About Us

Taste of the Caribbean (TOTC) is Quebec’s premier Caribbean cultural event with a mission of promoting the diversity of Canada’s Caribbean culture. 

TOTC’s mission is to promote the diversity of Canada’s Caribbean culture to all audiences; to form a better understanding and integration between cultures, as well as to influence Canadians of non-Caribbean descent to eventually travel to the Caribbean region, while at the same time, direct them to visit local Caribbean outlets in Canada, such as: live performances/events, restaurants, retail stores, art galleries, related e-commerce sites of imported products, etc.

TOTC allows visitors to taste their way through the islands by way of local restaurants,
international guest chefs, cooking and mixology demonstrations and live spectacular musical performances
from homegrown talent to internationally known, Grammy-Award winning performers.


What started out back in 1999 as a small 1 day all-you-can eat indoor ticketed food event, has now turned into a large 4 days of FREE outdoor music, arts, food, and culture festival, which also features several live international performing artists/bands within a special ticketed concert zone.

From Jamaica’s famous reggae sounds and jerk chicken dishes to the spiced rums and soca artists of Barbados and Grenada, we invite you to come and submerse yourself in the Caribbean culture, right here at the Old-Port of Montreal and our other activities across Canada!

Taste of the Caribbean is an exotic experience for all your senses!

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