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Mission Inn Catering Manager – Jessica Maertchik

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  • October 19, 2018
  • Kristin Anderson
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Meet Jessica Maertchik, Mission Inn’s Wedding Catering Manager.  Jessica has been with the Mission Inn Wedding Team for just over a year.

Couple Embracing in front of Eiffel Tower

Jessica has her bachelor’s degree in event management.  She joined Mission Inn’s Wedding Team after working with Disney Catered Events. She has also worked with some of the top catering and event planning companies in Central Florida.


So, we wanted to find out more about Jessica –


Mission Inn Resort: What is your favorite thing/part about weddings?

Jessica:  Planning the wedding takes months of dedication and commitment.  I love the moment when the couple sees their vision on wedding day all come together! Seeing how happy the couple is when all of their hard work has come to life. First dances make me happy too!

Wedding Catering Manager Jessica with Couple

Photo By:  Castaldo Studio

Mission Inn Resort: What is your favorite spot at the resort?

Jessica: Plaza de la Fontana is such a pretty area. You can have a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony or an intimate reception. The flowers are always changing and the market lighting at night is so romantic.

Central Florida sunset behind Plaza de la Fontana garden ceremony space by Chris Glenn Photography

Photo By:  Chris Glenn Photography

Mission Inn Resort: Three things that make you happy?

Jessica:  I love dogs, especially my fur baby, Pumpkin. He is the sweetest thing! I am happiest when spending quality time with my soon-to-be-husband, Jose. He is a culinary genius and comes up with the most unique creations. I enjoy being his taste tester! I have a super close-knit group of gal pals that I adore. We get together as much as we can, given our busy schedules.

 Girl in sunglasses holding a puppy

Mission Inn Resort: What did you want to be when you grew up?

Jessica: On my first trip to Florida at the age of fourteen, we visited SeaWorld and this is a trip I will never forget. The dolphin interaction captured my heart which made me really interested in becoming a marine biologist.


Mission Inn Resort: What is your favorite cake flavor?

Jessica:  In France, we have a special cake called Paris-Brest.  It is my all-time favorite cake.  It is a choux pastry filled with praline mousseline cream and decorated with sliced almonds.  If you are ever in France, you HAVE to try it!

 Picture of desert paris brest with green wood backdrop

Mission Inn Resort: Where are you from?

Jessica:  I was born in the beautiful Alps in Evian-les-Bains, France.  This is where Evian water comes from.  We have a fountain in Evian that supplies Evian water for free, which is pretty awesome!

Girl excited at the evian drinking fountain in France

I grew up close to the Swiss border and spent my summers at our family home in St. Tropez, France.  I didn’t move to the U.S. until I was 15.  I still have a lot of friends and family there.  I love when I get the opportunity to go home and visit!

Girl Looking out at the water in St. Troupe


Mission Inn Resort: What is your favorite social media app?

Jessica:  Snapchat!  I just love making memories and sharing it with those closest to me. Checking out the different filters each day is a must!


Mission Inn Resort:  What’s your favorite holiday?

Jessica:  Definitely, Christmas. Christmastime brings out the best in people and is such a cheery time of year. Jose and I enjoy checking out all of the different light displays.


Mission Inn Resort:  What are your favorite things to do in your free time?

Jessica:  I love, love, love the parks. Thanks to friends and Family, I go to Disney quite a lot, especially for the Food & Wine Festival.  I’m also a bit of a Harry Potter geek, so I have a soft spot for Universal too.  Jose and I enjoy CrossFit workouts together; we are each other’s best cheerleaders.

Two Girls in Front of Cinderella's Castle with Ears on

Mission Inn Resort:  Tell us about your dream wedding day?

Jessica:  My dream wedding day is actually right around the corner!  I’ll be marrying my best friend next September at the beautiful Howey Mansion.  We are just so excited! It is going to be perfect.

Catering Manager with Fiance Sharing Espresso in Paris Bistro

Couple in love on the steps in front of the Eiffel Tower

Thanks so very much, Jessica, for sharing a little bit about you with the rest of us. We are glad you are a part of the Mission Inn Resort family!

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  1. Jessica is the best!! She made our dreams come true at our wedding st Mission Inn just this past April. Dan and I have a special fondness for Jessica!

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