About Us

Let The Candied Yam be the place that serves you delightful, southern cuisine with a smile!

Our delicious soul food recipes are rich in heritage and prepared with real butter, cage free eggs, olive olive, fresh ingredients and as many local products and resources as are available here in the Midwest Region. 


The Candied Yam offers local fare of the much-loved comfort soul food meals we only see on TV. There's no need to go down South to grub on delicious macaroni and cheese, country fried chicken, smothered pork chops with gravy, fish, meatloaf, fresh black-eyed peas, greens with smoked turkey and even vegan/vegetarian options. Signature items such as soul food wraps, sweet potato cornbread muffins, down-home style desserts, and other Creole favorites will also grace the menu.

Jessica Ann Tyson, Owner

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Businesswoman and philanthropist, Jessica Ann Tyson, is a prominent figure with a solid rapport in Michigan. Owner of the successful Public Relations firm, JA PR Group, LLC, she has been able to award over $110,000 in scholarships for high school and college students. In August 2016, Jessica Ann brought her skill set to the restaurant industry and established the popular rustic boutique, The Candied Yam - Delightful Southern Cuisine.