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Meet Chef Irma


Chef Irma Gottshalk was born in Kingston, Jamaica. At the age of 14, she migrated to the United States to live in Houston, Texas where she graduated from Elsik High School and joined the Army. Irma was deployed to Operation Desert Storm and Shield, and Iraqi Freedom. She retired from the United States Army with 22 years of service.



Island Blessings eBook

Granny say, “Tek yuh hand and tun fashion.” The Bless Up, Respect and Manner cookbook does that by building from oral recipes and continuing the legacy in a written cookbook. Chef Irma has provided a guide for people all over the world to cook and eat Jamaican food on a regular basis; because it’s nutritionally dense, delicious, and irie.


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“I had the jerk chicken plate and it was delicious! Generous portion sizes and plantains cooked to perfection! Definitely recommend!”

Ayo Madison, TX

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