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JOLT on Demand!

espresso caterers bring the coffee to you: jo-on-the-go

















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MEN & WOMEN alike just can’t get enough of this year’s hottest accessory. It comes in a variety of sizes, but let’s be honest, the bigger the better. You can spice it up with a pattern or get a transparent one so people know what you’re all about. Add a personal touch with your monogram or make an eco statement with one made only from recycled materials. All across the nation, people are getting up before the sun to wait in line for it – the coffee cup.

What most don’t know about this popular treat is now it can come to you, and JO-ON-THE-GO can cater to all your caffeinated needs.

An espresso catering service, Jo-onthe- Go launched six years ago with one woman seeing a need for something fresh in the catering world. Jessica Fitton’s previous work in pharmaceutical sales exposed her to a variety of catered events, and she saw the challenge of “working to set yourself apart from just bringing in a typical lunch by doing something different, unique and fun.” Aware of people’s thirst for coffee, Fitton began her business with familiar pharmaceutical clients.

“It really caught on, not only in that industry, but it has evolved and grown into a wide variety of other businesses.”

Fitton now has four baristas and caters around 40 events a month, ranging from corporate events and wedding receptions to graduation parties and grand openings.

“We are all over the board with where we cater and what we do.”

Going to these different events and meeting new people drive her enthusiasm and passion for the business.

“We’re there making people’s day by creating their own made-to-order drink,” she said. “That’s why we like doing it.”

Planning an event of your own? Jo-onthe- Go and a barista will come to your location to delight your guests with unlimited drinks. Did you catch that?

Unlimited. You can choose from three different drink bars. The Espresso Bar is great for those morning events to get your guests or business ready for the day. The most popular bar, the Espresso and Smoothie Bar, pleases both the coffee addict and opponent. The Cold Creations Bar, which has no coffee drinks, is perfect for summer parties. Jo-on-the-Go even has a pastry menu to complement their wide array of drinks. If you want to get a taste of their artistry, check them out any Saturday morning at the Downtown Omaha Farmers Market.

Jo-on-the-Go is also making a difference through fundraising for various causes. Fitton has donated her services at events for such organizations as the CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION, ANGELS AMONG US and CONSERVATION FUSION.

“We’ve also worked with March of Dimes when they have their March for Babies Walk,” she added. “We did that a couple years ago where we offered our espresso and smoothie bar and a lot of different hot chocolates. I think there were a thousand people at the walk.”

That’s a lot of smoothies! Through efforts such as these and others, Jo-on-the-Go finds a way to reach out to the community.

Fitton is pleased with the progress the business has made over the years. “I like where we are now and the amount of work we are doing,” she said, “but we could always be a little busier.”

Along with hoping to juggle more cups every month, she is always looking for the right fundraising opportunities. For more information on pricing, menus and general information, visit www.jo-on-the-go.com.

Just think, a turtle latte could be on its way to you!

-end- metroMAGAZINE





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