Shani Jones - Peaches Patties

Shani Jones is the owner and chef of Peaches Patties, one of San Francisco’s few Caribbean food outfits. She named her business after the nickname of her mother, a native of Kingston, Jamaica. The family matriarch moved to the U.S. and married Jones’ New Orleans-born father. In the Jones household, the cultural collaboration resulted in eclectic dinners: grilled meats with Jamaican flavors served on the same table as Creole stews and gumbos. This spurred Shani’s love of bold spices and culturally rooted recipes. That same passion gave rise to Peaches Patties.