Lou Morreale, trained chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, started at the JBJ Soul Kitchen before there was a Soul Kitchen. Motivated by the mission and connection to the community, Lou supplied much-needed equipment, dinnerware, and support during our pilot programs, volunteering his time and expertise. Since joining the Soul Kitchen family officially in 2014, he has assisted in building the Soul Kitchen model, the Hope is Delicious brand and the kitchen expansion to Toms River, NJ. 

Lou is no stranger to food service as he has owned and operated a local country club, multiple restaurants, cafes, a catering company, concessions, a senior living food service and an entertainment hospitality catering company.

Lou’s accolades include serving over 700 entertainment artists and public figures including President Obama, which allowed him the honor and privilege to cook in the West Wing of the White