Chef Nina Compton to Host an Inspired Pop-Up Benefit Dinner at the Skylark

Celebrated St. Lucian star chef to prepare an inventive jerk-themed menu alongside acclaimed Kingston-born Chef Andre Fowles at the recently-opened beachfront hotel

Directly on the heels of her historic James Beard award for Best Chef: South,  Caribbean-native Chef Nina Compton will host an intimate pop-up dinner event at Skylark Negril Beach Resort, the new sister property behind Jamaica’s legendary clifftop Rockhouse Hotel. The one-night only culinary event will take place on the new hotel’s open air-deck overlooking Seven Mile Beach on Saturday, July 28th, at 7pm.


All ticket proceeds will benefit Rockhouse Foundation, the charitable arm of Skylark and Rockhouse Hotel, which transforms the places where Jamaica’s children learn and supports the people who teach them. Over the past decade, the Foundation has invested over US$4 million in projects improving education for the children in Western Jamaica.

The five-course jerk-themed menu will be served family style, and will showcase the diversity of Jamaica’s signature ingredient. Menu highlights will include inventive preparations of local beef and seafood, house-made pasta, and fresh produce sourced from Rockhouse’s organic garden, all prepared with the beloved spice blend.

Compton has shaken the culinary world this year, earning accolades for her unique Caribbean-inspired Louisiana cuisine. Her participation in this special pop-up event has her returning to Jamaica, the beloved island she fell in love with while working in a hotel kitchen when she was in her 20’s.


Jamaica’s own Chef Andre Fowles will be supporting Compton in the kitchen on this special evening. The Kingston-born Food Network Chopped “Champion” and New York City-based chef is helping to lead culinary development at the Skylark’s new restaurant – Miss Lily’s – slated to debut in September.

The dinner, priced at $200 per person inclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity, is open to both hotel and non-hotel guests. Reservations must be made in advance, and space is limited to 40 people. For more information and reservations, please email

For guests interested in staying at Skylark that weekend, the hotel is offering special room rates of $95 per night.



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