Jenelle Kellam is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who grew up in Southwestern Virginia with food at the center of her life. Jenelle was introduced to food at a young age by working in her father’s garden every summer and through hosting holiday dinners in her family home with her mother as the primary cook.
After graduate school, Jenelle’s interest in and connection to food continued to grow, leading her to attend food events where she connected with other food-loving individuals in the Charlotte community.
Jenelle continues to feed her passion for all things food through research, experimenting in the kitchen, collecting cookbooks, working on collaborative projects, listening to food-related podcasts, and binge-watching food-related TV shows.
In June 2020, Jenelle organized the For the Culture Bake Sale, a fundraising campaign to fund the first edition of “For the Culture Food Magazine,” founded by Klancy Miller. In 2021, Jenelle served as the Eat Black Charlotte Week Course Curator & Restaurant Liaison in its inaugural year. Currently, Jenelle serves as the Volunteer Coordinator on the BayHaven Food & Wine Festival board.