Once upon a time, an elementary school teacher and a software developer took a chance.


So, you want to know how it all began. The short version? The little things count. Or, as we like to say back home, every mikkle mek a mukkle.

Our founders relocated from Boston, MA to Nashville, TN in 1999. Fast forward four years later, after successfully catering out of their home, Jamaicaway Restaurant & Catering was born. On December 15, 2003, we sold our first meal of Spicy Jerk Chicken with Rice-N-Peas and Fried Plantains for $6.25. Now, over 15 years later, we’re still serving up the good eats that everyone from your favorite rapper or R&B crooner to your local farmer, can enjoy! 

Make your way to Jamaicaway.

With faith, family, and fervor at the forefront, Jamaicaway thrives on you. As long as our food provides comfort, and cures the soul, we’re happy.  We work hard to ensure ya ‘belly full’. What keeps us going? Simply put, it’s the Jamaican way! 

Founder, CEO: Ouida Bradshaw

Ouida puts the O in CEO. She began cooking at the tender age of 10 and later became an elementary teacher. No wonder she runs things.         

Co-Founder, VP: David Bradshaw

An accountant and developer by trade, David works to ensure that you literally put your money where your mouth is. 


Bless Up.