Jayne Jablonski, General Manager
Jayne Jablonski is the general manager for Five Spice Seafood + Wine Bar and Pizzeria sul Lago. Jayne developed a passion for food and hospitality at a young age working in her father’s drugstore in Chicago observing honest customer service firsthand and watching her mom entertaining guests by throwing large parties with big home cooked meals. In college, Jayne gravitated to the hospitality industry, inspired by these early formative experiences. In her 20’s, Jayne moved across country from Chicago to Portland where she settled into a career with McCormick and Schmick’s, the famed American seafood restaurant. She managed Harborside Restaurant and McCormick's Fish House until 1993 when she took a brief hiatus to help open McMenamins Edgefield property. She then returned to McCormick and Schmick’s in 1995 to work at their restaurant on Oak Street as well as Jake's Grill. During her time with McCormick and Schmick’s she trained and groomed countless hourly employees as well as many managers.Most recently, Jayne spent 18 years in a leadership role at Jake's Famous Crawfish where she had the privilege to steer the ship as the operations manager at an iconic downtown Portland restaurant. At Five Spice, Jayne brings a fun and honest approach to leadership. Connecting with the restaurants’ guests on a personal level is important to her. Making someone's dinner a little extra special by adding an unexpected element of fun is what she strives for. Jayne thinks of her employees as family. She sees her role as giving them the tools they need to be successful through encouragement, mentorship, education and having a little fun!