Jes Gordon, celebrity event producer, lends her fresh approach to Bravo's new competition series, Rocco's Dinner Party. Each week, Gordon aids the competing chef's in creating a memorable dinner party experience that goes beyond the kitchen.
Gordon’s namesake company jesGORDON/properFUN provides high end, personal event design and management with loads of signature style. Her first book, Party Like A Rock Star…The Celebrity Party Planner’s Tips and Tricks For Throwing An Unforgettable Bash provides everyone, regardless of their budget, with the tools to throw the party of their dreams.
Gordon stumbled into the industry at only 13 years old as an assistant to a floral designer, where she discovered an innate eye for color. By the time she reached her junior year at Bard College, she had a blooming floral business. Gordon went on to open a contemporary art gallery and flower shop in Taos, New Mexico, and then moved to New Orleans to work on set designs for films, including Interview with a Vampire and Dead Man Walking.
In 1992, Gordon accepted an offer to become the Events and Décor Director for New York City's famous Tavern on the Green. Her work there led to private commissions for celebrities including Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Harrison Ford, Nicolas Cage, John F Kennedy Jr., Woody Allen, Mel Gibson, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Sting, Elton John, and several others. She has since applied her eye for design and passion for the unexpected to building her own event design and production firm. Gordon has created captivating corporate events for Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Nissan, Budweiser, Rowenta, Swatch, King World Media, Lifetime Channel, among many others. She also continues to dazzle brides and socialites alike with dream-like weddings and private affairs.
Gordon is fiercely devoted to her community in both New York and Los Angeles, and is involved with several local charitable organizations. With a strong base in New York, she has now expanded with a new Los Angeles-based office and continues to work across the globe.
A true dog lover, Gordon adores her Boston Terriers, Hurricane and Ruckus, and would rather hang out in the Lower West Side of Manhattan or Venice, California more than anywhere else in the world. Jes boxes, plays the drums, and is an avid collector of contemporary art.
After planning thousands of weddings for other couples, Gordon married Bill Marmor on January 24th, 2009 at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. Gordon loves her bi-coastal lifestyle, splitting her time between New York and Los Angeles.
The Latest from Jes
We Like to Party
Jes Gordon dives deep into what throwing a party really means.
Jes Gordon goes into detail about the two very different, but equally romantic environments she helped create.
Seeing Red, and Fashion vs. Style
Jes Gordon reveals what she would have changed about Sharon's dining room.
Jes Gordon found her design kindred spirit in Janet.
Jes Gordon details the differences between the vibes of Natalie and Vanessa's party rooms.
Do the Chefs' Signature Dishes Translate to Signature Design Style?
Jes Gordon can't help but wonder if she could create the chefs' design visions by simply looking at their signature dishes.
Finding Your Focal Point
Jes Gordon responds to Jung Lee's comments, saying that sometimes less isn't more.