Chez Soul brings home cooking to Fairfield

By Susan Hiland

Owner Cheryl Reed stands next to cakes at Chez Soul in Fairfield, CA (2019)

(Photo by Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

Chez Soul Southern Cuisine is a very fun, family restaurant that people can go to and get an authentic taste of Louisiana and is Chef Cheryl Reed’s dreams recognized!

Soul food could be described as a variety of dishes with a distinct Southern flare that came north with African-Americans after the Civil War.

Chef Cheryl Reed, who owns Chez Soul Southern Cuisine, has brought that home-cooked comfort food to Fairfield.  Reed began 12 years ago when a friend asked her to go into business together.  “It was her idea, not mine… She invited me to cook.”  Her friend had to leave the business due to poor health and moved to Arizona, leaving Reed the owner and chef of the restaurant.

Reed said she has noticed that people are eating healthier and are asking questions about what goes into their meals.  “I’ve been getting a lot of requests for more vegetables.  People want more variety of vegetables and I am working at giving that to them.”

She has been cooking her whole life, including every job she ever had, so being in the kitchen wasn’t new for her – but being the boss was a different story.  “I thank God I had the other jobs that I did, so I had some experience,” Reed said.

Whether visitors enjoy jambalaya, gumbo, drinking ice-cold flavored water or a sweet dessert, they will leave satisfied and happy.

Cheryl’s personal favorite dish is catfish.  “I love all kinds of catfish, not just my own cooking.”

THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

TENDEREST MEAT AND FRESHEST SEAFOOD & VEGETABLES.

When we say “Fresh Ingredients”, we mean exactly that! Southern Louisiana cuisine is rooted in the use of fresh ingredients. At Chez Soul we have stayed true to this time-honored tradition and we prepare all our foods in-house. Southern Louisiana cuisine is distinctively flavorful through the careful blending of fresh ingredients.

  • Fresh ingredients in cooking bring all sorts of nutritional benefits to a dish.

  • No preservatives and minimized additives.

  • Consumer education is bringing freshness back.

  • Meals prepared with fresh ingredients taste so much better!

CELEBRATE WITH FRIENDS

FRIENDLY CASUAL ATMOSPHERE… GREAT FOOD!

Chez Soul Southern Cuisine is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.  Don’t get stuck waiting for a table — Chez Soul accepts reservations.  Can’t stay at the restaurant to dine in?  Place an order by phone and pick it up to enjoy our cuisine in the comfort of your home.  Planning an event, Chez Soul’s Catering makes it easier to organize any event and Chez Soul will ensure that it is delicious.

YOUR HOSTS

Cheryl Reed
Cheryl ReedOwner / Chef
Shantel Reed
Shantel ReedManager
Kevin
KevinManager

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