About

"Karen is an enthusiastic speaker and her knowledge of LinkedIn, Facebook, and social media marketing strategies is amazing! I was especially impressed with the understanding of how to use social media to create more business and referrals for your business."

~ David Oziel, Director of Business Development, American Pacific Mortgage

Karen Rosenzweig – One Smart Cookie

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
~ Virginia Woolf

I have a hunger for guiding your restaurant or food-related company into delicious increased business and visibility, so you can earn “talk of the town” status.

If you are looking for a professional foodie who can attract hungry new customers, produce satisfied repeat clients and fuel that all important “buzz” around town, you’ve come to the right place. With a blend of five-plus years of feeding happy clients as a personal chef, and 15 years of creative public relations experience, my commitment is to cook up a successful social media strategy for you.

My path to becoming a “foodie” came at about age 10, when no one else in my home had the interest or skill to cook dinner. After many rounds of experimenting, I entered my first recipe contest when I was 12 – and even though I didn’t win, I knew I had found my passion. As I grew older and became the unofficial chef for all my friends, it didn’t take long to figure out why everyone always wanted to have the parties at my house – “Karen will cook!”

The icing on the cake came in 2002, in the midst of my daily Food Network fix, along with the nagging thought, “I wish I could get paid for this!””Within two years, I left my corporate public relations cocoon and launched “The Incredible Chef,” a personal chef service – and was getting paid to “do research” by watching food shows on TV. As an entrepreneur, I quickly learned the secret ingredients of word-of-mouth marketing and honing my message by participating in organizations such as Business Network International (BNI) and eWomen Network. Not only did those experiences fuel my personal chef business but they were important appetizers for the next course of my career.

Life as a personal chef is fulfilling, for sure – but I was hungry for something more. And along came Twitter! My fascination with following food bloggers, restaurants, food critics, journalists and foodies turned into an obsession, and it was clear that social media was the next ingredient in my life recipe. The nagging thought was back – “I wish I could get paid for this!” – and so a new career path was launched.

My passion for total immersion in social media is now translated by creating successful strategies for you, the restaurant owner, so you can assure your customers live well by dining well, with you.

Cheers and Bon Appétit!

Consulting Clients

Restaurants & Food Industry

A la Mode Pies
Alaska Silk Pie
Anahola Granola
Biff’s Blue Ribbon BBQ Sauce
Blue Moon Burgers
Blue Star Cafe and Pub
Buchanan Chocolates
Chef Wayne Johnson (Andaluca Restaurant)
Epulo Bistro
Lombardi’s Italian Restaurants
Olympic Cellars
Pecado Bueno
Pike Brewing Company
Pinckney Cookie Company
Quirky Gourmet
Ray’s Boathouse
Sandella’s
Tango Restaurant
ZingBars

Entrepreneurs & Authors

Jamie Peha – Peha Promotions and Table Talk Radio
Tomboy Exchange (Kickstarter project)
Lisa Nakamura “Spend the Bucky” book
Stacy Willoughby “What’s Mine is Yours” book
Ken Grant – Motivated Branding
Five More Minutes With
Tom Kelly – Real Estate
Braiden Rex-Johnson “Northwest Wining and Dining”
Maria Ross “The Branding Book”
Peanut Butter Publishing
Eating Special
Lisa Gordanier – author/copywriter
Mikelann Valterra, Money Coach

Non Profits

Dining Out For Life (Lifelong AIDS Alliance)
Food as Art (Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas)
Emerald City Lights Bike Ride
Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association

Health

Downtown Edmonds Chiropractic
Stadelman Chiropractic
Pilates Edmonds
Blue Pearl Clinic
Lorelle Del Matto – Nutritionist/Food Savvy

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