From humble beginings to soaring above and beyond achieving their highest dreams, New Jersey's own Kelsey and Kimberly Jackson turn fantasy into reality and make all their guest feel like their right in their home for a fabulous evening of fun filled music and great soul food.
Having, owning and operating three local restaurants surely shows you that these two are truly visionaries at heart. Their locations consist of: Kelsey & Kim’s Soul Food & BBQ in Pleasantville, Kelsey & Kim’s Southern Café and just recently Kelsey’s in Atlantic City. Having an incredibly busy scedule the couple managed to keep the love alive and tied the knot in June of 1992 and have four children.
While Kelsey is the genius behind Kelsey's Soul Food he worked in a series of local restaurants, first as a dishwasher then as a busboy before being given the opportunity to master the art of cooking in the Casino Industry. Kelsey quickly moved up the ranks from apprentice cook, to relief cook. He later attended Atlantic Cape Community College’s Culinary Program.
Kimberly Jackson also attended ACCC where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Business and a certificate in Baking. Kim worked for over 15 years as an assistant administer of Laborers Local #415 prior to becoming an entrepreneur. The couple credits their success to hard work, determination and strong family values. They are most proud of their children’s academic success; Klassic. an honors graduate of Hampton State University, Kareema a graduate of Winston Salam State University, Kelsey Jr. a culinary student of Atlantic Cape Community College and KaShawn a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University.
The Jacksons believe in giving back to the community and have a strong dedication to supporting the efforts of children. They are proud supporters of Pleasantville PAL, Atlantic City PAL, Atlantic City Viking, Youth Advocate Programs, Mays Landing PAL, Pleasantville Babe Ruth Little League, Pleasantville Jokers, Delta Sigma Phi Sorority Tiny Tots, Hamilton Memorial Freedom School and many other youth based organizations.