Chef Charles Blake was born and raised in Spanish town, Jamaica began his journey to becoming a chef and restauranteur when he was just a child. He landed his first cooking job when he was just 14 years of age. After years of cooking in a host of restaurants and hotels, his older brother invited him to move to Atlanta where they together owned and operated Island Breeze with a touch Soul in East Atlanta Village. After meeting his now wife, they decided to move back to her hometown of New Orleans where he fell in love with the city’s blended culture and later opened 14 Parishes.
Named for the 14 parishes of Jamaica, 14 Parishes is a family-run joint that dishes up homeland classics like beef patties and jerk chicken paired with sides like sweet plantains and cornbread.
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