Jennifer Weishaupt

Jennifer Weishaupt brings what might seem like unexpected experience to her role as CEO of Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group. A chemical engineer, Jennifer “retired” from Shell Oil Company in 2015 with 16 years of service, most recently as Operations Manager for three oil & gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. As Founder & CEO of Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, Jennifer oversees all aspects of restaurant operations and future growth for what has grown from a single neighborhood café in 2008 into an award-winning 18-unit restaurant group spanning five (5) states and two (2) sister brands (Ruby Slipper Café and Ruby Sunshine).

Jennifer stays engaged in her community where she recently completed a term of service on the Board of Directors of Liberty’s Kitchen and previously served on the Board of Directors of Morris Jeff Community School. She and her husband, Co-Founder Erich Weishaupt, have been married for 19 years and have three amazing school-aged children who keep her on her toes.

Recent Awards

Biz New Orleans Business People of the Year 2019

Festigals Hats Off Award 2019

Gambit & POWER Women in Small Business Honoree 2019

Nation’s Restaurant News Breakout Brands 2017

Forbes InnerCity 100 2016, 2017 & 2018

New Orleans’ City Business Movers & Shakers Award 2016