Experience Timeline



2016-Present  • Caroline Smile Consultant Start-Ups, Hospitality, Events, Owner/Consultant

2018-Present  • Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Member

2004-Present  • Les Dames d’Escoffier Program Director (CHS) Sponsorship Event Chair (NYC) Board, Membership Chair (LA/OC) 

2018    • ROSÉ Catering & Events Los Angeles, CA Orange County, CA New York, NY Palm Beach, FL Charleston, SC Luxury Catering Company Owner/Founder 

2017   • Chef’d Los Angeles, CA, Tech Meal-Kit Start-Up Company Celebrity Chef Liaison          

2016   • Newport Food & Wine Festival Newport Beach, CA Event Coordinator Volunteer                  

2014   • INDI Conference New York, NY & Charleston, SC Restaurant & Hospitality Industry Interdisciplinary Conference Founder/Executive Director

2011  • City Winery New York, NY Nightclub/Winery/Restaurant/Music Hall Maitre D’/Manager Host Team                 

2010   • Good Restaurant, New York, NY Boutique, West Village eatery popular for brunch. General Manager              

2008-2016   • Caroline Lee Jackson Charleston, SC/New York City, NY Personal Chef, Kitchen Consultant      

2004-2009   • Charleston Food + Wine Festival Charleston, SC Founding Committee/Program Director/Kitchen Manager        

2008-2009  • Fish Restaurant, Charleston, SC Fine-Dining French Lyonnaise Chef, General Manager       

2006-2007  • The Boathouse, Charleston, SC High-Volume Fresh Seafood Turnaround from 9 year stagnation to 1 million annual sales profit General Manager     

2004-2006   • The VillageChophouse, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. General Manager       

2003-2004   • The Spotted Pig New York, New York Opened April Bloomfield’s Flagship, 2.5 million annual sales General Manager   

2002-2003   • Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, New York, New York, Mario Batali & Joe Bastianch’s 4th restaurant 6.5 million annual sales Develop, Construct and build along-side Mario and Joe as Manager/Operator/General Contractor and General Manager upon opening.    

2001  • Babbo, New York, New York, Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich’s Flagship fine-dining restaurant, Hospitality Manager                

2000  • The Knitting Factory (The Original) New York, NY/Los Angeles Nightclub, Executive Assistant to CEO                  

1999-2000  • The Morrison-Clark Inn, Washington D.C. 4-Star, 4-Diamond Boutique with famed female Chef Susan McCreight, Line Cook          

1998  • The Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe, NM 4-Star 4-Diamond Eatery, Line Cook                   

1998  • Zia Diner, Santa Fe, NM Popular eatery with Exhibition Kitchen, Line Cook             

1997   • The Morrison House Hotel Old Town Alexandria, VA 4-Star 4-Diamond Boutique Inn Front Desk                  

1995   • Le Cordon Bleu Paris France Cuisine, Pastry, Oeneology                 

1990-1996  • Gadsby’s Tavern, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Floor Manager           

1998-1990   • Le Pied Du Cochon & Aux Fruits de Mer Washington D.C., Georgetown Food Cost Analysis, Office Manager          

1989  • L’Epi Dor Washington D.C. K Street District Fine-Dining French Décor Assistant, Design                   

1974-1984  • Swenson’s Ice Cream Family franchise first five Swenson’s East of the Mississippi. Father opened and operated Georgetown location and Chevy Chase locations in Washington DC and opened three others in Charleston, SC, Chapel Hill, NC and Jacksonville, FL Primary Bubblegum Ice Cream Eater