Dan Newport of Garden City and Linda Newport of Overland Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Kristin Newport, to Paul Allen Coats. He is the son of David and Lenore Coats of Maryville, Mo.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of the Johnson County Community College ACF Chef Apprenticeship Program with an associate’s degree in hospitality.

She is employed as a sous chef at A Wine Flights Bar & Bistro in Leawood.

Her fiancé is a graduate of The University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in business and is pursuing his MBA. He is employed as a fraud analyst at Sprint in Overland Park.

The couple is planning to be wed in a destination wedding to Ocho Rios, Jamaica on March 2, 2013.