The District Domestic’s newest addition! A dear friend and fellow food and wine lover, Jackie Ludden will be joining the ranks with a weekly roundup of upcoming food events in the DC area. If you’ve got tips or an event you’d like to be considered for inclusion, please email thedistrictdomestic (at) gmail (dot) com. So, without any further ado, here’s a bit about Jackie!
Jackie has always been a foodie. Growing up around the Chesapeake Bay was a great way to become intimately familiar with local products, produce and of course seafood! Since arriving in Washington, DC in 2000 to attend American University, Jackie has been deeply involved in the area’s restaurant industry. Her bubbly personality was put to good use as event coordinator and private dining sales with area restaurants including Chef Geoff’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and most recently, in opening RIS in the West End. Over the years she has volunteered with many food-related events in DC such as March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction, The RAMMYs (DC’s Restaurant Association Awards Gala), Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue, the Concierge Association’s annual Charity Gala and ZooFari.
In the spring of 2010, Jackie decided to expand her reach beyond private functions and started her own event logistics and marketing company, Ludden, LLC. Community involvement has always been important. She currently serves on the boards of The Washington Area Concierge Association (WACA) as well as Educated Eats: Creating the Next Generation of Culinary Professionals, the charitable arm of Washington’s Restaurant Association (RAMW). Jackie is excited to now share her favorite food and wine-related events in and around Washington, DC with you, the readers of The District Domestic!