“I love discovering new ingredients and playing around with them to create interesting flavor pairings or recipe ideas. And, it’s super fun to share these discoveries with my team to discuss, learn, laugh and riff on ideas together.”
Before joining the Chefs of the Mills in 2015, Chef Jessie spent time in product development, working on new and established products for General Mills. Her experience prior to joining General Mills includes
leading menu development for corporate airline foodservice and catering management, and working back-of-house in catering, independent, and corporate casual-restaurant foodservice settings.
Chef Jessie also worked in marketing early in her career but left to follow her passion for food and has enjoyed every moment. Currently her chef role has brought her full circle by combining her foodservice experience with her marketing experience, creating a unique role in the industry. She is always on the hunt for the next big thing in food and can often be found playing with funky new ingredients in the kitchen.
Chef Jessie has an associate degree in culinary arts from the Art Institutes International Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities..
- Associated Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts: The Art Institute International Minnesota
- Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising with Copywriting Focus: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities