Topic: Rocco DiSpirito

Hollywood Jobs: Jes Gordon, Celebrity Party Planner and ‘Rocco’s Dinner Party’ Star

Hollywood Jobs: Jes Gordon, Celebrity Party Planner and 'Rocco's Dinner Party' Star

For 21 years, Jes Gordon has managed corporate and personal parties through her company properFUN, meeting celebrities’ visions and fulfilling non-famous clients’ dreams of a big day. Though properFUN started in New York, six years ago the company expanded out to Los Angeles. Ask Jes which is her favorite city, and she at first weighs the different party cultures: “I have a saying,” she said. “In LA, the party starts when the celebrity walks into the room, and in New York, the party ends when the celebrity walks in the room.” (“If I had to make a Sophie’s choice,” she admitted, “it would be New York, for sure.”)

However, moving to LA has helped Jes to broaden her sphere of influence: She’s now a “design mentor” on Bravo’s Rocco’s Dinner Party, where she joins celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito in aiding young chefs with planning a dinner party for celebrity guests like Joey Fatone and Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Caroline Manzo. More »