||As a little girl Annessa always found interest in planning events. Often she could be found making dinner menus for her pretend restaurant and coordinating talent shows for her friends. While planning her high school prom, she discovered that she could make a career out of her passion! After high school she immediately enrolled in the hospitality program at Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles. There she explored her passion for fine dining and exceptional service. After graduating she began working at a prestigious Los Angeles catering company, Patina Restaurant Group. During her tenure at Patina, she planned and executed events at some of Los Angeles’ most celebrated venues, including The LA Music Center and Hollywood Bowl. Annessa’s next venture took place in Long Beach, CA at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
She then became a mother, gained experience in the hotel industry, became a mother for the second time, and led the sales department for Maverick’s Catering. Recently, she and her husband picked up the family and said ‘good bye’ to California and ‘hello’ to Portland, OR to pursue new and exciting opportunities. Annessa’s passion for local organic foods, live music, macaroons and farmers markets, make Portland a perfect fit for her and her family; epitomizing her favorite inspirational quote by Bob Marley, “ “Love the life you live, live the life you love.”