Jennie Wilson

Jennie Wilson

Owner, 11th Mile restaurant

Jennie Wilson and her husband, Peter Tompkins, currently own and operate 11th mile restaurant in Fredericton, NB.

Jennie graduated with a Master's in Education (Adaptive Instruction) from Ontario Institute of Education in Toronto in 2004. She taught school for a few years, ultimately transitioning into one-on-one clinic work at Angus Lloyd Associates in downtown Toronto. As Senior Consultant and Staff Trainer, Jennie oversaw all teaching and training within the clinic. She also provided teacher training and monitoring to public and private school boards across Ontario.

Having put herself through her university degrees by working in restaurants, Jennie occasionally worked alongside her chef husband for special events. In 2017, they decided to return to their home province and open a restaurant. The motivation was two-fold: to see if they could create and maintain a respectful, positive, and healthy work environment in a sector that employs a vulnerable population; and, to contribute to New Brunswick in a meaningful way.

The Domestic and Intimate Partner Training provided by GNB represents the type of training that is often offered in more conventional work settings, but is sometimes ignored by segments of the food and beverage industry. Offering  these types of trainings contributes to the ultimate goal of creating safer spaces within the industry.