Spend your time doing what you do best.


Intuitive strategies and tools.


Your success is my goal.


This is a $250 value that I am offering free to independent restaurant owners to help them get back to business!

2021 Restaurant Outlook

Industry wide

Predicted industry sales growth by 10%

Quick service &
fast casual growth!

Predicted to grow by 8% and 4% in real revenue

bar & tavern

Hit hardest in 2020, this is sector is expected to grow by 80%

What are you doing 
to get customers?

Restaurant owners are creating hype, partnerships and experiences for guests.  

Be Ready for Success

In 2021 successful restaurants: 

Deliver great customer service: Reviews and social media activity impact your reputation.
Communicate, communicate, communicate: Stay in front of your customers and at the top of their minds using several platforms at once
Promote themselves: Innovative restaurant owners build excitement through special events, community involvement and free publicity

I can help. 

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, Dr. Dawg

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.

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.

ann rakowiecki, marketing chef

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.

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.

take advantage of this!


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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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.