Director of Marketing
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.Virginia Woolf
Alexandria Dempsey is a food and wine obsessive. She has passed
the first level of the Court of Master Sommeliers (twice!), is a Certified
Specialist of Wine, and holds an MBA in Food & Wine, providing a unique
blend of business-savvy and deep knowledge of the hospitality industry.
Alexandria loved food for as long as she can remember cooking shows took
the place of cartoons on Saturday mornings growing up. She graduated with a
B.A. in Psychology and Economics from Vassar College in New York. She
started her career launching brand extensions for Food Network, including
restaurants in airports and stadiums, food and wine festivals, and a line
Alexandria moved to San Francisco in 2013, where she has built brands for
celebrity chefs, food delivery companies, and local food producers. During
her time at hospitality consultancy Puccini Group, she managed marketing
for clients around the country. With experience in house and in agency
settings, Alexandria has been on both sides of the table, building
authentic hospitality experiences that resonate with guests and drive ROI.
Other than a step away from the Bay Area to explore Italy while
pursuing an M.B.A.
in Food and Wine at the University of Bologna, she loves living in Northern
California. In her free time, Alexandria serves as the Auction Chair for No
Kid Hungry’s annual event, Taste of the Nation – San Francisco, raising funds
to help end childhood hunger. Alexandria is also the President of the Vassar
Club of the Bay Area.