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Meet Clara and Dejon Turner

Today we’d like to introduce you to Clara and Dejon Turner.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Hello, we are Clara & Dejon Turner, Chef D & Chef Slay; we are SoulDelicious we have the Best Soul Food here in Colorado’s hands down.

We have a fresh new approach and Taste to recipes passed down from generation to generation. As Husband and Wife doing this for our four children, we got something to prove, to show that anything can be done with teamwork, determination and focus no matter the situation or age

Clara Turner (Chef Slay) New Jersey born California Raised and Dejon Turner (Chef D) A Colorado native. Met with common dreams of Success, love, hunger and drive to be great at everything we touch, Chef D shared with me how much he dreamed of having a restaurant. After tasting my food! Especially the Chicken now when he cooked for me, I remember that first plate like it was yesterday. Fried Catfish, Mac-n -Cheese with a side of Mama’s dirty rice I must have hit the floor because, #1 I’ve never met a man outside my dad that can cook, #2 he is fine as hell and don’t burn food, #3 the food was so mind-blowing I saw the future of SoulDelicious LLC and so our baby was born now let’s not get it confused not right away it did take us five years to get here to really realize the power of cooking that we have in our hands, the taste that can come from just putting two flavors together the joy we get hitting that Bluetooth speaker to start up all of our jams as we dance to the stove to heat the grease and boil the water, swaying our bodies while we clean the greens and season the meats, fishes separate of course, we cook with love, creativity, and fun energy our hands have been blessed by God himself that’s why our food is called SoulDelicious, order an entree today so we can feed your Soul.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
If we were to say that five years in the making of SoulDelicious LLC has been smooth. It would be a huge overstatement because this journey has been full of ups and downs unknowns, loss, gain, confusion, fun, joy and new adventures and with all that being said all that has brought us to this point right now and its couldn’t be better for us and to able to have done this together with big things such as business plans, LLC, Logs, funding, menu, contracts to the small things like taste testing and cooking contest! Being married and owning a company together is a road of its own a fun and challenging one at that since we don’t always agree on everything but we work together and make magic happen that’s something you have to learn working in marriage and transferring that over in a business setting you won’t always agree but there is room to show what your ideas for the different flavors, combos, etc. work by just doing no back and forth who is right or wrong like we all do in relationships we step food in the kitchen and the taste will set you free.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
We are SoulDelicious where soul lives in the US, threw us, we breathe it, we live it, we are Soul Food. We Take Soul Food and twist it into something no one has ever seen before. The flavors that burst when they hit your pallet are out of this world the #1 Soul food in Colorado. We specialize in the twist of soul Fried Catfish with a Spanish twist using a spicy sauce homemade drizzled over the top with a squirt of lime. Chicken wings with the best flavors Carilona Gold, Tapatio, Honey Hot, Chilie Lime and more. Freshly Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Po-Boy Fried Oyster Mushroom Po-Boy for our Vegetarian Lovers and more. Souldelicious known For our famous Mac & Cheese even better than that Mama’s Dirty Rice once you try it you will lose your mind. All the hard work, blood, sweat, and some tears, we are most proud of the customer base we have built how their faces light up when they take the first bite of one of our Entree, even how when we are catering an event they line up before we can even complete the setup. We are very proud of all we have accomplished on this long Journey. The twist in our Soul Food will taste like no other from Colorado to the home of Soul Food in New Orleans.

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
Over the next 5-10 years, we will be known all over the world for the Best Soul Food. SoulDelicious will be a brick-and-mortar in over five states. And with Goals and dreams this big for the future, we expect big shifts and changes in customer base growth, even better flavors and more creative taste, family more hands-on (the children), income, success and lifestyle we are making our unique flavors and Tastes of SoulFood more than a trend a new lifestyle by taking generational recipes and breaking boundaries with them because who is to say Soul Food needs Boundaries we don’t here at SoulDelicious LLC.

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