Elise Grenley studied Hospitality Management at the University of Mississippi. She moved to Jackson, Ms where she worked for a financial institution for 6 years before being offered a job at a new upscale restaurant in the downtown area. She was brought on to be the daytime manager and event coordinator for Parlor Market. While there she organized with Disney and managed The Help premier party. She was also one of the organizers for Appetite for Jackson with Andrew Zimmern.
She then moved to Oxford, Ms to manage Snackbar for James beard award winner John Currence and James Beard nominee Vishwesh Bhatt.
A job offer from Jennifer and Derek Emerson brought her back to Jackson, Ms to be the general manager for Caet. While there she organized and managed day to day operations of busy restaurant. She planned all onsite and offsite events for Caet. She also helped work large corporate events for sister restaurants Walkers and Local 463.