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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.

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Jamie Ryan

Business Development Manager

First of all let me start out by expressing how much I love working for Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants in the Parties & Special Events division. Each day is new and exciting representing our portfolio of amazing restaurants. We truly have something for everyone. I am thrilled to be part of a team that offers our clients one contact at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants to check restaurant availability, capacity, pricing and menu selections for any time, date and location.


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Rebecca Weber

Social & Corporate Events & Catering

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ amazing range of venues makes planning events an absolute joy for me! From my early days in the pubs of London, to planning parties at Scoozi, organizing events at Lettuce Parties continues to drive my passion and grow my depth of experience! It is a real thrill for me to have some of the finest; most beautiful spaces and cutting edge cuisine to choose from when helping you plan your event!


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Sydney Karp

Sales Coordinator & Social Media Manager

Eating, cooking and dining out have always held a special place in my heart (or should I say stomach). I have always felt that meals are best shared with those around you, which is why I love helping my clients find the perfect venue for their event. Our office is your one-stop-shop to doing it all! I know planning events can often be stressful (from experience) which is why all we ask you to do is: sit back, relax, and let us do the work for you.

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Jamie Steuer

Office Manager & Sales Coordinator

I love the uniqueness and importance of events. I especially love planning events alongside my incredibly supportive and talented Lettuce Entertain You family. There is never a dull moment. New concepts, delicious bites and laughs are shared daily, which allow us to provide only the most unique and memorable experiences to our clients. Above all, who doesn’t love efficient and stress-free party planning? I know I do!

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