About The Pop-Up Dining Room
‘The Pop-Up Dining Room came about when 20 members of the family came to celebrate my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary and we ran out of space in the kitchen!’
Jennie started working life on the evening of her graduation from drama college as a theatre stage manager (she missed the party as she had a press night!) After touring the country with plays and operas she was offered a job as Stage Manager at The Royal Albert Hall, stepping up to Event Manager after a year and spent the following four years working on some incredible shows there. This invaluable experience expanded the organisational skills she uses today.
Since then Jennie has gone on to work on festivals, live music events and film premieres, which have included Download, O2 Wireless, Sonisphere, Bikefest, Kew the Music, James Bond and Titanic 3D, in a variety of positions from Stage Manager to Front of House Manager to Event / Festival manager. These roles required meticulous planning, extreme problem solving and unwavering calm, all qualities she has alongside a natural sense of fun.
The House of Hud (a group which includes The Arabian Tent Company, The Pearl Tent Company and the Complete Chillout Company) then put Jennie’s operational and event skills into action where she worked based in Sussex for four years catering for celebrity weddings and parties, listening to client concepts and using her artistic eye and attention to detail to create perfect venues.
Jennie recently moved to the South West to be closer to family and is now based in Budleigh Salterton near Exeter. She is a natural chef with a lifelong love of food and has completed several advanced cookery courses over the years, catering for families and their guests at a private ski chalet in France. She and her team use only the highest quality ingredients and prepare delicious dishes that are guaranteed to have you reaching for more.
Embracing Devon life with her dog Daisy, Jennie says, ‘The mix of countryside and coast is fabulous and the perfect backdrop for a great party!’ With her industry knowledge and experience Jennie is now committed to creating fabulous events her clients and their guests will be talking about for years to come.