Jennifer Russo is the owner of a successful catering business, Jennifer’s Catering and popular Arcadia restaurant, The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s in Phoenix, AZ. In 2013, Jennifer Russo relocated her catering operation to Gaslight Square on 36th Street and Indian School Road, and into a space that once was wine storage area for Ernesto’s Backstreet wine bar. In developing her new catering concept, Jennifer quickly realized the end result was that she would soon be, both a caterer and a restaurateur.
The restaurant opened on January 16, 2014 Under the direction of long-time friend Richard Fiero, (previously of Barrio Cafe), Jennifer and Richard developed a space that is both casual and elegant with a menu that incorporates locally grown, sourced, and crafted ingredients.
A graduate of California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Jennifer has worked with world-class chefs, including Vincent Guerithault at Vincent on Camelback, Chef Anton Brunbauer at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and Viking Cruises, and Mark Tarbell at Tarbell’s. She is the mother of a 8 year old boy and enjoys travel and wine.