Meet our new manager

Meet our new manager
Posted on 08/16/2022
A big welcome to new Lenexa Public Market Manager Tessa Adcock! She’s not new to Lenexa or the culinary world, and we’re excited to have her on staff. 

“I love the opportunity to celebrate the diverse culinary treasures of our Lenexa community,” Tessa said. “Getting to share those experiences with the merchants, staff and anyone who visits the Market is what makes this Manager position so special. I am the biggest cheerleader for the success and satisfaction of our Market merchants and customers.”

Most recently, Tessa worked in school nutrition as a food service director and registered dietitian. She grew up in Grinnell, Iowa, and ventured to New York for culinary school.  After working as a chef in New Zealand (where she met her husband, George), they landed in Chicago for graduate school. She relocated to Lenexa seven years ago and is happy to call the City of Festivals her home.

“I look forward to exceeding your expectations as we continue to grow together into the future of the Public Market,” she said. “Feel free to spark up a conversation with me about your suggestions or to pitch a new concept for the Market.” 

Outside of work, Tessa enjoys spending time with her family, especially watching her 9-year-old son, Quinn, play soccer, baseball, and swimming.