Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jolene Mannina developed an unwavering passion of food. Mannina’s dream is to offer experiences to her clients that are one of a kind in the culinary world
Mannina moved to Las Vegas with established restaurant, Commanders Palace in 2000. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of food and wine placed her on the opening team at N9NE Steak House inside the Palms Hotel and Casino. In an effort to grow with N9NE Group creator Michael Morton, Jolene took the lead role in the opening of the Playboy Club.
Soon after, her move was in the direction as an entrepreneur by starting her own business, Sloppi Jo’s Roving Eatery. Sloppi Jo’s was the fourth food truck to hit the streets of Las Vegas. As a founding father, she soon became a mentor to up and coming food truck owners. This landed her a feature on EAT Street. Mannina also founded the Back of House Brawl in 2011, which offers a location for chefs to battle in late night food truck competitions. After selling her truck, Mannina took to the culinary scene by surprise with “Chowdown” Pop-‐up dinners.
Mannina’s next step was taking the position, as Head of Culinary for the Life is Beautiful Festival. She was in charge of the curation of all things food and beverage. Mannina worked with 50 of the world’s most renown chefs while gaining sponsorships from Le Creuset, Whole Foods, Chef works to name a few. Her relationships and casual attitude keeps her held high among the community.
Mannina is currently working with A&E’s newest network FYI on a TV show, Late Nite Chef Fight, based on her late night chef competition. Season one aired November 2014 and the next season is schedule to begin October 2015.
Relish, LLC is an seasoned event management company. Relish specializes in several aspects of events from consulting, execution, catering, menu design, food truck wrangling to full production management for large to small events. Relish welcomes unusual tasks and loves to create their own events that bring community a little closer.