Joyce Russell

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Joyce is the operations assistant to the Director of Operations & Culture and personal assistant to Chef Jim Shirley. Joyce also holds a third job title — nationally renowned Paella Queen.

By day, Joyce skillfully manages executive administrative duties and assists on special projects. By night, Joyce brings the 30-A paella experience to her faithful followers and visitors who plan their vacations to the beach around her traditional Paella Night.

As a fixture on the Seaside culinary scene for over twenty-one years and previous experience in the financial sector, Joyce has a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments. Her experience also equips her to handling sensitive information and material, including her secret paella seasoning.

Joyce is active in the community and annually caters a group of nine professional women who gather together every year, and she has been catering the group for the last ten years.  Her family, close friends, and work are important to her and keep her motivated and driven to continue and achieve her vision of personal success.

Meet Joyce at these Harvest Wine & Food Festival events:

Harvest After Dark - 10.20.23