After extensive five star training at the Little Nell Hotel in Aspen Colorado and 10 years of experience in fine dining, catering, hospitality, and event consulting in Charleston, South Carolina, Ladyfingers owner, Tudi Jackson knew it was time to make her way back to Raleigh. In 2003 while working as a buyer for NOFO at the Pig, Tudi began her career with Ladyfingers as the event coordinator and hasn’t looked back since. In 2013, she made Ladyfingers her own alongside her husband and business partner, David, and keeps her hands in every aspect of the business she has come to love dearly. “It’s truly a family-run business — from our long-time kitchen staff to our event coordinators. Everything that we do for our clients is done in the same way we’d appreciate and expect it to be done for us in our own homes. Our clients’ experiences reflect directly on us, and we will do everything we can to exceed their expectations.”
Kitchen Manager/ Pitmaster
With a love of all things food from an early age in grandma’s kitchen and fine-tuned over the years, Ladyfingers has a natural heading their kitchen and cuisine in Rob Henson. Raised in Georgia, Rob knows his way around a pit — a BBQ pit, that is — and he’s not afraid to tell you about his competitive BBQ history of more than 12 years and going strong. Ask him about his slow roasting techniques, or better yet, if he’s not busily prepping a menu for the next big affair, challenge him to a game of darts. If you can beat him, then maybe he’ll give you the inside scoop on some of his secret ingredients that make our recipes drip with flavor.