Meet Our Staff: Jessica!


Jessica Blough - Events + Marketing

 Bread & Chocolate is so much more than just a job... I also got married here in 2016! Photo by Ashley Dru.

Bread & Chocolate is so much more than just a job... I also got married here in 2016! Photo by Ashley Dru.

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! 

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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. 

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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!

 Charlie in our barn loft :)

Charlie in our barn loft :)

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!

 My gorgeous mother who taught me everything I know about how to throw an incredible celebration! 

My gorgeous mother who taught me everything I know about how to throw an incredible celebration!