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Art Jackson and Chelsea Kalberloh Jackson are the co-founders/chefs/owners of Pleasant House Bakery and Pleasant House Pub.

Pleasant House establishments have earned such accolades as “Outstanding Restaurant” (Chicago Tribune), “Best Neighborhood Eatery” (LTH Forum), and “Rising Star Chefs” (Star Chefs), and have been featured in Bon Appetit, Check, Please!, Martha StewartFood Paradise, and other local and national media. Eater name Royal Pies one of “25 iconic Chicago foods.”

Art and Chelsea at the original Pleasant House estate, Little Smeaton, England

Formerly the chef of Bijan’s Bistro in downtown Chicago, Art has worked at such lauded restaurants as Les Nomades in Chicago and Fifth Floor in San Francisco. He graduated from Illinois State University and attended Kendall College.

Chelsea is a writer and editor, and the pastry chef of Pleasant House Bakery. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Kendall College.