Spend your time doing what you do best.


Intuitive strategies and tools.


Your success is my goal.

what’s On the Menu in the marketing kitchen

For WRA Members

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.

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3 Ways to Drive Traffic
to Your Restaurant

An easy and intuitive guide that includes three ways for restaurant owners and managers to get repeat business and new customers.

Digital Footprint Report Card
for your Restaurant

You’ve got a website, a Facebook Page, a Google Business Listing and it’s likely that your restaurant is on platforms you don’t event know about.  

60 Minute
Complimentary Consultation

EXCLUSIVE for WRA Members.

Let’s talk about your marketing goals, challenges and ingredients.

From a Happy Restaurant Owner

“I needed Ann’s help because the marketing piece of any business is so important, but I would find myself without enough time to do it successfully.

She was integral in making the Grand Opening of our Wauwatosa location a huge success. I can’t thank her enough for all the hard work and look forward to working with her for years to come.

I tell any owner, and I have, that Ann is an invaluable asset when it comes to marketing.

She allows me the time to work on my business and not have to worry about the marketing part. “

Brooke Thomson, Managing Partner of Dr. Dawg

ann rakowiecki, marketing chef

Ann Rakowiecki
The Marketing Chef

I work with local restaurant owners and managers on marketing strategy and execution.

I firmly believe that local restaurants 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.

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.

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.

marketing recipe

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


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.