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Chef Groupie Integrated marketing agency servicing the food and beverage industry. We are a community of food and drink lovers who appreciate the artisans who make the magic happen.

With more than a dozen years of food and drink marketing experience, we support the food and drink makers through tailored, integrated marketing and public relations. Simply put, we give small and mid-sized businesses a place at the table in Chicago’s food scene. But our work runs much deeper than just loving food or being foodies. We are invested in our neighborhoods and we have the backs of the

With more than a dozen years of food and drink marketing experience, we support the food and drink makers through tailored, integrated marketing and public relations. Simply put, we give small and mid-sized businesses a place at the table in Chicago’s food scene. But our work runs much deeper than just loving food or being foodies. We are invested in our neighborhoods and we have the backs of the

Operating as usual

This is a game changer. Surely others like Grubhub will soon follow. #foodbiz #disruptor
08/08/2018
DoorDash Debuts Subscription for Unlimited Deliveries

This is a game changer. Surely others like Grubhub will soon follow. #foodbiz #disruptor

DoorDash, the on-demand destination connecting customers with their favorite restaurants, debuted two new services today: DashPass, a subscription offering unlimited deliveries with no delivery fee, and Pickup, which allows DoorDash customers to order ahead, skip the line, and pick up their food on....

Stopped by Wishbone Restaurant before they relocate. Cajun Shrimp and Grits... yup, that’s shrimp AND chicken andouille ...
08/08/2018

Stopped by Wishbone Restaurant before they relocate. Cajun Shrimp and Grits... yup, that’s shrimp AND chicken andouille sausage all up in there. Biscuit on the side. Everything 🤤.

Your next server would appreciate you reading this 👇🏾post.
11/17/2017
​Tips From a Former Server: How to Get Better Service at a Restaurant

Your next server would appreciate you reading this 👇🏾post.

We've all been victim to crappy restaurant service—feeling neglected, or a poor server attitude—but if it happens to you often, there might be some things you can do to influence your experience for the better. From a former server, here are some insider tips to getting better restaurant service...

Go ahead and have a little fun with your email!  #smallbusiness #marketing #foodbiz
11/16/2017
Most Overlooked Marketing Asset

Go ahead and have a little fun with your email! #smallbusiness #marketing #foodbiz

One of the best marketing assets that you already own but probably aren’t utilizing to its maximum potential is your email signature. Aside from your brick and mortar location and/or your website, your email signature is prime real estate! It's the place where you already have a captivated reader

As you plan for 2018, here's an important and often overlooked action that you should take for major insight into your b...
11/15/2017
Walk Through The Front Door

As you plan for 2018, here's an important and often overlooked action that you should take for major insight into your business. #foodnews #restaurantbiz #smallbusiness

When I was in high school and college, I worked part-time at a real estate office as an office assistant. During that time, there was one tip that my broker would regularly preach to her clients — walk through the front door. Think about your own routine. When you drive home, you probably pull into…

11/06/2017

One of our favorite fall soups - Butternut Squash! Thanks Heartfelt Catering - Chicago! #meatlessmonday

Hooray for supporting local! ☕️ Independent coffee shops are perking up. #thirstythursday
11/02/2017
Independent coffee shops are perking up, says Foursquare data | Fast Company

Hooray for supporting local! ☕️ Independent coffee shops are perking up. #thirstythursday

The buzz around coffee is growing, particularly among the so-called third wave coffee lovers, according to new Foursquare research on foot-traffic patterns and store visits. While pumpkin spice and eggnog lattes still drive a lot of coffee shop traffic–with brand loyalists picking up their favorite…

Tis the season for the latest food trend reports! Here's what you should know before applying them to your menu. #restau...
11/01/2017
Here's How You Can Maximize Food Trends

Tis the season for the latest food trend reports! Here's what you should know before applying them to your menu. #restaurantbusiness #foodnews #menu #foodtrend

Jackfruit, sustainability, global flavors—these are just a few of the food trends reported for 2017. The hot topic of food trend forecasts for the new year began in the fall, and to date, a myriad of reports have been published, all with varying results. In fact, you’ve probably reviewed some

We're only serving up treats on Instagram. Join us at @chefgroupie!
10/31/2017

We're only serving up treats on Instagram. Join us at @chefgroupie!

*adds restaurants to Notes* #travelthursday
10/26/2017
The Most Insane Restaurants

*adds restaurants to Notes* #travelthursday

Food & Wine goes way beyond mere eating and drinking. We're on a mission to find the most exciting places, new experiences, emerging trends and sensations.

ICYMI: culinary school will teach food photography and styling. Specifically, food styling, is a biggie.
10/25/2017
Lights! Camera! Culinary School Will Teach Instagram Skills

ICYMI: culinary school will teach food photography and styling. Specifically, food styling, is a biggie.

As images of restaurant dishes become more crucial, the Culinary Institute of America is one of the latest to add courses in food photography.

On rainy days like today, we sure could go for a bowl of Big Jones Gumbo Ya-Ya.
10/23/2017

On rainy days like today, we sure could go for a bowl of Big Jones Gumbo Ya-Ya.

We enjoyed this piece on Roy Choi and Locol - one of the most talked about restaurants in recent history. Will more conc...
10/20/2017
Going Locol From the Inside Out

We enjoyed this piece on Roy Choi and Locol - one of the most talked about restaurants in recent history. Will more concepts follow Locol's template?

Food Guru Roy Choi on Locol Roy Choi (right) in front of Locol in Watts with one of his managers, Terry (left). In this segment, we visit Roy Choi in Watts at his fast food restaurant Locol. As we set up, Roy is making the rounds talking to everyone of all ages both inside and out as if

A wonderful read all about Joyce Chen.
10/18/2017
America's Forgotten Television Chef

A wonderful read all about Joyce Chen.

Joyce Chen was the first woman of color to host her own nationally-syndicated cooking show. It only lasted one season.

Nice profile on the gal behind the Museum Of Ice Cream 🍨🍦
05/22/2017
The 25-Year-Old Behind The Museum Of Ice Cream

Nice profile on the gal behind the Museum Of Ice Cream 🍨🍦

The museum's first incarnation, a 45-day pop-up in Manhattan last summer, sold out with 200,000 on the waiting list.. Now it's in Los Angeles for another short-term run. On Mother's Day, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Katy Perry and Gwyneth Paltrow all paid a visit.

When the house made chips stick to the already phenomenal grilled cheese sandwich (which has bacon BTW). Feeling like we...
04/13/2017

When the house made chips stick to the already phenomenal grilled cheese sandwich (which has bacon BTW). Feeling like we've got the golden ticket with this grilled cheese at Baderbräu!✨ Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

FSR Magazine
02/21/2017
FSR Magazine

FSR Magazine

This year, don't get caught in the trendy food traps.
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We are food and beverage lovers who appreciate the artisans who make the magic happen. But our appreciation runs much deeper than just being foodies.

We champion the individuals — from chefs to restaurateurs — who took a chance and created something delicious.

With decades of food and beverage marketing experience under our belts, we enthusiastically support food and beverage businesses with measured success.

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