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A very SPICE Wedding: Q+A with Executive Event Planner, Jess Andjeski

As the Executive Event Planner of Spice of Life Catering Co. and Spice Kitchen + Bar, Jess Andjeski has worked in the service of dozens of brides and grooms. But this coming May, she’ll be front and center with her own groom-to-be as they exchange vows in the place where it all began – Lincoln Park in Tremont. How does a professional planner plan her own day? Read on for answers from the future Mrs. Brian Edmonds. Q. Jess, congrats on your engagement! Who’s the lucky guy? A. His name is Brian. We’ve been together for four years. We met when I was bartending in Tremont and become instant friends. He’s the funniest person I’ve ever met in my life. He teaches Special Ed at PEP (Positive Education Program) so he deals with some pretty tense stuff on a daily basis. But he’s still able to come home and make … READ MORE

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Heather Haviland + Andy Strizak: A wedding story

When well-known chefs Heather Haviland (owner of Lucky’s Café) and Andy Strizak (Director of Operations at Spice of Life) wed on a Monday (that’s a Saturday in chef-time) in the fall of 2010, it was a sensational pairing. Add Spice of Life Catering Co. to the mix and you have yourself one very delicious occasion. With the enlisted help of Chef Ben Bebenroth and his crew (Andy was not yet with Spice at the time), the party went off without a hitch. Below, we talk to Chef Heather Haviland about her big day and her experience working with Ben and Jess. Q. Why did you choose Spice of Life Catering Co. to cater your wedding? A. We really didn’t contemplate anybody else. It was mostly a matter of trying to sell Ben on the concept of executing an event that was conceptualized by Andy and I first. I’m a control … READ MORE

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Q+A with Our Executive Event Planner, Jess Andjeski

  Event Planning wasn’t exactly something Jess was, well, planning. Once she received her degree, she took some time to find her groove, content as a bartender and with no rush to climb a corporate ladder somewhere. (If you’ve met Jess, you know that she’s the kind of person you’d want to spill your guts to over beers at the bar.) It wasn’t until she was introduced to Chef Ben Bebenroth through a mutual friend that her passion for throwing unparalleled parties was revealed. For the past four years, she’s been a major force in executing the Spice of Life Plated Landscapes dinners. But that’s not all – she does weddings, benefits, even intimate dinner events, and she takes each one on with a mindfully creative and sustainably focused approach to make it memorable for everyone involved. Read on for a charming interview with little miss party-planner herself, Jess Andjeski. … READ MORE

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