Turning lemons into lemon meringue pie, this 30 year catering veteran serves up her story of success, near fatal bout with Bacterial Meningitis, a month long coma, deafness, amputation and cochlear implant surgery that led to her writing career and focus on providing caterers and laypersons secrets about the industry. Her first published work in Speaking Your Truth Volume 3 “Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women” chronicled her journey from successful business owner to coma to deafness and acceptance. The idea for CATER$AVVY quickly followed. Reality made it necessary to adapt and Jerri’s desire to teach when she could no longer “do” emerged. Topics of expertise: Business start ups, food service, catering, franchise development, menu creation, Meningitis risks, awareness and treatments, coma recovery, overcoming physical limitations, cochlear implants/sudden deafness.