Born and raised in NOLA, Jessica graduated high school from Mount Carmel Academy in Lakeview where she experienced Hurricane Katrina as a sophomore. She later went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Business Management from University of Louisiana Lafayette in 2012. Jessica has a passion for quality cuisine and attended the Delgado’s Culinary Program in New Orleans, which brought her to work at the famous Stella! Restaurant. While working there, Jessica discovered her love of hospitality and in 2013 she moved to Chicago to take a job at the Best Western Plus Boutique Hotel in the Lakeview area of Chicago.
As many New Orleanians do, she felt called to return home and start her Sales and Events career at Hilton New Orleans DoubleTree. Jessica has also served as the Sr. Event Manager overseeing four venues for a local Hospitality group where she had the pleasure of planning large corporate events with Hosts Global.
New Orleans has a special place in Jessica’s heart, especially the famous Pat O’Briens where her Philadelphian father met her New Orleanian mom back in 1978. Jessica is newly married (Dec 2021) and enjoys checking out new restaurants with her husband and friends around the city. She can’t wait to introduce you to some of these great spots!