Jessica Leonard, Entrepreneur and Chocolatier
Jessica Leonard’s worked in some of New York’s most storied restaurants: Daniel, 11 Madison Park, the James Beard House, but it was her love of chocolate that inspired her to go out on her own. In February, 2018, she opened Miss Maude’s Bar of Chocolates in her home state of Virginia. The name refers to Virginia native Miss Maude who came of age in the Roaring 20s and left home for the big city, to among other pursuits, find the world’s best chocolates. Jessica’s added her brand to that list. Find out more in our mouth-watering conversation with this enthusiastic, adventurous entrepreneur.