Kelly Jae's Café is the vision of Kelly Graff, a self-taught chef who grew up in the hospitality industry. Her parents, John and Susie Graff built a small resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla called Skiffles, and also The Checkerberry Inn in Goshen, which was featured in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Kelly's childhood living was split between Indiana and Anguilla. As an adult, Kelly became Executive Chef of the Checkerberry Inn's restaurant, Citrus an American Bistro, a role she held for eight years.
Because of her extensive global travels, Kelly's cooking style is heavily influenced by these experiences. She is passionate about creating new and exciting flavors and is strongly committed to utilizing local, organically grown ingredients whenever possible. Kelly has been named one of the Top Ten Chefs in Indiana in the book "Indiana Cooks!", authored by food critic Christine Barbour. In addition, Kelly's unique recipes have been featured in such popular magazines as Bon Appetit, Better Homes & Gardens Simply Perfect Desserts and Midwest Living. She also has had the honor of cooking for the likes of Mayor Richard Daley; Actress Liv Tyler; Actor Steve Buscemi; news & weather anchor, Al Roker of Today's Show; and Olympian ice skater, Scott Hamilton.
Kelly Jae's Cafe, located in the heart of historic downtown Goshen's shopping district, offers an eclectic menu featuring a Spanish tapas concept with an Asian flair. The menu is complemented by a full bar of liquor, beer and wine.
Historic downtown Goshen is a vibrant shopping, dining, and arts district. Visitors will find a unique array of antique stores, book stores, boutiques and retail stores, art galleries, a Farmer's Market, old-style candy stores, live theatre, and of course... Kelly Jae's Cafe!