As an event planner for Michelle Durpetti Events, Jessica is an incredibly valuable part of our team. She loves to learn everything about the wedding and special event planning industry and is super passionate about everything that she does. We always find her reading the latest publications on event production and is the first to sign up for continued education opportunities.
Her calling for event planning stemmed from a young age with movie nights, bake sales, and even helping create her grade school’s first Talent Show in 2009 which has been an annual event ever since! We tell her all the time that she should have known then that the little girl who organized an event to show off juggling, singing, and even some karate moves would become an event planner one day.
Jessica is so dedicated to her work, and her colleagues really matter to her. Like Michelle and Joanna, Jessica is a part of Turnkey Hospitality in several ways; she is a planner here at MDE, and she is also an integral force behind the beautiful weddings & events that we bring to life. Additionally, she manages all of the private dining events at Gene & Georgetti, the 80-year-old restaurant owned and operated by Michelle and her family in downtown Chicago.
Creative, funny, and a voracious learner, Jessica loves to learn about her clients and work with them to create personal, meaningful events. From baby showers to bar mitzvahs to weddings to galas, Jessica loves to bring it all to life. Layering experiences from menu development to the most minute of décor detail is where Jessica shines, and her incredibly fine-tuned knowledge of front & back of house operations such as catering, room flips, kitchen logistics and more, round out the MDE team with an incredibly unique group of skill sets and people.