irie ting

100 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Irie Ting is a gathering place for anyone in the neighborhood, it’s the reason downtown Richmonders can smell jerk chicken if the wind’s blowing just right, and it’s an irie celebration of Jamaican cuisine and culture. Entrepreneur Maxine Chatrie told us that the word irie translates directly to good, and loosely to the sentiments of togetherness, enjoying the company of friends, or celebrating over good food and drink. This is the vibe that Maxine works to cultivate at Irie, while introducing Richmonders to the Jamaican flavors that are so important to her.

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Patricia Chatrie

Most people like the front of the house, but Maxine Chatrie prefers the back, where she can make sure every dish tastes and looks just right. Being a chef and entrepreneur allows her to share her family’s Jamaican heritage with the Richmond community.

“People think that at a Jamaican restaurant, everything is spicy. Not everything is spicy. At Irie, we have something for everyone.”

What’s the Irie Ting origin story?

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There are probably some Richmonders unfamiliar with Jamaican cuisine. What are several entry-level dishes?

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Irie Ting isn’t even a year old. What are your hopes and dreams moving forward?

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