Jessica Neal is one of the cast members of Food Network‘s newest offering, Me or The Menu.
Owning and running a restaurant is a huge undertaking and a very stressful business on its own. To make it even worse, owning it with one’s better half could mean that the work stress might take a toll on one’s relationship. If you’re wondering what that world would be like worry not because Food Network‘s new show “Me or The Menu” is here to answer your curiosity.
Food Network‘s brand new shows Me or The Menu is testing the relationship compatibility of four couples by putting them in a series of challenges. These four couples co-own restaurants in different parts of the States and now they are trying to test the limit of their relationships.
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Jessica Neal On Food Network’s Me Or The Menu
Jessica Neal, one of the contestants is appearing on the show alongside her husband James Martin. She is currently working as a creative director at Bocadillo Market. She is serving as a brand development lead, bringing more than a decade of communications, marketing, and graphic design experience for national advocacy campaigns and global housewares and furniture retailers.
Speaking about Bocadillo, they open at 8 am. They serve coffee (savory/sweet) with 13 different items to select from. Their lunch menu includes Jamos Serrano, Eggplant Melt, Spanish Chorizo, and Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup to name a few.
Moreover, dinner at Bocadillo starts after 5 pm. They have also included various options for brunch. For detailed information about what they serve you can check their menu here. Meanwhile, for booking reservations, you can click the link here.
James posted on his IG on 30 June 2022 that they were closing from “July 3rd through July 12th for some much-needed rest”. You can also follow Bocadillo on Instagram (@bocadillomarket) or visit their website.
In September 2021, Jessica’s husband James boasted about Jessica’s contribution to their business in an IG post. He wrote, “Jessica helped me build our business plan, she designed the website, logo, design the menus, and created a lot of the art that’s on the walls at Bocadillo Market. Jessica is also on the marketing team at CB2, she is truly the one who helped me bring Bocadillo Market to life”.
James is a chef and Jessica handles the financial side of their business. The other three couples joining them are Kathleen and Nate, Nicole and Alan, and Jeanette and Randi.
Ahead of the show’s premiere, Jessica announced on her Instagram, “So we did another thing and it is a thing, for sure. Tune in to see just a bit of what it takes to truly be partners in life. Hint: It isn’t easy”.
She added, “Premiering TONIGHT, Thursday, June 30th at 10 pm on Food Network- “Meet the Couples” and stream on discovery+”.
Are Jessica Neal And James Martin Still Married?
Jessica Neal is married to James Martin. They have been together for more than a decade. After unstated period of dating, James was finally ready to settle down. He proposed to her in December 2013 while presenting a beautiful diamond ring.
Jessica announced the engagement on her IG with a caption, “The love of my life. I’m still in a state of shock”. Eight months later, on 30 August 2014, Jessica and James shared their wedding vows.
On their 5th wedding anniversary, Jessica posted on her Instagram, “I’m just extremely grateful for his patience, love, and faith. I wouldn’t be who I am today without him (and the many loving friends and family that have helped guide and support us along the way). Thank you. I can’t believe it has been five years”.
The couple shared prior to the premiere of the show that the argument about the “finances both at home and at the restaurant” makes their relationship stressful.
The press release stated, “James isn’t taking home a paycheck and Jessica feels the pressure to be the sole breadwinner working two jobs. But despite being overworked, Jessica refuses to relinquish control of her responsibilities at the restaurant to pay extra money for help”.
Jessica Neal Career
According to her LinkedIn, Jessica Neal has diverse experience working in various organizations. In fact, she started her career working in US Congress as a congressional intern for Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr. from 2006 to 2007.
A year later, Jessica joined Bright Beginnings, Inc. as a Public Relations/Outreach Specialist in July 2008. She worked in the company for a year and a half quitting her job in December 2009.
Jessica then landed the spot of Administrative Assistant- In-Home Family Services Program of Boys Town. She worked in the company from December 2009 to May 2011.
Jessica also worked for NASCAR as Communications/Development Fellowship, The NASCAR Foundation for three months. From May 2012 to March 2014 she worked for NAACP first as Communication Associate. She worked for UFCW as Campaign Communications Coordinator, Senior Level, and for Spitfire as Senior Account Manager.
In April 2016, Jessica started her freelance Visual Design and Communications Consult gig that lasted till February 2021.
Jessica also served as Senior Specialist, Corporate Communications at Crate and Barrel. As of 2022, she is working as Marketing Manager, Communications and Community Impact for CB2.
How Much Is Jessica Neal Net Worth?
Jessica Neal, as of 2022, has accumulated a burgeoning net worth of $500K.
Jessica Neal Age
In June 2022, at the time of the publishment of this piece, Jessica Neal is 30 years old. She was reportedly born in July 1991.
Jessica Neal Height
With an average build and average height, Jessica Neal stands tall under the height of 5-feet-4.
Is Jessica Neal On Instagram?
When Is Jessica Neal Birthday?
On 4 July, Jessica Neal’s social media comment section floods with birthday wishes from family and friends.
What Do We Know About Jessica Neal Family?
Jessica Neal’s parents are John Neal and Tracy Williams Neal. The current resident of Washington, D.C., her father attended North Carolina A&T State University. She is one of many kids (around 7) born to her father. Some of her siblings are Danielle Neal, Christal Neal, and Tiffani Neal.
More about her family, Jessica’s paternal grandmother should be 85 years old in November 2021.
Where Is Jessica Neal From?
Jessica Neal is currently based in Chicago, Illinois. She is originally from Washington D.C.