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The diversity of our expertise far outweighs the traditional agency model. The combination of creative and strategic consulting, marketing and public relations, along with a pure hospitality and lifestyle focus, makes us unique in the industry.

We bring insights & bright ideas. Our team spends all day, every day (and sometimes all night!) immersed in cutting edge hospitality. We sniff out lifestyle trends and relentlessly research what guests and consumers want.

Our process brings a creative vision to life. We’ve worked with the industry’s brightest stars and are in awe of their creativity. We make their vision tangible and communicate it to the world.

We reduce risk. Our vast experience informs our planning, helps our clients avoid potential pitfalls and positions them to reap the rewards of this industry we love so much.


People are talkin’

And here’s what they’re saying

Heather Leonard

SVP of Marketing & Operating Partner, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, LLC.

“Hospitality” is synonymous with “af&co.” Their strategic and collaborative approach to all projects exudes creativity, competency, and clarity, giving their clients a competitive edge in our ever-changing industry. We’ve been fortunate to partner with af&co on our overall brand and public relations strategy for Ocean Prime since 2015. The care they demonstrate to understand our company culture while driving brand awareness and performance is extraordinary.

TJ Pierri

General Manager, Hotel Zoe

I had such a great experience working with you all while at Sunriver Resort. As well as I have truly enjoyed following your success with all the projects and ventures over the years. Both you and your team Andrew are a very talented group of individuals that are a joy to work with.

Mike Lerman

General Manager, Evolution Hospitality, AC Hotel San Jose Santa Clara

Working with the af&co team has felt like a true partnership – they bring a deep level of creativity, playfulness and professionalism that are unrivaled and have led to measurable results. Each person on the team brings something unique to supporting our projects and Andrew’s direct participation and availability always makes us feel like a priority.

Stacy Jed

Co-owner, Bluestem Brasserie

AF&Co is a true partner in dine! An accomplice to a well-executed event, a master in planning the perfect cover(age), rebellious in generating fresh ideas, and devilish in the details. No matter how crazy this business gets, you still gotta have that one partner who you can co-conspire with to dare the rules while building a relationship of silliness, shenanigans and general tomfoolery.

Obadiah Ostergard

Obadiah Ostergard

CEO, Left Bank Brasserie

I love working with AF&Co. Andew has an incredible reach in the hospitality community and is 100% focused on our industry, which keeps his team in touch and concentrated on what is most important for their clients.

Luigi Di Ruocco

Owner, Mr. Espresso

Professional, committed and effective—great partners and great people! Working with AF&Co. forced us to look at our business in a different way, from the outside in and has helped open doors for our company that we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to access.

Frank Kawecki

Former Vice President Restaurants, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

The AF&Co. team knows the business and understands the realities of restaurants operations. Andrew and team do what it takes to drive successful outcomes and are not afraid to raise the red flag if the ship is sailing in the wrong direction. I’ve always appreciated their candid feedback.

Ted Kim

Owner, Steins Beer Garden

Proactive, dependable, professional and FUN! Working with AF&Co.  has strengthened and fortified our brand identity, helping us know who we are as a company and then broadcasting that in the best light to our existing and future customers. They’ve kept us relevant, sharp and consistently engaged with our customers.

Nancy White

Former Director of Sales & Marketing, Royal Palms

Andrew’s insights to our project eliminated many common issues because we used his expertise to find the correct solution first. He assisted in connecting us with other partners who were equally
professional and effective. The impact was recognition for creativity and cost savings during the pre-opening phase. Andrew is seasoned and instantly sees the big picture and offers an array of ideas, opportunities and suggestions to move the needle. He is honest, candid and also extremely fun, keeping the most serious issues light enough to deal with. He tackles the tough questions in professional way without judgment or bias.

Warren Chiu

Executive Director of Project Development, Warwick Hotels

Attentive, open-minded and flexible. AF&Co. takes a “hands-on” approach to addressing issues and tackling problems. Andrew Freeman is personal and accessible. If you are looking for a firm focused on F&B, AF&Co. is a good choice!

Alison McDermott

Former Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Eden Roc Hotel and Spa, A Destination Hotel

AF&Co. is an agency that truly develops a sense of being a part of your own team. Your goals are their goals, so the dynamic aligns with overall integrated marketing and public relation efforts to drive awareness and gain revenues. AF&Co. provides forward thinking and BIG IDEAS. I refer to them as the “trend-whisperers” and trend-setters. The consistency in excellent efforts never ceases to amaze me!

Joanne Weir

Celebrity Chef / Maestra de Cocina, Copita Tequileria y Comida

AF&Co.’s impact on our business was substantial, taking us from a newly opened restaurant to an “I’ve-gotta-get-there” spot. The team is sincere, hardworking, attentive and provide personalized service, always aiming to please. AF&Co. is the way to go!

Scott Rodrick

Owner, Roderick Group

Insightful, passionate and fun. The most valuable aspect of engaging AF&Co. on our restaurant brand communication is their deep understanding of the retail marketplace and the relevance of various story lines enticing to media outlets.

Niki Leondakis

Former COO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

In three words: passionate, focused and informed. Talk to AF&Co. to know what the latest trends are in restaurants and bars in your market. At Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, AF&Co. helped our team focus on the challenges and opportunities for each specific property and gave us new perspective and ideas on how to improve.

Angela Cava

Former Director of Sales and Marketing, Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa

Thank you AF&Co. for bringing us fresh ideas – we certainly got bold results. We had the best quarter one sales in history!

Dr. Deepak Sekar

Founder & President, Chowbotics

Chowbotics was fortunate to sign up AF&Co/Carbonate as our marketing and PR partner. When I asked some industry experts who’s the best marketing/PR firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, they said “AF&Co”. We interviewed a lot of firms, and found AF&Co/Carbonate was indeed our favorite. After I signed them up, they helped me with any marketing and PR needs I had – right from naming the company, building its initial brand, connecting us with brand-name chefs and getting us press in the New York Times (twice), Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Food and Wine and Fast Company (twice). If you get a chance to work with them, grab it with both hands. They’re the best.

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