Alexandria Dempsey has joined San Francisco-based hospitality design and restaurant operations firm Puccini Group as its new vice president of marketing and branding.
Dempsey brings an extensive culinary background to Puccini Group, with nearly a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. She previously worked for celebrity chefs, such as Tyler Florence on the launch of his 12th cookbook “Inside the Test Kitchen: 120 Recipes, Perfected,” and managed high-profile brands, including Caviar and Food Network. Dempsey has also passed the first level of the Court of Master Sommeliers twice, is a Certified Specialist of Wine and founded her own marketing consultancy group, The Cutting Board, prior to joining the Puccini team.
“I’ve been following the company for several years, and I was thrilled when a marketing opportunity came my way,” says Dempsey, who holds an MBA in food and wine from Italy’s University of Bologna. “The collaborative spirit and multi-studio approach create exactly the type of work environment that leads to thoughtful, creative solutions. The team that Bob Puccini and the other partners have built over the last two decades is deeply passionate about the hospitality industry, making my role as vice president of marketing and branding energizing and exciting.”