Meat the Team at JacksonsBusinessman and Real Food Advocate – Gary Jackson

Founder of Jacksons Real Food Markets – Gary, is passionate about real food and wholesome living.  Ten years ago, Gary had a life-changing moment, coming from very poor health and had to switch to a real food diet.  Thanx to his wife, Irene – who advocates the Mediterranean diet – Gary soon restored his health within three months, with no medication.

Gary is happiest when he can mingle with customers and he is always around checking the quality and standards of the produce.

His current favourite breakfast from the Eatery menu is “The Liver Surprise” and it’s no wonder, – made from free range chicken and served on the best sourdough bread in Jozi! He might also be addicted to the flat white Origin coffee from the coffee counter. 

Jacksons Eateries  – Chantell vd Westhuizen

Q: What do you love about Jacksons?

A: Everything! I really think the team are doing an amazing job! I love the fact that it’s all about respecting the land and its harvest and the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserving our landscape – AND inspiring all of us with a powerful work ethic. 

Chantell believes in service excellence, and serving diners honest and healthy food of the highest quality – sourced straight from our real food market. 

Meet the Team at JacksonsJacksons Markets – Stephen Loate

This is what Stephen had to say….

“The Jacksons brand is about Real Honest Food. Our main focus is to sell organically reared food at less than or at least at similar pricing as other retailers’ normal offering.  Caring for the environment in which we farm, supporting small and local farmers and supplying food to our customers is what it’s all about. Best of all – we supply food that has full traceability!”

Stephen does an amazing job with his team in the market. He is always making notes of stock, keeping customers informed and educated and always with a smile on his face!

Meet the Team at JacksonsBryanston Eatery – Lourius Strydom

With more than 15 years experience in the restaurant industry, Lourius is passionate about healthy living and clean eating. His favourite meal from our menu is the Grass Fed Burger – and dubs it the best in town! He loves our coffee and still want to try the amazing line of teas, that we serve at our Eatery. 

“Everyone should come and try our amazing real food at the Eatery!”

Meet the Team at JacksonsBryanston Market – Thato Moabi

Thato sees himself as an honest, dedicated observer – who is great at motivating his team.  His favourite smoothie is the Peanut Butter Chocolate Bomb and doesn’t mind tucking into the Chicken Chipotle Burger, every now and then… He loves everything Jacksons stands for.

“I just love the vibe of the store and that you learn something new everyday.”

Customer Care Team

These exceptional ladies are completely dedicated to giving the absolute best service to our customers. If you don’t know their names by now, you will soon – as you are bound to bump into one of them through your shopping journey at Jacksons!

Meet the Team at JacksonsCustomer Care – Charmaine Marchesi

Q: Favourite treat?  

A: There are far too many delicious things – but I have to go with Crave Cakes Peanut Butter Cheese Cake – or actually any of those as carb friendly, no sugar, guilt free, all nutrients in a treat! Gosh it’s a winner!

Q: Best find in the Market?

A: My best must be the Grass Fed Bone Broth, Kombucha Vinegar and the Kefir Water – with so many uses and benefits, I love it because it keeps my gut healthy!

Meet the Team at JacksonsCustomer Care – Charmaine Tighy

Q: Coffee or Tea Lover?

A: Definitely a Coffee lover!

Q: What’s your best find in the market?

A: Super food spirulina tablets, Cocofair dark chocolate coffee beans, Blendid smoothies and collagen powder.

Meet the Team at JacksonsCustomer Care – Paula Laios

Q: Do you love smoothies and which one is your favourite?

A: I LOVE smoothies and my favourite has to be the Green Monster. 

Q: What do you love about Jacksons?

A: Interacting with people on a daily basis and to encourage them to be more aware of healthy choices and options  – also the staff is just awesome!

These are the Integrative Health Practitioners that we endorse:

Wellness and Health

Dr. Heidi van Loggerenberg  – Join Circles – Advanced DNA and Biochemistry Testing

Dr. Vicki Compere – Homeopath and Food Intolerance Specialist

Jane Mackenzie – Natural Rejuvenating Practitioner –

Laura Miller – Therapeutic Massage and Reflexologist – Specialising in Fertility, Cancer and Wellbeing

Sally Ann Creed – Nutritional Therapist –  

The Breast Health Foundation – Education and Support for Breast Cancer Patients


Cooking Coaches, Nutritionists, and Practitioners:

Nicci Robertson –  Nutritious Meal Plans and Healthy Lifestyle based on Neuro-Linguistic-Programming

Nicole Edwards – Dietitian, specializing in Family Health and Kids.

Christine Phillips – Personal Health Coach specializing in meal plans, cooking classes, domestic training


Yoga and Meditation and Mindfulness

Paige Cassidy – Yoga Instructor –

Sam Roberts – Yoga and Wellness Instructor –