Jessica started helping in her family’s downtown Minneapolis restaurant when she was only 11. By age 14 her lifelong career in the hospitality industry was well established. Jessica has worked at all levels of the restaurant business, from dishwasher to owner/manager. She’s had the opportunity to work for Cafe De Luca in Chicago, Para Sole Restaurant Group in Minneapolis as well as Chadwicks on Captiva Island Florida. She has owned and operated restaurants both in the United States and abroad. In addition, she spent several years as a first mate and chef on private sailboats yachts in the Caribbean. She has gained a unique education in the field of food and beverage through real life and experiences.