Managing Partner of Lettuce Parties & Special Events, The Ivy Room and Stratford on the Park
For as long as I can remember, I have always been passionate about food. I was greatly influenced by my Irish-German mother and Indian father while growing up in Peoria, IL. After high school, I attended Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration and spent my college years interning at local restaurants. It was in Boston that I began a focus on front-of-the-house operations. I studied abroad in London and Sydney to experience hospitality firsthand from a global perspective.
After my travels, I established roots closer to home in Chicago and that is where I first met Scott Barton – a career encounter that changed my life. I spent five years at Tru and then went on to L2O, Nacional 27 and MBurger. In 2011, I joined RJ and Jerrod Melman’s division for the openings of Paris Club, Studio Paris, RPM Italian, Ramen-San and RPM Steak. In 2015, I joined Mark Tormey to establish Lettuce’s first events venue, The Ivy Room.
With over a decade at LEYE, I am committed to the guest dining experience and leading an exceptional team. When I’m not restaurant hopping throughout the city, I’m typically traveling for friends, family, laughter and more places to eat.