Serving the Tampa Bay area and the State of Florida for over a decade.
As a Jamaican restaurant, caterer, and Caribbean grocer, our menus are lavish and filled with Caribbean surprises and traditional favorites. Our recipes are national dishes, seasoned to perfection with a “likle bit a dat and a likle bit a dis”. Our flavors include mixtures of burning hot pepper and tanginess, the rich complexity of slowly stewed brown sauces, the spice of intense curries, and the cool sweetness of its many tropical fruits. All of our products display our diverse cultural heritage.
Wanting to cherish the diverse heritage of the islands, Helena Josephs; the sole owner of Island Flavors and Tings has found the right balance between savory and bright dishes locals have come to love.
An award-winning entrepreneur and female chef from Jamaica, Helena has been recognized by the media, government officials, and civic organizations for her commitment to excellence in the food industry. Helena takes pride in ushering the flavors of the Caribbean to her restaurant and in her catering events. Her passion for bringing warm hospitality, fresh, and delicious menu items is what keeps her customers coming back for more.
Helena is not only a successful business owner of Island Flavors and Tings and her catering company, The Caterer, but she is a community-focused resident of Pinellas County. She has donated resources to local nonprofits and utilizes local and regional vendors to help other small businesses grow.
2019 – LocalShops1 Community Award
2015 – Winner: Best Dish in the Biz Competition
2010 – City of St. Petersburg Business Partner of the Year
2009 – Most Outstanding Business of the Year Finalist
2009 – Top 3 Women-Owned Business in Pinellas County
MAXINE CAMPBELLPosted at 09:52h, 03 December
Food is delicious and great service I love the food 😋