Ursula Siker is the owner of Jeff & Judes Jewish Deli in Chicago, Illinois. Siker began her culinary career as a baker in her hometown of Los Angeles developing gf/vegan baked goods for Follow Your Heart. After moving to Chicago in 2016, Siker spent three years running Chicago institution Hoosier Mama Pie Company before leaving to open her own venture, Jeff & Judes in November 2020. Jeff & Judes is named for her parents and reflects their respective cultures of Jewish & Southern foods while paying tribute to her Los Angeles upbringing and diner culture. Siker takes great care and pride in curing, smoking, and baking her entire menu in house while prioritizing an ethical and transparent workplace.
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