The story of Pam’s Kitchen starts over 20 years ago, when the owner and chef Pam Jacob was still living in her native country of Trinidad. She had a small establishment there, called Pam’s Snack Shack, but she always dreamed of coming to the Pacific Northwest to open a full restaurant.
When Pam moved to Seattle around 1994, she realized her dream, slowly but surely. While paying the bills with her housekeeping work, Jacob began doing some catering for her housecleaning clients and their friends. They loved her roti! So, she decided to take her cooking to the next level, with a booth at a street fair in the University District. They had a huge line of waiting customers!
Pam’s historic location in the University District moved to Wallingford in 2015 due to the demolition of our building. We are glad to be in our new home in Wallingford as we get to know our neighbors and develop our space to offer our unique food, culture and spirit to the area.