Hi! My name is Chef Jean-Roody owner of Makaya Catering. First, I want to thank you for viewing my profile here on Bark.com. Here's a little be about me and the type of cuisine and service that I offer: I was born and raise in Haiti and at the age of 11, I started cooking out of necessity as my parents were gone very often.
I soon developed a passion for cooking and would cook every meal at our home, back in Haiti. I moved to the states in 2004 and as more ingredients became available to me, I Expanded my skills more. I love cooking Haitian food simply because it's yummy and delicious.
We use combinations of Afro-Caribbean and French spices to flavor our food. And let me tell you, it tastes really yummy!
My goal is to bring the flavors of Haiti to Utahns one event at a time. And I would love to the opportunity to bring it to you and your guests at your wedding reception.
I will design a custom menu for you and arrange a tasting party free or charge* so you can see what I'm talking about. I would love to chat more over the phone or in person. I can be reach at 801-493-5873.
HAITIAN FOOD IN UTAH!!! A dream come true for this east coast Caribbean girl. Chef Roody’s cuisine is the real deal island food & style. Everything is AMAZING!!! Quality, Look, & Of Course Taste! You won’t be disappointed... I PROMISE! More...
I love the food and they have the best customer service ever. it's the best place to eat some great Haitian foods. I highly encourage you guys to check it out you will not regret it.
Delicious food!! And the staff is amazing!
Chef Roody’s food is legit!! You will never taste anything like in food in the entire state of Utah! Not only is he known for haitian food but is also a very talent chef that can cook a variety of different styles of cuisine. He caters, does exclusive private events that are BOMB! —Check him out at the Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 8am-2pm @ Pioneer Park!! The haitian tacos are fireeeee More...
All I have to say is... I will be getting the Haitian Plate every time that I go to the farmer's market. It was one of the most delicious things that I have ever had, and seemed truly authentic (I have never been to Haiti, so I can't say for sure, but I'm pretty sure that this is the real deal ). The flavors were unlike anything I have ever had, and the amount of food that you get for $12 is MORE than worth it!Thank you, Jean-Roody, for sharing your culinary skills with SLC. I will spread the word that you have some of the greatest food in the city! More...
Delicious food. We had a much larger turnout for our event than we originally planned on, but he was well prepared and fed everyone with a smile on his face. So great!
I've had everything that Rudy makes -- it's absolutely wonderful! He is an artist! My wife loves it too. She's praising it the whole time she's eating. I don't get out to the farmer's market as much as I used to, but when I do, every time I eat Haitian. More...
Seriously the best food I've had in a long time! I'm already craving more and I just had some a few hours ago at the farmers market! Thank you so much! I'll definitely be back! More...
Amazing food. If you want real Caribbean food in salt lake this is the guy to go to.
The Haitian tacos are amazing! I was pleasantly surprised. Will come again!
Roody is an amazing person who expresses himself through his food. His passion for feeding people is inspiring and the food...WOW...such flavor!!!
Veggie tacos = ultimate dankness. Spicy and delicious.
Rachel Sekuler Becker
Fantastic dinner at the Pop Up tonight! Delicious and unique flavors. Roody your story is beautiful. I am grateful I got to be part of this wonderful experience and I look forward to more special dinners.
Makaya Catering is the place to be . The food there is great. Anything I try is delicious and cannot wait for the next event.
This guy was catering at a bar and the food was amazing. Really flavorful and delicious
Karen Milner Williams
Really good Haitian Street Food. I wish I had room for another plate. These guys cater and are extremely pleasant and eager the please!
Wow! Enjoyed a 3 course catered meal last night prepared by Chef Roody. Everything was perfectly prepared and the different spices used added a new twist to each dish. Perfection!
3 course catered neighborhood popup was A+mazing! Everything so flavorful and satisfying, we felt the love in every bite. Would definitely recommend Chef Roody- so talented, gracious and FUN!
Had a delicious meal and incredible evening at the pop-up! The passion fruit sorbet and the short ribs blew me away. I loved Chef Roody’s stories and charm throughout the night. I can’t wait for the next one!
Makaya catering makes some fantastic and delicious food! Tonight I had the plantain sliders with pork and Pikliz (Haitian pickled cabbage). Everything on my plate was SO flavorful. I can’t wait to try Makaya catering again. More...
McKinley Sierra Merchant
Just had the most amazing chicken of my life. Absolutely perfectly cooked- fell right off the bone and seasoned to perfection. Don't get me started on the peanut butter ice cream with fried plantains. I could have taken a bath in it!!! I would recommend Chef Ruddy any day! More...
Got a chicken and fried plantain slider at Shades of Pale Beer this weekend and it was AWESOME!! Everything on the plate was amazing, wish we lived in Utah so we could go back and try more of the food. Highly recommend Makaya! If you see them at the farmers market or Shades of Pale, definitely give it a try!! More...
Marj L Desius
You have some gifted fingers! whatever you put your hangs into taste like heaven.
Roody your food is amazing. Thank you for bringing the amazing flavors of the Caribbean to Salt Lake City.
I love this their food at the downtown farmers market! I had them cater a work event and they killed it! Can’t wait till the summer to have it once a week again!
Just got the Haitian bowl at the farmer's market and WOW! I I just about licked the bowl clean. I will definitely be back!
Makaya was very responsive to our initial requests to host a dinner for a group of 15 people at our Park City ski rental. He helped us customize a delicious menu within our budget and proposed a very reasonable price for an evening of his services. Unfortunately for us, our plans to have a private chef to our house changed last minute and we ended up having to cancel a week prior. Makaya was very professional and wished us a great vacation. Hopefully next time we are in town we will have a chance to try some of his Haitian influenced cuisine and some tastry djon djon. More...
Look forward to farmers market every week to have the delicious plantain pulled pork sandwiches!!! My 2-year old also loves the food! Thank you for the excellent food!
Walking through the farmer's market and looking for something to eat, I saw Makaya Catering serving up plates of Haitian food. I'm going to Haiti in November and have been interested in trying some Haitian food before going, but didn't think I'd have the chance in Utah! They were giving out samples and it tasted good, so I went ahead and tried it.I got a plate with marinated pork, rice, and pikliz. There was a sauce on the rice that tasted somewhat tomatoey. The pikliz was delicious, it's a haitian spicy relish, somewhat similar to coleslaw. I loved the flavor of it and thought it mixed very well with the pork and rice. The pork was delicious. Marinated for 24 hours and full of flavor. They also have various juices. I went with a passion fruit. It was really, really good.It was a little on the expensive side, like seemingly all food trucks, but $12 for the chance to try some Haitian food was well worth it. They were really nice and happy to talk to us about visiting Haiti. I'm looking forward to having more Haitian food! More...