Meet the Queen Zuri Family


Photo by New Haven Independent

Kim Ann Soto

Born in New Orleans, Kim started cooking out of her kitchen filling orders for friends and family.  Sharing recipes that dates back to 1940, passed down from her grandmother, Kim believes that walking into Queen Zuri is like walking in to her very own home. She started her first restaurant in 2013, winning immediate acclaim leading to multiple locations.

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Mark Johnson
Executive Chef

With over twenty-five years of experience in the restaurant industry, Mark takes pride in his NOLA roots and authentic NOLA cooking. His humble demeanor and passion for creating delicious dishes like Bayou Stuffed Catfish and Seafood Gumbo makes his guests return time and time again for another unique Creole dining experience.

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Jillian Charlton
Executive Cake Designer

Jillian has always loved the intricate work of designing. She excelled at her culinary studies and chose to specialize in fondant work and cake decorating. Known for her attention to detail, Jillian is devoted to providing the highest quality cakes possible, and an exceptional customer experience