About Us


From the 876 to the 216
Born and raised for 10 years in Jackson Town, Jamaica in the parish of Trewlany, chef Omar McKay was a creative foodie from childhood. Cooking along side his mother and grandmother, he would try and “mash-up” the dishes by adding his own bit of creative flair. ​
Upon coming to the USA and starting his education while working in restaurants, McKay decided to put his talents together; a business mind and a creative pallet plus years of knowledge and practice from cooking, living, and dreaming in his family home. Passion for traditional Jamaican cuisine paired with fresh ingredients are what McKay showcases in the Irie Kitchen. ​ Live Irie. Eat Irie. It’s Jahmazing!