Jennie Yip

Jennie Yip-Kim has been involved in the hospitality industry for over two decades.  Having created global culinary destinations, she continues to connect the dots for hoteliers, chefs, restaurateurs, real estate developers, and start-ups in the hospitality industry.

A Toronto, Canada-native, Jennie’s passion for the restaurant business began by working for famed restaurateur Brian McNally at 44, the restaurant in New York’s Royalton Hotel, and Ian Schrager in 1992. Two years later she was recruited to execute the opening of the Delano Hotel’s food and beverage program in Miami Beach.

In 1996, Jennie started her restaurant/hospitality consulting company, Jenjuice Hospitality to advise hospitality professionals on global expansions, restaurant strategies, and project developments. Her first independent project was the Wave Department Store, in Bangkok. As the VP of Restaurant Development, she conceptualized and developed five unique dining establishments with designer Christian Liaigre.

“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

Today, Jennie lives in Dallas, Texas with her family.  She continues to travel, discover new concepts, and share her interest in the global hospitality industry to the world.

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Our History

  • 2017
    Fast-casual Chinese concept 
  • 2017
    8 Cloves  Logo, Branding, and Menus for a new Indian fast-casual concept.
  • 2016
    Knickerbocker Hotel Food and Beverage Marketing Strategy.
  • 2016
    Dream Hotel Competitive Analysis and Market Study
  • 2014- 2015
    Potpourri of Silk Cake Shop, Dallas Repositioning a 30-year-old cake showroom serving stylish cakes and desserts for all special occasion: wedding, anniversary, birthday or every day needs into a gourmet retail shop.
  • 2013
    JENJUICE BLOG Sharing her vision of stylish hospitality concepts, entertaining ideas, and unique tabletops from around the world.
  • 2012
    GAIA Re-designed the interiors of their first retail store in Denver on a limited budget.
  • 2007
    Gramercy Park Hotel, New York City Launched, developed, and managed the Gramercy Park Hotel’s food and beverage program with hotelier Ian Schrager.
  • 2002- 2004
    Condessa df Hotel, Mexico City conceptualized, developed, and launched the 40 room hotel, gift shop and the food and beverage program consisting of 4 food and beverage outlets.
  • 2005
    BUCK15, Miami Beach Successful launched Buck15, an underground nightclub gallery lounge.
  • 2004
    Miss Yip Chinese Cafe, Miami Beach Launched her namesake restaurant, Miss Yip Chinese Cafe, with partner Amir Ben-Zion, offering comfort Chinese food and an authentic Asian market.
  • 2003
    Theo, New York City Theo, a modern bistro with Jonathan Morr was launched in the new neighborhood of Noho.
  • 2002
    APT Nightclub, New York City Developed APT Nightclub under Jonathan Morr Group. Critically acclaimed for the best underground club in NYC with the best music by New York Magazine.
  • 1999- 2012
    Townhouse Hotel + BONDST Lounge, Miami Beach Partnered with BD Hotel Group to develop, manage and launch the 70 room Townhouse Hotel. Also, developed and managed New York’s iconic Japanese outpost, BONDST in the hotel.
  • 1998
    Mercer Hotel, New York City Developed and managed Mercer Hotel’s food and beverage program including Mercer Kitchen with Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hotelier Andre Balazs.
  • 1998
    Indochine, New York City Joined Indochine Restaurant Group, to reposition the legendary brand to expand globally.
  • 1998
    Benetton, New York City Consulted on the restaurant placement for Benetton’s US flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • 1997- 1998
    WAVE Department Store, Bangkok Worked with Parisian designer Christian Liaigre to conceptualize and develop 5 unique dining establishments
  • 1995- 1996
    Delano Hotel, Miami Beach Launched the 235 room hotel with Ian Schrager and Brian McNally. Managed and developed the 7 food and beverage outlet.

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