Project Manager, The Culinary Edge
Jenna is a thought leader, hospitality industry veteran and food enthusiast. In her 15 years in
the industry, she has lived and worked around the world managing restaurants and resorts,
and fostering her love for food and the experiences that surround it. Today, Jenna lives in San
Francisco where she works for The Culinary Edge, an innovation agency that specializes in
providing holistic and profitable food and beverage solutions for national and global brands.
In her current role, she oversees product strategy and development for hospitality companies
and CPG brands. In her time at The Culinary Edge she has played an integral role managing
cross-functional teams to create and launch new restaurant brands, both locally and
Prior to her work at The Culinary Edge, she oversaw all property operations at Tswalu
Kalahari, a luxury resort at South Africa’s largest privately owned game reserve. Following this
experience, she spearheaded the development of a profitable, full-service catering program
at Oenotri, a locally renowned restaurant in Napa, California. Her diverse experience in a
range of roles at small and large scale restaurants has bolstered a deeper knowledge and
empathy for owners, employees and guests.
Outside of working, Jenna runs marathons and travels frequently. Most recently, she
completed the 2018 San Francisco Marathon and tackled an extended solo trip throughout
Europe. Her craving for new culinary experiences drives her continued exploration of food,
flavor and culture.
Areas of Expertise: restaurant consulting, product development, project management,
restaurant management, luxury hotel management, business strategy, brand strategy, brand
development, menu engineering, menu development