Kelley Jacobs


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Where are you from originally? “Austin, Texas”

Where did you work before you came to QSM? “I was a banker at Wells Fargo”


How long have you been at Quality Seafood? “I have been here a little over 2 years.”


What type of background or work experience did you have that brought you to QSM? “I have been in the restaurant industry since I was 18.   I have always had a love of food, and I am always searching for the “perfect meal”.  I missed the thrill of everyday in a busy restaurant, so I made my way back to the industry and found Quality Seafood.”

What do you love most about your job?  “I love the people I get to work with and the great customers we have.  I love getting to know our Wholesale buyers, even though I rarely get to meet them face to face, they are so much fun to talk to!”


In your opinion, what makes Quality Seafood unique? “So many things make Quality unique, from being an Austin institution for 76 years, to the diversity of the employees, to how much Quality gives back to the community.”


What’s your favorite menu item to order on your break at Quality Seafood? “So hard to say.  I love the Shrimp Diablo, the blackened shrimp, our Black Drum is so amazing, also, when they do any blackboard special involving Steelhead trout is always a WINNER!”

What was the last meal you ate from Quality Seafood? “I had the Fried Cod with French Fries.  I LOVE OUR FRENCH FRIES!  The cod was the best I have had, YUM”


 If you’re a cook, what’s your favorite fish to cook?  Why? “I am not a professional cook, but I do cook at home, I have to say steelhead trout or salmon.  There are so many different ways to season and flavor both of these fish, so whatever mood I am in, I can always be happy with steelhead or salmon.”

If you could give our customers one piece of advice when buying or cooking seafood, what would it be? “Ask your fishmonger what they would recommend.  They are the best resource, and I really like the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch consumer guide.  They have an app that recommends the best options as far as sustainability.


If you were to turn on your ipod what song would be playing? Taylor Swift right now.


What is your favorite holiday to celebrate and why? “That is so hard, I might say the 4th of July right now, my family always gets together, the kids get to play and see their cousins, and we do small town USA parade.  It’s so fun, and I LOVE my family.”