In honor of Black History Month, the Colorado Chamber is recognizing Black business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and job creators who have grown their businesses from the ground up and are core to our local Colorado communities.
Today’s feature is Tamara Nisbeth with Reggae Pot Jamaican Grill
Tamara Nisbeth is the owner and proprietor of Reggae Pot Jamaican Grill, a local authentic Jamaican restaurant in Centennial. The passionate seasoned chef of 24 years provides a first-class ticket to a taste of Jamaica to all her costumers.
Originally born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Tamara Nisbeth loved cooking as a young girl and quickly learned to prepare unique Jamaican dishes with her beloved grandmother Daisy. Daisy taught her different types of cooking methods and seasoning techniques as the pair would prepare food for large family gatherings and special events.
Her grandmother sparked her passion for cooking, which she continued after high school when she enrolled in culinary arts at Kenilworth Heart Academy, where she received a culinary arts certificate. After graduating, Nisbeth travelled around the world working with top chefs at various prestigious locations. Eventually, Nisbeth landed in Colorado after accepting a job at the five-star Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs.
After falling in love with Colorado, Nisbeth decided to make it home for herself and her three children. As a single mother, Nisbeth was always willing to work hard to provide for her kids. In fact, it was the struggles of being a single mother and her passion for cooking that would plant the necessary seeds to follow her dreams.
Nisbeth started out baking authentic Jamaican pastries and desserts from her home to earn extra money to pay for her daughter’s Junior Achievement Program trip to China. With the unexpected success of her home baking business, she began to formulate a plan to open a Jamaican bakery/restaurant.
In May 2015, Nisbeth’s relentless passion for cooking and baking paved the way for the opening of Reggae Pot Jamaican Grill, boasting a menu developed from the love, inspirations, and top-secret ingredients of her grandmother’s cooking.
Nisbeth greatly appreciates her hard working, dedicated team and her loyal customers who continue to support her and allow her to do what she loves in Centennial.
Learn more about Reggae Pot Jamaican Grill by visiting their website at: reggaepotjamaicangrill.com
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The Colorado Chamber is committed to promoting an inclusive state economy and diverse workforce, fostering economic opportunity for all. We appreciate our partnership with minority-owned businesses across Colorado and will continue to work with these job creators on state and federal policies that impact minority employers and their employees.