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How Dr. Fredrick Jacobs Made His Passion Happen

The path from radio personality to celebrity chef and life in between it all
OCALA FL, January 12, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- To borrow from Irene Cara's 1980s hit "What a Feeling," Dr. Fredrick Jacobs is someone who embodies the phrase "take your passion and make it happen." Fueled by a lifetime of culinary influences, Dr. Jacobs founded and spearheads the nation's first soul food restaurant chain, Celebrity's Soul Food. The quality casual concept serves up innovative soul food paired with exceptional customer service to make each guest feel like a star.
Entrepreneurship is just one of the pursuits of Dr. Jacobs (or Dr. J, as he's fondly referred). This versatile man holds several degrees that he's put into practice throughout his career, including a Bachelors in Business Administration, a Masters in Counseling, and not one, but two Doctorate degrees- one in Theology and the other in Counseling. As a man of faith, his guiding star is his religion and lifelong commitment to helping others. He instills in his corporate team the mantra of "To be good, we must do good."
As a counselor, Dr. Fredrick Jacobs lends his support to others through his radio show, TV show, and Podcast, "Dr. J The Counselor." His shows air on music legend Stevie Wonder's LA-based radio station, KJLH 102.3. Through his entertainment business experience as an on-air personality, Dr. J has found a way to meld a beloved cuisine with celebrity.
Before developing his franchise business, Celebrity's Soul Food, Dr. J leveraged his passion for food toward an executive catering service. His client list included notable celebrities in the TV & Film industry and the music world- Steve Harvey, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia, SWV, Stoney Jackson, Monica, Warren G, Flex Alexander, Shanice Wilson, Ashanti, and more. From this success, Celebrity's Soul Food, the restaurant concept was born. The recipe is simple but impactful; it serves up high-quality food and treats every guest like a VIP.
To make Celebrity's Soul Food stand out from its competitors, they lean into innovation with their menu. They focus on local flavors and specialties while putting their twist on soul food classics.
"We invite guests to be adventurous with us. We feature legendary recipes that honor soul food's essence. Still, we also want to challenge guests to explore non-traditional combinations," said Dr. Fredrick Jacobs, Founder, and CEO of Celebrity's Soul Food.
Gold-Dusted Chicken Wings, anyone? How can you not feel like a star when you order this dish? How about the classic sweet and savory combination of Chicken and Waffles, but elevated with Red Velvet Waffles? Feel like taking a walk on the wild side? Give the Barbeque Glazed Alligator Ribs or the Jerked Jackfruit Pineapple Bowls a try. Hungry yet?
"Our belief is that soul food transcends cultures, that it can bring people together from various walks of life and tastes. We cater to meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans, and even flexitarians," said Taja Jacobs, Chief Sustainability Officer.
If you're trying to figure out how to get your hands on these dishes, fret not! These offerings and more may be coming to your neighborhood. Dr. J partnered with global franchise leader, United Franchise Group, to grow his brand across North America. They'll be rolling out 200 units for their launch, so prepare to be pampered like a star and dig into some exceptional soul food in the near future.
For more information about Celebrity's Soul Food, visit www.celebrityssoulfood.com.
About Celebrity's Soul Food®
Celebrity's Soul Food®, the country's fastest-growing soul food chain, provides legendary, scratch-made dishes paired with a VIP experience to every guest. As the first quality casual restaurant concept, the brand's fresh and authentic recipes have led to the successful growth of the brand. Founded in 2014 by celebrity executive chef Dr. Fredrick Jacobs, "Dr. J," in Beverly Hills, CA, Celebrity's Soul Food is on a fast-track to its 200-location rollout goal. For more information, visit https://www.celebrityssoulfood.com/ or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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