Denise has six years of experience working in hospitality marketing and public relations. She is particularly passionate about working with new restaurant openings and has successfully launched 15+ concepts within the New York metropolitan area over the past two years, including Mulberry & Vine, Jing Fong UWS, Pondicheri, and Circa Brewing Co.. Prior to joining Bolster Media, Denise was a Senior Account Executive at Bullfrog + Baum and led the award-winning agency’s project-based LEAP program in which she was recognized by Bulldog Reporter and the American Business Awards with Bronze and Silver awards, respectively, in 2017.
Extremely detail-oriented and organized as she is, Denise is able to task manage and deliver results in this fast-paced environment. She has forged key relationships with media, both on a local and national level, and secured placements in top tier outlets such as Bloomberg Pursuits, DuJour, Food & Wine, Harper’s Bazaar, Inc., Men’s Health, The New York Times, Shape, Town & Country, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
Her past clients include hospitality brands and restaurant groups such as Omni Hotels & Resorts, TAG Restaurant Group, OAK at fourteenth, Acorn, Brider, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, TAO Group, Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, and LDV Hospitality – as well as celebrity chefs like Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Michael Psilakis, Sara Moulton, and Carla Hall.
In her free time, Denise can most likely be found eating pizza or exploring Long Island’s North Fork and its incredible farms, wineries, and sites.