiatus from media for a couple of years, determined to return with a fresh new brand which reflected her Caribbean and European ethos, simultaneously determined to amplify and curate Caribbean based voices in the food and travel space. Her upliftment and exposure of others in Jamaica’s food community is well known. The idea initially was to create a sophisticated “coffee table ready” magazine called Caribbean Flexitarian © to promote Meatless Monday and encourage reducetarian food habits for health and planet. She reached out to fellow creatives to contribute articles and recipes. The process to get it off the ground was challenging, so she decided to pause, pivot and change track. She did not want to give up on the content she had steadily built and invested in during her 2-year “quiet period” and reached out to her dear friend, Mike Robinson of Ovaso, a branding, marketing and design company to help turn her dream into a reality and guide her transition from the printed to the digital world.
Many people who have followed Jacqui’s career over the years have encouraged her to dabble in travel writing. Trekking locally, regionally and internationally became an important element for this new chapter. Jacqui’s mission is to showcase that individuals based in the Caribbean, eat and travel well. This is the genesis of Nyam & Trod, a Caribbean Flexitarian © Journey. Welcome to our community. Come NYAM and TROD with us!