The GJ Team

Jenny McNeill

Owner & Founder

Jenny started Ginger Jar in 2009 with a dream of bringing a fresh approach to running a food business – no shouting in the kitchen in our gaff! As an entrepreneur Jenny has expanded Ginger Jar from a home kitchen business to an SME employing a full time team and a whole raft of freelancers each week. Jenny has also set up Canapé Kitchen, a new service for ordering delicious canapés online, and co-Founded Flavourology with the team at Gingerline – a company bringing immersive dining and food-based brand activations to the wider world.

Clare Sheahan

New Business & Events Manager

After training to be a chef at Leith’s, Clare wanted to see where the world of food would take her. A brief stint as a pastry chef was followed by freelancing at Ginger Jar when the company was in it’s infancy. Clare then delved into the world of food manufacturing as a Food to Go product developer for Greencore and Sainsbury’s then as a development chef for a Waitrose ready meal supplier, and whilst still a fan of a good sandwich & fascinated by factories, she returned to GJ in 2014. Clare now enjoys working closely with clients to create show stopping events, finding exciting new venues to work in and helping GJ to grow along the way.

 

Flo Cornish

Head Chef

Flo began working for Ginger Jar fresh out of chef school, Leiths. Many weddings and events later she has risen to the role of our head chef and ultimately enjoys seeing events through from start to finish, bespoke menu design to delivery. With a particular interest in patisserie, Flo has turned to cake making as a bit of a specialty and enjoys creating bespoke designs for GJ clients – be it a wedding, birthday or other celebration that needs cake! When not working, Flo is a true Americophile with a passion for authentic American cuisine – her last meal on Earth would be a cheeseburger. Never one to rest on her laurels, Flo also had an American cookbook, Made in the USA, published last year. 

 

Kerrie Campbell

Events & Operations Co-ordinator

Kerrie is the newest member of the GJ team. 

Having fallen into recruitment as a sixth form leaver, she specialised in placing food professionals into the UK food manufacturing and retail sectors for over 10 years, working with both blue chips and SMEs such as Yeo Valley, TGI Fridays, Krispy Kreme & Cook Food just to name a few.

Her original career aspirations in event management eventually got the better of her and GJ offered her the opportunity to combine both her passion for food and events together!