Her vision for creativity and focus on detail, along with collaborative leadership, are her life passions. She can trace this back to her childhood – when she spent hours with her parents in the kitchen, garden and on the family farm, experimenting ways to prepare dishes. Today at Lombardi Catering, she most enjoys her interaction with the chefs, servers and staff, working to create the perfect experience for guests and clients.
In addition, Jena is a Wine Sommelier. She graduated from the Napa Valley Wine Academy and the CIA Greystone, both in Napa, California, and the International Culinary Center in New York with her credentials in wine; thus she is also educated in the culinary art behind them. She holds accreditation from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), as an American Wine Expert (AWE) and as a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW). She is attending her Masters in Champagne Studies in Reims, France in the fall of 2017.