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We are a totally grassroots organization, working together to provide this family friendly event.  We appreciate your patience as we respond to your inquiry.  

95 Linden St
Oakland, CA, 94607
United States


The Jamaican Jerk Cook Off Festival & Fundraiser is a family-friendly event benefiting My Yute Soccer.  Funds raised allow the My Yute Soccer team to continue providing free soccer camps and a teen mentor program for the general public.  

Chef Teams

Who's cooking?

The following chef teams are volunteering their time and resources to create unique versions of jerk to share with the MYS community. We appreciate their time and enthusiasm supporting My Yute Soccer's initiatives. 

Oh! And, don't forget to VOTE!

Who will earn the People's Choice Award 2017?

Chop bar

Chop Bar is a neighborhood favorite near Oakland's Jack London Square, serving breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner.

Owner, Chris Pastena, is a three time jerk chef and he will be preparing jerk goat!


Mohari wellness cafe

Mohari Wellness owner and founder, August Varlack, is teaming up with The Howden to jerk a whole roast pig! 

drakes dealership

The classic brick building on Oakland’s historic Broadway Auto Row was once the parts and service department of an old Dodge dealership.

Enjoy a fresh brewed Drake's beer along with Chef Taylor's jerk duck!



We welcome Owner and Chef Kristen Thibeault, and the Nybll team, jerking fish in their Jerk Cook Off debut. 



la marcha

La Marcha chef /owners gained quite a following for their incredible paellas, cooked at local festivals with their catering company Ñora Cocina Española.  

Winners of the People's Choice Award Jerk Cook Off 2014, they're baaaack! 


old kan & co.

The 2016 People's Choice Award winning chef, James Syhabout, returns with the new Old Kan & Co.