From menu creation to restaurant design, Jessie has played a vital role in the planning our restaurant openings, annual seafood festival and community outreach initiatives that have helped define and shape our business. Five years ago we had one restaurant and in 2018, we opened our fifth. It’s undeniable the support BONAFIDE has provided has contributed to our growth in Edmonton and surrounding areas.
– Christian Mena, Partner – SABOR Restaurant and BODEGA Tapas & Wine Bar
Jessie has a unique enthusiasm that is contagious – she’s like the energizer bunny. She is extremely loyal and fosters very strong relationships. She would do anything to make her clients successful and as a result she is one of those people you would want to drop everything for!
– Phoebe Fung, Owner – Vin Room and VR Wine
“Jessie puts in 110% and has an amazing eye for detail. As an entrepreneur, I know I can’t do it all. Jessie has an outstanding perspective of my business and she is exactly what I needed in order to put everything into place. Her relationships in hospitality has helped build my brand and get my teas served at restaurants and in front of consumers.”
– Jolene Brewster, Owner – Natur’el Tea
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Jessie Cayabo. She has helped Bissell Centre gain exposure in Edmonton’s culinary scene in such authentic ways, including a hugely successful chef collaboration dinner to benefit our cause. We’ve since had other opportunities as a result that have led to significant support from some of the top chefs in town.
Jessie is one-of-a-kind expert in her field. She is tenacious yet humble, professional yet fun, and most importantly—she gets shit done and makes remarkable things happen.”
– Devin Komarniski, Marketing Manager, Bissell Centre
When we were planning the opening of our first location outside of Edmonton, it was important for us to work with someone we knew and trusted. There’s no one better to represent Italian Centre Shop than someone like Jessie who grew up coming here. Our partnership with her has resulted in so much success in such a short time. Our Calgary location is thriving and she plays a big part in our entire organization…She’s family.
– Gino Marghella, General Manager – Italian Centre Shops
Jessie is committed to building brands and relationships – and it pays off for her clients. Her faith in us gave us confidence and Jessie’s network is not only impressive but she is also very well respected. She is very much aligned with people who have helped elevate our profile and tell our story.
– Carla Roppo-Owczarek, Owner – CANOVA Pasticceria
Jessie asks hard questions to help clients audit their business today and how it should be in the future. She helped us get focused on a vision to match up with our strengths as restauranteurs and stepped into the spots we weren’t so good at. We know when we’re up at night thinking about how to run our restaurants better to provide the best dining experience for our guests — she’s likely doing the same.
– Lino Oliveira, Partner – SABOR Restaurant and BODEGA Tapas & Wine Bar
I can’t thank you enough Jessie, for thinking outside of the box and creating unique dining experiences for our fundraising auctions at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each time we get to work with you, it is such a pleasure. We know our donors and partners will be treated to something truly special when you are involved. Thank you for helping us with the work that we do to ensure kids in our community receive the best care possible!
– Melanie Dekker, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation