My name is Jen! I am a New Orleans girl living in New York. The flavors come through in my creations from our signature spicy pimento cheese and jalapeno honey. Going through Hurricane Katrina taught me the value of community and small moments, like gathering over a meal. I want to create that through our menu.
I started my business during the pandemic as a creative outlet and a financial savior. When I needed something most, Krewe has saved me. I work so hard at my small business and everything is made with love. When you do anything with love, you can't fail, right? While I am personally based on the UES, my kitchen is in East Harlem. I dream of having my own storefront and restaurant very soon with New Orleans style sandwiches and staples, chicory coffee, live music and an outlet for creative LGBTQ to create our beautiful cheese boards and grazes.
I'm also the founder of The UES Collective- a neighborhood initiative that supports small business on the Upper East Side through advocacy, pop-ups, and events.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting small and local.