Jill Ventura

Director of Restaurants

A leader in restaurant and hospitality design, construction, and development, Jill Ventura serves as an expert resource to Core States' growth team. Responsible for augmenting the restaurant market across Core States' in-house services, she works with new and existing clients to provide turn-key solutions for their quick-serve, fast casual, casual, and fine dining rollout programs, and specialty projects.

Over her 30-year career, Jill maintains leading edge awareness of market trends and opportunities to expand accounts. She has cultivated project teams and carried responsibility of strategic growth in several leadership roles for firms including Corner Bakery Café, Le Duff America, and Wasserstrom.


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | Bachelor of Science, Restaurant/Hotel Management

Kendall Culinary School | Associate Degree of Culinary Arts


Women in Food Service Equipment  (WFES)

RestaurantPoint, past Advisory Board Member

Commercial Construction and Renovation People (CCRP)