Jennifer’s career has always involved food in some way, starting with her very first job as a dishwasher. Originally from New England, at the end of her junior year in high school, Jennifer applied and was accepted to Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. During her time in college, she honed her skills by working summers in New York and Vermont, ending with her culinary externship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, which earned her a degree in Culinary Arts. After graduation, she continued to broaden her food experiences working on the East Coast, including hotels and restaurants in Connecticut and Virginia Beach.
Jennifer started working at the Petroleum Club as the Director of Catering in 1992 and successfully carried out the responsibilities of the role for 21 years. Due to excellence in her work and extreme attention to detail, she was then promoted to General Manager in 2013. She is passionate about the Petroleum Club and considers it an honor to serve all of the members.
Perry is from New Orleans where he received his business degree from the University of New Orleans. Perry has spent his entire career working in various positions in the hospitality industry, beginning at the Superdome in New Orleans working for Ogden Food Services. He even worked for many years with our own Chef Eddie at the Louisiana Downs Race Track serving patrons and catering many on-site and off-site events. Most recently, he has worked at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino and at Boomtown Hotel and Casino.
Chef Eddie Marusarz
Providing a fine guest experience is at the center of Chef Eddie’s culinary philosophy. And, being classically trained has allowed him to venture into global cuisine with confidence, delighting patrons eager to try new dishes without sacrificing their comfort zones.
Recently, Chef Eddie embarked on a new mission to provide cuisine for guests with special dietary needs such as gluten-free, low sodium/glycemic content, and removal of all trans fats to solubles rich in Omega 3’s. He has certainly seen an evolution in eating habits within the 40 plus years he has been in this profession and welcomes the challenge of hitting the moving target.
Special Events Coordinator
Rachel made her way to Shreveport after spending six years working as a senior event coordinator in the New York metro area. She has spent the majority of her career planning and executing large political and corporate conferences, symposiums and workshops here in the United States as well as in Europe, Mexico and Canada. She has worked with multiple Fortune 100 companies over the years, most often with their executive leadership teams in order to produce high caliber events and programs.
Rachel graduated from the University of North Texas with a fashion merchandising degree and was fortunate to work as an intern at Cosmopolitan Magazine as well as BPCM, a fashion PR and production agency, for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. She originally hails from Houston, Texas.
Dining Room Manager
When you step to the door of the main dining room, the person you’ll most likely meet will be Michael Jeter, our Dining Room Manager. His exceptional customer service makes him an invaluable member of the Petroleum Club team.
Starting as a waiter and bartender at the Club more than 25 years ago, Michael is very aware of every station in the dining room. In constant tune with the rhythm of the dining room activity, Michael keeps a watchful eye on all tables, making sure that there is always someone there to quickly serve the members. His total focus is to be sure your dining experience at the Club is an excellent one, and his staff is well-trained to assure that is the case.
On your first visit as a member, Michael will exchange introductions with you. From that meeting forward, He will remember and call you by name. Very impressive. And just another example of the excellence of service at the Petroleum Club
Lisa Brown is your initial contact to the many excellent services provided by the Petroleum Club. Lisa is the Membership Secretary, and for the last decade, her primary focus has been to assist our members with Club services. She is that pleasant “voice on the phone” when you call, and she makes it easy for you to access the information you need.
When you want to know today’s menu, just call Lisa. If you want to make reservations for lunch or other members events, Lisa will take care of it. If you are traveling and would like to avail the services of one of our reciprocal clubs, Lisa can make the arrangements for you.
She is the perfect “Go-to Girl” and helps keep things running smoothly and efficiently. When you need to know, call Lisa Brown in the Petroleum Club’s main office.
Originally from Houston, Wesley attended the Art Institute and began his career working with a local catering company for five years. Looking to diversify his experience, he moved to Rio de Janeiro and familiarized himself with local cuisine while working at Albamar and Lorenzo’s, two well known and established restaurants in the area. After many years abroad, Wesley stepped in as interim executive chef at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club in Shreveport until he joined the Petroleum Club in January 2015 where he continues to add flare and creativity to our cuisine.