Spend your time doing what you do best.


Intuitive strategies and tools.


Your success is my goal.

Today the online reputation of your restaurant is defined by your customers.

Reviews, accurate business information, and social media activity impacts your reputation and whether a consumer decides to eat at your restaurant. You need a way to manage all of these factors in a scalable way.

I can help. 

everything a local business needs to succeed online


  • Compile reviews from dozens of sites so you can easily see what’s being said about your business online. Plus, use competitive benchmarking to see how you stack up to the competition.
  • Show up where people are looking: Improve your search rank by identifying online business listings that are inaccurate or missing from essential directories like Google, Facebook, and Bing.
  • Hear what customers are saying all over the web: Monitor when your business is mentioned in a variety of sources, including news sites, blogs and social networks. Plus, highlight the most positive and negative mentions using automated sentiment analysis.
  • Stay informed with automated reports and alerts: Executive reports break down how your business is faring in online conversations and helps you understand what to do. Alerts are also sent every time new information is found.
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Since 2017, I’ve been helping restaurants and retail stores and service providers build recipes and systems for marketing.

Dr. Dawg

An independent restaurant with two locations in Greater Milwaukee. Learn about our grand opening success.

Althea’s Fine Lingerie

An independent lingerie boutique in downtown Milwaukee. Althea’s Fine Lingerie is 100% a brick and mortar shop.  2020 was a fantastic year!

Weiss Lawn Care

An independent lawn care company in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. Learn about our digital marketing success.

The Marketing Chef

I work with small business owners on
marketing strategy and execution.

I firmly believe that a small business owner should have
access to the same marketing systems and tools that the big guys have.

With over 20 years of marketing experience in the food business,
I know what works, even in times of uncertainty.

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Ann Rakowiecki

The Marketing Chef

Using data, a heaping helping of experience and a dash of intuition, I’ll help you hug your current customers and invite new customers to your business. Think about preparing a meal for family and friends… it’s like giving them a hug.

Here’s what’s on the menu in the Marketing Kitchen:

Here’s What’s on the Menu in the Marketing Kitchen

  • Coaching with “Make & Take Marketing”
  • Full Service Marketing

What Happens in the Marketing Kitchen

My heart is in marketing for locally-owned restaurants, retail shops and boutiques. You work hard every day. As the expert you have the opportunity to create and grow wonderful relationships with your customers and clients.

Marketing Tools

Tools for Social Media, Your Business Listings, Email Marketing, Text Message Marketing and More! 

Creative Ideas

You Don’t Need to Reinvent the Wheel. I’ve Worked in the Food Business for 20 Years. I’ll Share My Ideas for Successful Promotions.

Hug Your Customers

Serving a Meal to Your Customers is Like Giving Them a Hug – Make Sure They Still Feel the Love When They’re Away.


With Your Own Secret Recipe, You’ll Smile Knowing Your Marketing is Easy to Plan and Execute.

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My heart is in marketing for locally-owned restaurants in greater Milwaukee. You work hard every day – and you have the opportunity to create and grow wonderful relationships with your customers and clients.

Because I know how hard you are working and have been working for the last year – I’ve got a free tool that can help your restaurant:

  • Get Found
  • Manage Your Reputation
  • Hear What Your Community is Saying
  • Manage Your Business Listing
  • Understand Your Advertising Performance
  • Manage Your Social Media
  • Build a Free Website
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Your Marketing Recipe

A great recipe starts with great ingredients. Find the marketing tools and products that your business needs to communicate with your customers.

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The Sweet Taste of Success!

There is nothing sweeter than handcrafted, made-from-scratch success. Get the perfect recipe for your marketing—and add your own ingredients.

Connect with the marketing chef

Contact me

I’d love to learn what you’re up to and where you want your business to go!

  • (414) 892-4957
  • 6651 N. Sidney Place
    Glendale, WI 53209