“Yip’s experience in the culinary and hospitality industry spans over two decades, having worked with owners, operators, and developers as partners and consultants in various projects throughout the hospitality industry. Collaborations have included ground-breaking hotels such as Gramercy Park Hotel, Delano Hotel, and Mercer Hotel. She has also worked directly with celebrity hoteliers and restaurateurs including Ian Schrager, Geoffrey Zakarian, Andre Balazs, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.”- Hotel Management
A Toronto, Canada-native, Jennie Yip’s passion for the restaurant business began as a restaurant hostess for famed restaurateur Brian McNally and hotelier Ian Schrager at 44 in 1992. Having a keen eye on operations for years, Yip was asked to open the Delano Hotel, leading the entire food and beverage team to a ground-breaking success overnight.
Thereafter, a hospitality consulting firm, Jenjuice Hospitality, was formed specializing in restaurant and hotel concept development, start-ups, strategies, and project developments. Her first independent project was Wave Department Store as the VP of Restaurant Development, then Mercer Hotel as Director of Food and Beverage and Development, both with interior designer Christian Liaigre. Yip’s work caught the attention of hotelier Richard Born and Ira Drukier which lead to a partnership at the Townhouse Hotel in Miami Beach. The partnership of BD Morr Group was formed and continued to flourish with Condessa df Hotel, APT Nightclub, and Theo Bistro.
After the NYC landscape of 2001, Yip returned to Miami Beach to open her namesake restaurant, Miss Yip Chinese Café, followed by her nightclub, BUCK15. Thereafter, she partnered with Ian Schrager to development the Gramercy Park Hotel, followed by new start-ups in Las Vegas, Brooklyn, Tokyo, and the rebranding the Knickerbocker Hotel’s Food and Beverage program.
Today, Jenjuice Hospitality continues to develop food hall concepts, food and beverage start-ups, hotel expansions, assists in Culinary Head Hunting, and more. Yip lives in Dallas with her family, and continues to connect the dots for hoteliers, chefs, restaurateurs, real estate developers, and start-ups in the hospitality industry.
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