I believe every occasion deserves a food spread that tastes and feels as special as a glass of champagne by the Eiffel Tower. (See what I did there?^ ;)
A Little About Me:
A lover of delicious food spreads (ahem, charcuterie boards) and, of course, Newport, Rhode Island - it has always been a dream to own my very own small business in the City By The Sea.
I am a graduate of Salve Regina University with both my undergraduate degree in Marketing and Business Administration and my Master of Business Administration degree. I am so lucky to have studied at such an incredible university, that also introduced me to my favorite place in the world - Newport!
Prior to the pandemic, I was working as a France Country Specialist at a travel company based in Boston. I loved my job - I planned and sold trips to France all day, every day. Chatting on the phone with clients about stunning architecture, far-reaching landscapes and, yes, the oh-so-delicious wine and cheese tastings they soon would be experiencing.
Well, as you can assume, the travel industry was hit hard by Covid-19. I was furloughed for 7 months and never returned to my position. With so much time on my hands, I returned to Salve to get that MBA i mentioned earlier. (This was a "to-do" that had been placed on pause because, hey, life was busy!) But now was the time to return. I graduated in May 2021 and couldn't be more happy with how I made the best of 2020.
What was next? Well, a small business of my own and turning one of my favorite hobbies into a passion project was a no-brainer. I've been making charcuterie boards for family and friends for years and discovering the need for this type of business in our community was really exciting.
One of the most common questions I get is - "Jackie, where did you go to culinary school?" & well, the answer is, I didn't. My cheese, charcuterie, and food styling knowledge comes from the passion side of the business. You can always find me reading Culture Magazine, searching for new cheese focused books to read, and most recently taking classes at the University of Vermont in their Artisan Cheese & Sensory Fundamentals program.
I can't wait for you to try a Bellevue Board for yourself!