Born in Balaclava, St Elizabeth, Artel Miller was a Husband, grandfather, farmer and passionate cook.
For years he dazzled the family’s palate with authentic Jerk flavours and would educate the young and old on how real Jamaican food should taste.
Using the livestock and fresh ingredients from his farm, he created simple tasty dishes that would always keep you coming back for more.
After spending over 40 years in England Artel, along with his wife, decided to return back to Jamaica for retirement. They were sorely missed, by all the family including their grandchildren.
King of the Jerk-pit, Artel kept his secret recipes very close to his heart and many only came to light after his death.
The departure of Mr & Mrs Miller left a hole in one of the grandchildren's heart. Joel felt a lack of connection to his Jamaican heritage, and realised that this must be common among other British Jamaicans whose direct link to this island had passed away. By creating Artel's, Joel felt that he could reconnect with his ancestry as well as share the amazing flavours Jamaican cuisine has to offer.
Artel’s is a celebration of our family's heritage and history. We want to continue our Grandfather's legacy by creating dishes inspired by authentic recipes that are presented in a modern way.
We pride ourselves on using sustainably sourced ingredients wherever possible and all of our packaging is either recyclable or biodegradable.
Our approach to Jamaican cuisine is simple: everyone's invited. X