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SOUL FOOD. A cuisine all its own – a language spoken the entire world over, yet many have never heard uttered. Its elusive nature is one of the driving forces at Celebrity’s Soul Food. Giving SOUL FOOD the exposure, it deserves, Celebrity's Soul Food rolls out the "Red Carpet", by providing fresh, authentic, exotic soul food reimagined, and V.I.P customer treatment. We are moving Soul Food to the forefront of worldly cuisines. Keeping with tradition but raising the bar without sparing all the love! Not looking for the next trend but being THE trendsetter! Brought together by two complimentary models that are both distinguished, unique, and equally yoked in our goal for the Soul Food cuisine, to create a culture for our communities and families to have quiet prayers at the table again. Inspiring hope, unity, and love through Soul Food at its finest.

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The Stevie Awards recognize the achievements of entire managements teams, groups of managers, and individual executives. The Maverick of the Year Award recognizes those who have affected the most positive change on their company and/or industry.

VIP PARTNERSHIP

OPPORTUNITIES

OUR TEAM

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Dr. J is excited to present this special opportunity to individuals who have been committed to the hospitality industry.

 

Exclusively for Executive Chefs, General Managers, and Strategic Entrepreneurial Partners.

HEADSTART PROGRAM
CSF UNIVERSITY
Walk of Fame
Legal Review
FDD Disclosure
Finance Department APPROVAL
3RD INTERVIEW
2ND INTERVIEW
INTERVIEW

Dr. Jacobs the visionary and leader of Celebrity’s Soul Food, the country’s fastest-growing soul food chain has brought together a group of industry Elite leaders to introduce this new space of quality casual. Celebrities provide legendary, scratch-made soul favorites and a VIP experience to every guest. As the first quality casual restaurant concept, the brand’s fresh, authentic recipes have led to a successful and nationwide rollout. Celebrity CEO Dr. Fredrick Jacobs, “Dr. J,” and his wife Taja Jacobs have taken their years of experience in business to make history with this concept. Celebrity’s Soul Food and corporate alliance with United Franchise Group provides impeccable industry experience and optimal business acumen.

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INITIAL TRAINING

Once enrolled, we will provide up to A two-week training program at the state-of-the-art CSF University's East coast training facility.

 

Onsite training

On-site training typically takes place when the franchisee commences operations of their Celebrity’s Soul Food restaurant. An experienced trainer from Celebrity’s Soul Food will provide on-site training for a period of 7-10 days to assist the franchisee in the commencement of operations. The onsite training will begin a couple days prior to the opening of the restaurant and carry through a week or so after the restaurant has opened for business.

 

Refresher training

Franchisees will be required to attend up to two days of refresher/update training per year up to two sessions.  operating the business. 

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52 COURSES

•CSF University

•Head Start

•Who is Dr. J
•To say and Not to Stay

•Concept Highlights: Bistro & Quality Casual

•Food Protection Manager Certification

•Veganism & Vegetarianism

•Service Line 101

•Franchise Operations Manual

•Food Handler Training

•CSF Handbook

•Service Line Attendant

•Dining Room Concierge

•Sauces & there Recommendations

•Prep Cook Training

•Line Cook Training

•Bar Operating Procedures

•Uniforms

•Takeout Order How To's

•Station and Staff Guide

•Closing Procedures- FOH

•Shift Change Procedures - FOH

•Opening Procedures - FOH

•Closing Procedures - BOH

•Opening Procedures - BOH

•Garnishes

•Special Occasions

•Mis En Place & Prep Storage

•Service Line Vessels and Utensils

•Answering the Phone

•Plate Assignment

•Cashier & Guest Check Out

•Serving Alcohol Responsibly

•Beer 101

•Table service 101/102/ 103

•Server to Seller

•Bartender Training

•Knife Skills

•Porter Training

•Host Training

•Distilled Spirits 101

•Whine 101

•Line Cook Test

•Culinary Knowledge Test

•Discrimination/Sexual

•Harassment/ and Bullying

CSF UNIVERSITY

As a member of the Celebrity Soul Food franchise team,

you will receive the following training:

HEADSTART PROGRAM

The Head Start Program is a comprehensive, step by step overview of all aspects of opening your franchise. Our team designed this targeted program to ensure that all the intricate details of opening a franchise are available to the franchisee, but the “Heavy Lifting” is completed by the Celebrity's Soul Food Management Team.  

 

So, what do we mean by “The Heavy Lifting”?

 

That means that we want you as a franchisee to know every aspect of what it takes to open your franchise, be aware of, cognizant of the magnitude of the scope of work to the finest detail of the project. However, our mission is literally for you to be relieved of the major development tasks because we support you in completing all the details. That's "The Heavy Lifting"!

 

Celebrity’s Soul Food wants the franchisees to focus on the business, not the Real Estate, Financing, Business licensing, or some of the more major details that takes away your focus of hiring the right professionals to run the operation and service the customers. It is our expectation that you should focus on hiring, training, and setting the proper foundation for your team so that they can execute the Celebrity's Soul Food standards, and you and your business are prepared to thrive day one! 

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EMERGING MARKETS

OUR FRANCHISES ARE AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY ECONOMICS

DR. J HAS CREATED A PATHWAY FOR EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUALS TO OWN THEIR OWN RESTAURANT.

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ONLY

Minimum Qualifications:

• Pass Background Check

• Sign Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreement

• 700 Credit Score & Above

• 10+ Years Entrepreneurial and / or Management Experience

• Strong Leadership, Motivational and People Skills

• Extensive Food and Beverage (F&B) Knowledge

• Acute Financial Management Skills

 

Responsibilities:

• Oversee day-to-day operations

• Engage with corporate officers in broader organizational strategic planning

• Maintaining positive client relationships and driving new acquisitions

• Developing and implementing organizational goals, procedures, and policies

• Consulting and cooperating with other executives, board members, and employees.

• Managing, monitoring, and reviewing business operations.

• Identifying improvement gaps and implementing                    corrective measures

• Reviewing and overseeing all financial activities, performance, and documentation.

Franchise Fee $35,000
(Project Development Ranging from 450k- 500k)

Financial Assistance Available.

• A Credit Score Above 700 *If franchisee doesn’t meet credit score they can submit a application for a partner who meets the vetting process criteria

 

• Ability to sign for Lease, Vendors, Equipment and Business Loan

 

• Celebrity’s Soul Food will refer you to a financing source that will assist in the following:       

 

•    Construction         
•    Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment  
•    Working Capital         
•    Real Estate         
•    Training

All other items included in the FDD

(Franchise Agreement)

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