Jesse Tombs

Creative Director
Event Space Consulting

San Francisco, CA

TOPICS: Venue Management, Event Management, Event Design, Creative Direction and Execution, Best Practices in Venue Operations

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



Upon his return to San Francisco, Jesse began working with an acclaimed Bay Area catering company, planning and producing weddings and parties all over California Wine Country and beyond. Jesse then worked with Michelin Star awarded restaurateur Daniel Patterson and James Beard Award winning chef Craig Stoll, opening restaurants, training employees and running several flagship locations in San Francisco. Prior to becoming managing partner at Alison Events and creative director of Event Space Consulting, Jesse was on the opening team at The Battery, a highly anticipated private social club and hotel in Jackson Square. There Jesse created and implemented all in house event standards, best practices and staff manuals; he also planned and designed 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.

At Event Space Consulting, Jesse works with luxury hotels, historic venues, private homeowners and property owners to create new venues from the ground up, refresh and re-design existing venues, and assist his clients with marketing, opening events, photo shoots and overall brand awareness within the hospitality and event industry.