It all started on the Caribbean island of Haiti. Chef Jean Roody was born and raised in Haiti. He developed a love of cooking and food at a young age. He moved to the US as a young man with a dream. In 2012 he started cooking Sunday dinner for friends. They all insisted his food was too good not to share. It took a few years of convincing, but Roody finally quit his job, and went into cooking full time! Naturally, Roody wanted to cook with tastes he had grown up with. Everything from our famous spicy Pikliz, to the classic “Du Riz a Legumes” is all authentic Haitian cuisine. Every bite of food you enjoy with us is an experience of the taste of Haiti. Makaya Caters now has a food trailer at the Salt Lake City downtown farmers market every Saturday. You can also find us at our frequent pop-up events or even book us for a private catering event.