Jessika was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. As a young and enthusiastic environmentally-conscious Swede, Jessika took the long journey to New York in 1972, leaving behind her very favorite delectable ‘Kalles’ Kavier; extended-warm, dreamy summer days; wonderfully soft, gooey, pearl-sugared Kanelbullar (Swedish Cinnamon buns); and of course IKEA’s amazing tea-lights and candles.
Jessika took on a four-month assignment at the Swedish Consulate in New York, which turned into a seven-year long excursion! During which time, she helped promote Sweden’s cultural achievements, whilst also delighting her co-workers, by turning up to work in traditional Swedish attire.
When Jessika met Peter, (not unlike Stephanie Powers and Robert Wagner in the TV series Heart-To-Heart), it really was the beginning of something quite wonderful and worthy of prime-time TV viewing. Jessika is mom to six wonderful children and has had to create, embellish and produce (from thin air) enough tasty and nutritious foods to meet the most discerning and critical of palettes (6 baby Schreibers)!
Having worked and created many different tasty dishes in different eating establishments, Jessika took her cultural experiences and love for tasty bites to the next level. Working hand-in-hand with Sommelier Cordelia, Jessika delivers mouth-watering treats that meet the diverse and refreshing palate of wines served at Ze Windham Wine Bar.
In her spare time Jessika loves to spray paint!!! She has been known to dumpster dive, to retrieve the most unique and valuable treasures, that others leave behind. Her most recent creative work, (modified from a ornately gold-framed picture of a boy playing the sitar), was showcased at wine school and renamed: “David Bowie ‘as a yout’ drinking a glass of wine and forgetting about his penchant for playing stringed instruments”.