August’s Featured Cru Member-Jenna Locke

August 12, 2013

This month’s featured Cru Member is one of our new Catering Directors- Jenna Locke.


Originally from Huntington, West Virginia, Jenna moved to Charleston in 2003 after visiting the Holy City just once. She’s a graduate of the College of Charleston with dual degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management and Business Administration.

Working as a server and bartender over the years, as well as within the event and catering industry during college, has helped her realize her passion and the importance of the Charleston catering industry.

“I love food, I love learning about wines, and this industry allows me to work with people while incorporating food and wine into my day-to-day job. I enjoy that every day is different and that I meet so many people, and I get to be a part of such a memorable time in their lives.” says Jenna.

Since being with Cru she has decided her favorite Cru dish is the Duck Confit Arugula Salad, but admits it was a hard choice between that and the infamous Chicken and Waffles; and her favorite Cru Creation Cocktail is the cucumber and lavender vodka (yum!). Jenna’s most memorable event was working with The Medal of Honor Recipients when they came to Charleston. She was involved in a few of their events as well as their main gala.

On her off time, she can be found trying new restaurants and relaxing at the beach with her dog, Harpua.

Welcome Jenna!