We had the good fortune of connecting with Jasmine Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jasmine, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) This scripture means everything to me. This scripture has gotten me through many tough days. I have always had a dream of opening a restaurant, but it has not always been an easy journey. On those tough days, I say a pray, remind myself that I can do all things through Christ, and I let him take control. Now look what God has done…my dream is now my reality!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the owner of 1101 Southern Kitchen a new restaurant coming to they 1960/eldridge area. My restaurant is based on family traditions, southern hospitality, and a daddy’s girls dream. Unfortunately, my father passed away years ago so for me I knew I had to honor his memory in some way. 1101 is more than just a name, it is my father’s birthday, November 1. Then there are my recipes . Till this day, even after working in many kitchens and getting a culinary degree, I love to spend time in the kitchen with my grandmother. Watching what she does, learning how she moves, the ease she has when cooking. My recipes come from all the days in the kitchen with my granny along with my own Jazzy twist. Everyone knows you can’t go wrong with grandma’s southern cooking. I want my restaurant to be a place to relax and enjoy and great southern meal. Since I was in high school, I knew this was what I wanted to do. I have done everything that I can to prepare myself for this day. I love to cook, but more I love hospitality. I love the look on someone’s face when they take a bit of food that is life changing. I have worked for many restaurant’s and seen the joy of gathering together with family or friends for a night out or family meal. Over the years, I have learned a lot from all those restaurants. Now it’s my time! And at the end of the day, I just want to make my family proud!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother deserves a LOT of credit and recognition for her love, support, drive, example, and encouragement just because she is the best! She is my biggest support!
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