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Makaya Catering

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

(29)
Makaya Catering logo

Makaya Catering

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

(29)

About

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.

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Princesse DesRose

23 September 2019

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...

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Widemichelle Julien

7 September 2019

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.

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Victoria Gamarra

5 September 2019

Delicious food!! And the staff is amazing!

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Michelda George

5 August 2019

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...

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Zach D.

8 June 2019

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...

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Chris Hamatake

30 September 2018

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!

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Alan C.

1 September 2018

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...

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Ciera Sims

25 August 2018

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...

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Kelly Clerveau

8 August 2018

Amazing food. If you want real Caribbean food in salt lake this is the guy to go to.

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Nick Delliskave

8 August 2018

The Haitian tacos are amazing! I was pleasantly surprised. Will come again!

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Daysha Lassiter

8 August 2018

Roody is an amazing person who expresses himself through his food. His passion for feeding people is inspiring and the food...WOW...such flavor!!!

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Joel Bender

8 August 2018

Veggie tacos = ultimate dankness. Spicy and delicious.

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Rachel Sekuler Becker

8 August 2018

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.

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Landy Dantes

8 August 2018

Makaya Catering is the place to be . The food there is great. Anything I try is delicious and cannot wait for the next event.

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Tristan Hughes

8 August 2018

This guy was catering at a bar and the food was amazing. Really flavorful and delicious

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Karen Milner Williams

8 August 2018

Really good Haitian Street Food. I wish I had room for another plate. These guys cater and are extremely pleasant and eager the please!

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Miriam Valere

8 August 2018

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!

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Dawn Neptune

8 August 2018

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!

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Kyl Myers

8 August 2018

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!

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Shley Mac

8 August 2018

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...

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McKinley Sierra Merchant

8 August 2018

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...

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Jessie Nicely

8 August 2018

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...

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Marj L Desius

8 August 2018

You have some gifted fingers! whatever you put your hangs into taste like heaven.

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Beeya Ble

8 August 2018

Roody your food is amazing. Thank you for bringing the amazing flavors of the Caribbean to Salt Lake City.

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Christina Rojas

8 August 2018

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!

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Caitlin W.

14 July 2018

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!

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Arielle K.

21 March 2018

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...

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Jessica S.

23 September 2017

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!

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Curtis C.

10 September 2017

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...

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Q&A

By far, my favorite and signature dish is cheesy polenta topped with Oxtail Ragú. My grandma taught me how to make that one. She would say "Roody, the secret is in the spices, you must learn the spices and pair them well with the ingredients."

When creating menus for my clients, I have three words in mind is "Listen, Listen, Listen." I like to chat with and get to know my clients to get a feel for what they might like and make suggestions from there. Some clients, especially those getting married, have planned their events for months even years so it is of upmost importance to listen so we can make their dream come to life.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing the smile on people's faces as they try Haitian food for the first time and fall in love with it.

Feeding people is my passion and my inspiration. Food brings people and food that tastes good makes people happy and I am happy when people around me are happy.

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