I first began my journey in the restaurant industry while in high school. I started out working at a local restaurant and fell absolutely in love with our guests and the fast pace atmosphere. I worked at Paddy's Pub for a few years before joining the Kellock's team. When the ownership of Kellock's was offered up, I was nervous but I knew that Kellock's was the place for me. I am so lucky to be business partners with my best friend - we've known each other since the age of 5. Together, we are learning to be bad a*** MOM-trepreneues. For us its all about our community here in Berwick, offering a welcoming, inviting atmosphere and serving fresh, locally sourced food.
I've been working in the restaurant industry in the Annapolis Valley for quite some time, so when Kelly approached me about taking over Kellock's, it was a no-brainer. Getting to work with my longtime bestie, being our own bosses and getting to make the day-to-day decisions are all perks of the job! I love the fast pace of Kellock's, our kitchen party atmosphere and of course, welcoming our new and regular guests each day. In any given moment, you can find me running in and out of the restaurant, catchy up on a good book or hanging out with my kids and hubby.
Sally found her love for cuisine at a young age and began cooking professionally in 2001. Sally studied culinary arts at NSCC and over the years has worked with Chef Jenny Osburn, Chef Don Mailman and Chef Peter Dewar. Sally worked as the Sous Chef at Mcgill's for 5 years before transitioning to Kellock's where she is now our resident Chef. She takes pride is using as many fresh, locally sourced items on her menu, as possible. Stop by and try out the magic Sally creates in our kitchen!
After forming an inseparable bond the morning they met in primary school, two young girls set off to take over the world. Through the up and downs of adolescence, through a whirlwind of adventures, all the way to parenthood, these two stayed by each other's side. The dream has always stayed the same, to be bad-a** women entrepreneurs and open a restaurant together.
During their many years of friendship and work in the restaurant industry, Jennifer Carey and Kelly O'Neil have carved out a reputation for high energy, a sense of humor and a reputation for making everyone feel like part of the family.
Fast forward to 2017 and these long time BFFs take the plunge and make the decision to purchase Kellock's Restaurant from long time owners Rand and Colleen Kellock. Nestled on Commercial Street, in the heart of the town, Kellock's Restuarant can be found inside one of Berwick's oldest homes (circa 1880). Since the beginning, Kellock's has always been known for great service, delicious food, and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Since taking over on July 5th, 2017 the new owners have featured a jam-packed open house, hosted trivia nights, and continue to offer ever popular Friday Night Specials, along with classics such as Liver and Onions, Fish and Hand-Cut Fries, Sticky Date Pudding and more.
Kellock's has had a terrific summer season, the patio has been bumpin', and they have catered many on and off-site events including weddings, business lunches and the opening of the new Berwick Family Dentistry.
A new refurbished upstairs at Kellock's provides a perfect venue for private gatherings and groups of up to 20 in addition to the main level dining rooms.
Jennifer and Kelly are excited to offer extended catering services and new menu and beverage offerings in the coming months. They look forward to continuing to welcome old and new friends to the Kellock's Family.
As always they pride themselves on exceptional service, Kellock's is, as the theme song from the 80's hit TV show 'CHEERS,' "where everybody knows your name!"