Chef Stikxz takes us to the Land of Wood & Water

With her New York upbringing and Jamaican background, Chef Brittney “Stikxz” Williams believes cooking is a powerful and liberating tool.

Chef Stikxz, Jamaican Cuisine

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Combining dishes from her heritage and love for all cuisines, Chef Stikxz produces a melting pot of menus. Her three-course Jamaican feast for our A NIGHT IN pop-up series, “Land of Wood and Water,” allows guests to travel worldwide without leaving their seats.

"I want guests to experience Jamaica using all of their senses. The vibe, the music, the food, the drink, the spices, the boldness! They'll feel everything this island offers on this menu."

A Jamaican chef's bold & nuanced menu

Chef Stikxz’ three-course tasting menu for our A NIGHT IN series highlighted everything the Caribbean offers. In her curated dining experience, Big, bold flavors accentuated each dish, from the jerk chicken to plantains.

To start, Chef prepared grilled jerk shrimp on top of fried sweet plantain and topped with a tamarind gastrique. She describes how jerk is more than a Jamaican spice but an ingenious cooking technique passed down through generations that reflects Jamaica’s history of colonial resistance and cross-cultural exchange.

"Jerk is much more than just spices. It is a way of preservation and a form of liberation used by the Maroons & Taino."

Next, she served a jerk mushroom brodo pour over udon noodles with pimento-smoked chicken, charred leeks, and bokchoy. Through this combination of Asian flavors and Jamaican spices, she showcases her artistic fused blend while displaying the versatility of Caribbean cuisine.  

In her final course, she prepared a hazelnut “bulla” cake with a rum creme anglaise and grapefruit marmalade.

"Bulla cake is a little pastry from Jamaica that is very dense with spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and molasses. Bulla cake embodies those warm traditional Jamaican notes."

Chef Stikxz serves grilled jerk shrimp
Chef Brittney Stikxz Williams and her Jamaican cuisine jerk udon noodle soup for A NIGHT IN
A NIGHT IN Chef Spotlight: Brittney "Stikxz" Williams

Chef Stikxz on ensuring representation in the culinary arts

Black chefs are taking advantage of the changing tide in the culinary industry. Chef Brittney joins a growing community of Black chefs reclaiming representation in the arts by creating authentic experiences that reflect thier unique perspectives.

"This is a liberating and powerful times for all Black chefs. Now is the time for us to raise our voices, to showcase what we have to offer. It's revolutionary to be a Black woman chef in the industry right now."

Interested in connect with Chef Stikxz? Book a private dining experience with her on our marketplace, Adá Experiences!

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