Hi, I’m Jacqueline Hodges-Kent, owner of Jacque (pronounced Jackie) Rose. I’m a foodie and I love to entertain. Cooking is an art form that allows me to passionately express myself. Preparing meals for others makes me happy because it is how I welcome people into my home and my heart. What I love most about cooking is it affords me the opportunity to comfort others. Cooking is another way that I hug, I kiss, and express my love for others.
I was born in Los Angeles and reared in Pacoima, California. Pacoima is approximately twenty-five miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Pacoima is a small town that is commonly referred to as the Land of Dreams. My family hails from Mississippi and Louisiana. This should give you some idea of how I cook and what my food taste like.I am the second child and the oldest girl. I have 5 siblings (Printes, Floyd, Iris, Patricia, and Schelondia). I am blessed to have 3 daughters (Jamie, Wendy, and Robi), 5 grandchildren (Brittian, Nyla, CJ, Robert, and Alanha), and last but not least, I have a great grandson Kamden.
I began to venture into cooking at the tender age of 7 or 8. The kitchen was the hub of our
home. I first learned cooking basics in the kitchen with my MeMaw, my Grandmother
Emma. She taught me things like how to boil an egg and that the kitchen is where everyone gathered to nourish their bodies, share, comfort, bond, talk loud, laugh, tell stories and sometimes even just plain old lie. She taught me that the kitchen is where memories and traditions are created.