Meet the Veteran: Jamie Bower

Jamie Bower grew up in both Tuckerton and Long Beach Island, New Jersey. He got his start in the restaurant business at a young age washing dishes, prepping for dinner service in a fine dining restaurant, and as a short-order cook.  His love of food was influenced by Jersey Shore restaurateurs and his parent’s good home cookin’.  
He is a United States Marine, retired, and is very proud of his children and his wife. He has travelled all over the globe to include Sri Lanka where he met a Scottish Spitfire of a lass named Susie.  She introduced him to tea (without milk), and afternoon tea, where he has been a willing participant for decades now. 
Enjoying afternoon tea has provided memorable adventures, shared with family and friends (who make the event special), in places like a gourmet tea house in Japan, a palace in Abu Dhabi or on the High Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. 
He also shares his wife’s passion for bringing a Scottish afternoon tea experience to Fredericksburg, to provide the community a venue where people can come, turn off their phones, and connect with one another over delicious treats!  He hopes to meet you soon!