Our Story

Jamaica on Ice (JOI) is the brainchild of Caribbean culinary chef and food retailer, Mark Richards. His premier frozen Caribbean food range JOI came from a genuine desire to keep his beloved Granma’s diet fresh and lasting.
‘I would plan and cook weekly meals for my Grandma, but the food wouldn’t stay fresh for long enough – there was a lot of waste and the process became really time consuming. I then started to freeze her food and eventually it just became a thing. She began to tell her friends and soon enough I was supplying small frozen dishes to my Granma, her friends and other family members. It was at this point that I thought well why not do this on a commercial level and here we are today – Jamaica On Ice’.

Mark Richards, Founder Jamaica on Ice (JOI)