Levi Roots Bio

Levi Roots grew up in Jamaica where his grandmother taught him the magic of Caribbean cooking. He later moved to England, but he yearned for the music and sunshine of Jamaica.

To combat his homesickness, Levi would spend hours in the kitchen preparing the recipes his grandmother had given him and refining her recipe for jerk chicken sauce. That mission led to him appearing on BBC Two's Dragons' Den, where he won financial backing to market his sauce commercially.

In June 2007, Levi opened his first café and takeway in Brixton, London, called Papine Jerk Centre.

Alongside cooking, Levi is a musician with a love for reggae and roots music. He was nominated for Best Reggae Singer at the 1998 MOBO Awards and has recorded several albums.

In June 2008, Levi's first book, Reggae Reggae Cookbook, was published.

Levi first appeared on BBC Two's Ready Steady Cook in June 2008. In August 2009, he presented his first cookery show, Caribbean Food Made Easy.

Next Up

Ingrid Hoffmann Bio

Learn more about Cooking Channels Ingrid Hoffmann host of Simply Delicioso with Ingrid Hoffmann and learn how to make simple Latin-inspired dishes.

David Rocco Bio

Learn more about Cooking Channels David Rocco host of David Roccos Dolce Vita and watch how he explores Italy and finds inspiration from fresh seasonal ingredients.

Luke Nguyen Bio

Learn more about Luke Nguyen host of Luke Nguyens Vietnam.

Tyler Florence Bio

Learn more about Cooking Channels Tyler Florence host of Food 911 and Tylers Ultimate and fixer of kitchen disasters of all kinds from flaming turkeys to deflated souffles.

Eden Grinshpan Bio

After graduating culinary school Eden Grinshpan hit the road to explore the world. On Cooking Channels Eden Eats she lands in different U.S. cities to meet the imigrants who have brought their culture to America through food.

Lynn Crawford Bio

To survive in the kitchen requires a mix of tenacity and a lack of fear. Pegged as Canada AND rsquo;s Top Female Chef Lynn Crawford marries the characteristics together in perfect harmony.

Lisa Lillien Bio

Get to know Lisa Lillien host of Hungry Girl.

Mo Rocca Bio

Learn more about Cooking Channels Mo Rocca host of Food(ography).

Levi Roots

Watch Full Episodes

No Log-in Required

So Much Pretty Food Here