Introducing... Lauren Bialkowski!

Lauren is a Marketing professional and a lifelong lover of eating good food! She is combining her love of marketing and passion for the hospitality industry through working at Joalia Group.

Lauren Bialkowski

Joalia Account Manager and Resident Croissant Aficionado

Who Am I?

I’m a Marketing professional and a lifelong lover of eating good food! From a young age, I’ve always had a passion for both cooking and baking, but decided to pursue my undergraduate degree at CUNY Baruch College for Marketing. Since graduating, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a green energy company, a non-profit focused on bridging the gap between business and sustainable & socially responsible sourcing practices, and oddly enough, an air conditioning company! 

How Did I Get Here?

These were all such amazing experiences, but it felt like something was missing. So in 2018, I decided to further explore my love of the culinary arts and attend the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. After completing the program at ICE, I applied to work at Union Square Hospitality Group and got a position as a Line Cook at Untitled located in the Whitney Museum. 

Heart in Hospitality

Working in the hospitality industry invigorates me! I love making people happy with the food I cook and I love making special moments more memorable through a meal. The hospitality industry is no joke though - early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, long hours on your feet - if you know, you know. As much as I loved working as a cook, I felt that combining my love of marketing and passion for the hospitality industry would best suit me. Fast forward to 2021 where I am thrilled to be a part of the Joalia Team as an Account Manager! No two days are ever the same - I’m constantly around creative chefs, industry professionals, and food! The best part is, I’m able to fully support NYC restaurants to help them continue thriving and reach their goals. 

Now, let’s get to the food - stay tuned for my Top 5 NYC Restaurants to go visit!