Jesse Tombs

I believe authenticity, passion and a touch of wit are the key ingredients to every successful event. I've been in the hospitality industry practically my whole life. Wetting my feet at the age of thirteen, I worked in the kitchen of a catering company piping cream puffs. After attending The Boston Conservatory, where I studied theater arts, I worked in New York City with famed Japanese, British and American designers as a stylist, fashioning red carpet looks, editorial photo shoots, and Madison Avenue store window displays.

Upon my return to San Francisco (where I was born and raised), I began working with an acclaimed Bay Area catering company, planning and producing weddings and parties all over California Wine Country and beyond. Then I worked with Michelin Star awarded restaurateur Daniel Patterson and James Beard Award winning chef Craig Stoll. Prior to joining the crew at Alison Events, I opened The Battery, a highly anticipated private social club and hotel, in Jackson Square. There I planned events for top Fortune 500 tech companies, local & international political leaders, exclusive luxury brands and elite publishing houses, as well as with some of the most influential and important wedding planners in the world.

I love taking care of people, exceeding my client's expectations at every turn and working with families in different destinations to curate celebrations and event spaces that are quintessentially theirs & truly unforgettable. While I'm not planning or designing events for my clients, I like to plan dinner parties with friends, take my three dogs to the beach, and travel the globe to experience the best new restaurants and hotels that the world has to offer.