It all started with Grandma .....
Some of my fondest memories when I was a little boy were made in my Grandmas kitchen. She would spend all day baking pies and cookies showing me how to roll out dough and pinch a pie crust just so! I loved her showing me her little tips and "secret" recipe tricks. I still remember the little yellow flowery box she kept all her recipe cards in. When I look back now, 30 years later, I truly believe that is where my love of food stems from. The sense of accomplishment I got when a dish came out just right, and seeing the smiles on peoples faces when they would take a bite.
Food is one of the most special things in life. It sustains us (everybody's gotta eat!) but it also brings us together around a common table. A place of comfort and conversation. A place where friends and family come together to swap stories and make memories. It can be as simple as a grilled cheese and tomato soup, or complex as a 10 course tasting menu! The important thing about it all is the comfort and enjoyment of being surrounded by those we care about, and of course the FOOD !
Our belief is good food does not have to be overly complicated or pretentious. Rather, use the freshest ingredients to skillfully prepare and create heartwarming, delicious food. That does not mean it cant be fancy though! The beautiful thing about "Southern" or SoulFood cuisine is its not just one dish or technique. It has such a storied past and tradition and we like to draw inspiration from many of its places. From the rivers and bayous of the Gulf coast, the bountiful seafood and citrus of Florida and the Caribbean all the way up to Georgia and the Carolinas. All of these places have their own special dishes and ways to prepare them. But they are all the same in they take what the land around them gives them and transform it into something hearty and delicious. Things like a fantastic Catfish Po'Boy, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Fried Green Tomatoes, Collards with smoked Hocks, skillet corn bread, pigeon peas and rice, spicy garlic blue crabs, fresh or grilled oysters, oh I could go on for
days! And don't get me started on the desserts!
We here at Soulfull Southern Kitchen would like to welcome you to our family. To join us at our table. To sit down and make some memories to last a lifetime, and of course to eat!
About our Chef
Chef Sean Klitsch has been in the hospitality business for over 20 years. Having started out as a busboy/prep cook at a local seafood restaurant he worked his way up through the ranks. He has worked and managed in high end Hotels , country clubs , mom and pop restaurants and even as a private chef. In addition he received an A.S. Degree in Culinary Arts from the Orlando Culinary Academy , as well as a Certificate From Le Cordon Bleu.