Jeni began her career in hotels, working for an international 5* hotel group in South Africa. She moved to London in 1986 and worked for Leadenhall Wine Company, managing 3 of their restaurants and wine bars in the City.
In 1989, she joined Leith's Management to run the catering contract at a prominent City Law Firm and in 1997 went on to launch and manage the food service operations for Sutcliffe Catering at Barclay's Capital in Canary Wharf, a prestigious contract that set a new and exceptional standard in contract catering.
In January 2000, she moved to a sales role at Holroyd Howe and was appointed Business Development Director, taking their business from 18 contracts to 135. Jeni became Sales Director for Holroyd Howe Independent, when the company merged with BaxterStorey in 2008 and continued to contribute to the successful growth of their business for 3 more years.
She then joined Bartlett Mitchell as UK Sales Director before starting up her own business in October 2013. IJEss Consulting provides catering consultancy and strategic business development support for a number of corporate clients in the foodservice sector, with services ranging from transition management projects through to specialist food tours.