The JBJ Soul Foundation

Soul Kitchen

Community Restaurant

  • February 27, 2015

    JBJ Soul Kitchen Welcomes Red Bank Regional Culinary Program

    Students from the Red Bank Regional Culinary Program, guided by Chef Pete, took over JBJ Soul Kitchen to cook up an Italian Feast.

  • January 12, 2015

    Thank You For Your Support

    As we start the New Year and look back over our 3 years at Soul Kitchen we are overwhelmed and humbled by our journey. We have seen our in-need population grow, our community support grow and our mission take flight.

  • January 5, 2015

    Happy Are The Hands That Feed: Journey of a Soul

    The first time that I came to Soul Kitchen was during the two year anniversary celebration in the fall of 2013. I had heard about it through social media and had emailed the restaurant manager, asking if I could visit. He invited me down to have a meal and join in the celebration.

  • November 14, 2014

    Letter from an EET Program Participant

    I want to thank you and update you on my progress since we last met at JBJ Soul Kitchen and exchanged emails two years ago today.

  • September 23, 2014

    Soul Kitchen Welcomes Guest Chef George Hirsch

    JBJ Soul Kitchen welcomed a special guest, Chef George Hirsch, during our lunch service on Sunday, September 21st. Chef George, star of PBS’s George Hirsch Lifestyle, is a Member of the American Academy of Chefs, as well as a TV host, producer and cookbook author. He has won numerous awards and honors including the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Culinary Federation, along with international recognition for his efforts in eradicating childhood hunger.

April 17, 2014

From Our Community

  • “As a foreclosure survivor, thank you for the courtesies and dignity you give to your guests.”
  • “Great idea, Great food”
  • “My husband is unemployed and not well, I am on dialysis, so this was such a pleasure.”
  • “Having lost my job a over a year ago, I appreciate a place to enjoy great food and nice people being on a very limited budget right now. Hope to see more Soul Kitchens in the NJ and NYC area in the future.”
  • “This was a wonderful experience. Very humbling and I am blessed to have this opportunity”