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About Chef Erinn Roth

     Chef Erinn S. Roth hails from Enterprise, Mississippi and earned her BS Degree in Chemistry/Pre-Medicine from Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi where she was also commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. She has served in numerous stateside and international assignments beginning at Fort Hood, Texas and culminating in Arlington, Virginia.
     Chef Roth retired from the US Army on 1 January 2017 after 24 years and fifteen days as a Lieutenant Colonel.  Prior to retiring, Chef Roth founded Ms. Jo’s Petite Sweets in 2016 and named it after her beloved late Mother, Mrs. Jo Bradford Hardaway, as an eternal tribute.  Mrs. Hardaway always encouraged her family and loved ones to cherish each day and enjoy life’s sweetest moments.
     Ms. Jo’s Petite Sweets specializes in made from scratch, small batch Southern inspired desserts with a French influence.  They also create heavy and light hors d’oeuvres tables for corporate and private catering.  Ms. Jo’s Petite Sweets has catered at national conventions, trade shows, wine and food festivals as well as private and corporate functions.  Ms. Jo’s has showcased its petite sweets at the MetroCooking DC Food Show for three years.  In 2018, Ms. Jo’s won First Place in the MetroCooking Gingerbread House competition.  
     Chef Erinn Roth has honorably served her country and continues to serve her community through her talents as a regionally recognized pastry chef.  She entered the national renowned Pastry School at L’Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg, Maryland on 3 January 2017 where she graduated 15 December 2017.  She is a graduate of the Boots to Business Program, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities at Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration; a graduate of the Dog Tag Fellowship Program where she received a Certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University; and, is a graduate of the WeWork/Bunker Labs Veterans-In- Residence Program in Washington, DC. 
     In 2019, Ms. Jo’s Petite Sweets partnered with the Loudoun United Football Club for its inaugural season at its new stadium and introduced its petite sweets to Loudoun County. 
     In 2021, Chef Erinn was a semi-finalist on the FOX baking competition show, “Crime Scene Kitchen”, and now has the moniker, “Celebrity Chef”.  
     On June 7, 2022, Chef Erinn opened her first brick and mortar, Mrs. Jo’s Petite Eats: Patisserie & Café.  She recently celebrated its first year anniversary this past June.  This is where Southern Cuisine with a French flair happens.

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Dog Tag Fellowship Program

Chef Erinn is the graduate of the summer class of 2018

The Dog Tag Fellowship Program equips veterans, military spouses, and caregivers with the tools and education to build resilience, find renewed purpose, and forge community beyond the military. Dog Tag provides a bridge from military service to the civilian world and acts as a catalyst for finding direction and moving forward.

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Crime Scene Kitchen

Veteran-Turned-Pastry Chef Competes on Fox’s New Baking Competition Show

Chef Erinn Roth along with Chef Amanda Carter competed on the first season of Crime Scene Kitchen on FOX network which was hosted by Joel McHale with celebrity judges, Curtis Stone and Yolanda Gampp.  They made it to the semi-finals.

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