Jenn grew up in Silver Spring MD and began selling pepperoni rolls in the teachers lounge and delivering homemade pizza in her neighborhood by skateboard at the age of 13. Her high school career was spent cooking in local restaurants. She graduated from the Culinary institute of America in 1996, then went on to work at I Matti (Adams Morgan) and then Galileo (21st & L). From there she went to Italy for one year where she cooked in eight different restaurants in various regions. From the prestigious Splendido Hotel in Portofino, San Domenico in Imola to the rustic family owned restaurants in the south including Calabria, Agropoli, Salerno, and Ana Capri.
She then spent the next six years as an on-site chef for Susan Gage Caterers while raising her two young children. The following six years of her career were spent working as a private chef for the late Washington philanthropist, Joe Robert. Jenn then went on to cater independently for select clients, and consult for Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison VA. In April 2013, she published her first cookbook “Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Pepper”.
1310 Kitchen & Bar opened in 2019. In addition to servicing The Georgetown Inn, they are a neighborhood restaurant offering a range of family friendly American classics to local healthy options. The long line of windows display inspirational quotes spreading positive vibes to the Wisconsin Avenue corridor. Jenn works and lives in Georgetown with her kids Cole 20 and Cheyenne 22.
1. One thing I love about Georgetown is the sense of community and history. It’s proximity to MD & VA. We have the best shopping in DC, waterfront, residence, Georgetown University and hospital, all within a walkable mile
2. My favorite architecture in Georgetown are the homes
3. Something not everyone knows about Wisconsin Avenue is it’s lined with small local businesses
4. I chose to be a part of Georgetown Main Street because they support the community I serve, and are connected and promote small business. After receiving two grants from GMS I was egar to be more engaged with the community and other Georgetown business owners.
5. Something not everyone knows about Georgetown is Julia Childs first home was on Olive St