Jessica Anne Hendrick
Executive Chef & Events Director
Jessica Anne Hendrick is a Private Chef, Cheesemonger, Event Producer, Culinary and Language Arts Instructor, Travel Writer, Poet. She founded LOVAGE International Culinary Arts in 2012.
Jessica earned a Bachelors of Arts from University of California, Berkeley and a Culinary Degree from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. She pursued a three-year informal education as a caretaker, personal chef and language instructor, living with Italian families in Bologna, Bergamo, Tuscany and Puglia. She taught Language Arts and English as a foreign language as a voluntary teacher for Sikkim Himalayan Academy, and was an Assistant Teacher of Italian immersion for pre-school and toddlers in Berkeley, California.
Jessica also pursued a career in Culinary Arts. She served a decade for top 100 restaurants, moving from Reservationist to professional Maitre d', from Banquet Server to Catering and Events Director. She founded LOVAGE International Culinary Arts in 2012 and became a preferred caterer of the British Consulate General of San Francisco for two administrations, preferred culinary artist at the SFMT Youth Theater Project and SF Vault, and resident culinary artist and co-curator of the ARTE Y TAPAS Performance Series.
Additionally, Jessica trained as a professional Cheesemonger hailing from Cowgirl Creamery, Fatted Calf Charcuterie and Cheese Plus. Jessica studied cheesemaking with Sasha Laurin, Lead Cheesemaker of Winters Cheese Company, and makes her own crème fraîche, feta, marscapone, farmer's cheese, and soft-ripened cheeses.
Jessica's dream is to continue to expand LOVAGE International Culinary Arts programs and more deeply explore incredible and unique culinary destinations. She looks forward to resuming services worldwide!