Jessica Blough - Events + Marketing
Tell us a bit about yourself
With the exception of my years in college, I am a lifelong Northern Indiana resident. I grew up on a farm, learning to read by the light of a John Deere tractor. At a very early age, my mom, hostess extraordinaire, taught me the value of a great celebration, which is where my love for a great party comes from. Thanks to her, I have a lifetime of memories planning festivities for both myself and my two older brothers. After graduating from Purdue (Boiler Up!) I was a social worker for a few years and then started at Bread & Chocolate in 2015. My husband Craig and I live on Craig's family dairy farm, which is a lot of work but also the best place to live. While I absolutely love to travel with friends and family, nothing really compares to putzing around our farm, woods and pastures... typically with my husband, our dog and a cocktail in hand!
What is one of your favorite parts about Bread & Chocolate?
There are so many! I genuinely love coming to work everyday and have an incredible B&C family. What I get to experience that the other staff members don't is getting to know the clients. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know couples and hearing their stories, it makes their wedding day that much more meaningful to be a part of.
If you could eat only one item from the Bread & Chocolate menu, what would it be?
Cheesecake! I have the biggest sweet tooth and the cheesecakes that Angela, our pastry chef, makes are hands down my favorite ever. Thankfully, my husband appreciates a good cheesecake as much as I do so that's what we had for our wedding dessert. It was perfect!
What is your spirit animal?
I would have to say my dog, Charlie -- happy-go-lucky, constantly eating, loves a good road trip and always down to nap!
What is one thing people may be surprised to know about you?
Most people are surprised that I live on a dairy farm but I think people are probably more surprised to learn that I live in a barn. Yes, my downstairs neighbors are actually cows! It is brand new and it doesn’t smell at all (I promise!) but it is definitely a part of the barn. We love it! it has so much character with exposed beams and is incredibly cozy.
Lastly, bread or chocolate?
All the bread!