The adventure began in 2006, when Beryl Ralston built a small takeout restaurant in the south Ajax community of Durham Region. Coming from Jamaica, an island having so much influence from all over the world, it's no wonder that the food she prepared is seasoned, unique and tasty – boasting of influences from the Spanish, British, East Indian, West African, Portuguese, Chinese, French and the Dutch heritage. Inspired by Jamaican traditions, customer requests and suggestions from her family, Beryl designed the menu to coincide with the new trends toward healthy eating which includes responsible use of seasoning and providing gluten free options. Featured dishes include Jerk Chicken, Curried Goat, Stewed Oxtails and Fried Chicken. Very quickly, Beryl’s reputation for authentic Jamaican food exceeded the small restaurant’s capacity to meet demand. So the family decided to open a second Beryl’s Pepper Pot in the trendy Toronto neighbourhood of Leslieville in the beaches. The new restaurant on Queen Street East generated a lot of attention, reinforcing the success of the Authentic Jamaican Cuisine concept. A few years later, Beryl opened a third establishment featuring an upscale dine-in menu in Pickering. Today, the Beryl’s Pepperpot family includes 3 restaurants and the adventure continues.