Meet Us

Meet Us

Jessica Granatiero The Savory Affair 

JESSICA GRANATIERO

Proprietor
jessica@thesavoryaffair.com

Well-traveled in the US and Europe, Jessica Granatiero brings her proven business success to The Savory Affair, an event planning and consultation company that provides strategy to individuals and corporations and nonprofit organzations on event development. Jessica has a background in business, creating in 2006 the nationally recognized Savory Grape Wine Shop that brings a unique educational and shopping experience in the world of wine and spirits to clients. Notably in her career, Jessica oversaw a birthday event with singer Lenny Kravitz; ran a national celebrity spokesperson event campaign with actress Neve Campbell on epilepsy awareness; helped  run a celebrity campaign on domestic violence with WNBA basketball star Lisa Leslie; and achieved a front-page USA Today cover story on the launch of a pharmaceutical for heroin addiction.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Jessica helped clients with their public relation and communication events and campaigns holding positions at Feinstein Kean Healthcare in Cambridge, MA, and Hill & Knowlton Strategies (then Hill & Knowlton Public Relations) in Washington, DC, both WPP companies.

Jessica has received the Top 40 Under 40 award by Providence Business News which honors the region’s most successful people under 40 years of age. Jessica is the chair of the Southern New England American Heart Association Board of Directors and holds board positions for Advancing Women’s Excellence (AWE) and the Summer’s Arts Festival Organization. She holds a BA in Communications, Magna Cum Laude, and a MA in Psychology. Jessica is available for speaking engagements on business, brand development and strategy.

LINDA RIGGS

Client Coordinator
linda@thesavoryaffair.com

Born on a Labor Day weekend, Linda is no stranger to hard work. However, that’s not to say work cannot be fun! After more than 25 years in the marketing world, she has always enjoyed her experience in public relations, copywriting, customer service and event planning – from trade show coordination, arranging entertainment, booking venues for national meetings, and hosting memorable parties.

As a Client Coordinator for The Savory Affair, Linda knows that there is nothing better than making sure that the client is satisfied and expectations exceeded. Good teamwork skills are essential for an organized and successful event so to collaborate with her will ensure your event is creative and exciting.

Linda received her BA from the University of Connecticut, majoring in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, with a minor in marketing and a “mini” in graphic design. She is active in the community by serving on her neighborhood’s Home Owners’ Association Board and volunteers her time with St. Bernard Church. In addition, she is the Secretary and newsletter chairman to Hamilton Elementary PTO, from which she recently received the North Kingstown School District’s Shining Star Award-April, 2016.

 

KELLY MICHAUD

Planning Consultant
kelly@thesavoryaffair.com

After more than 10+ years of planning nonprofit galas, weddings and social events, Kelly is a planning consultant with The Savory Affair working on social events and menu collaborations with local caterer partners. With an eye for detail, decor and organization, Kelly knows all the intricate pieces that make every event a success.  Kelly enjoys the beach, sailing and especially planning outdoor gatherings.