Eleanor Bertino established her own public relations firm in San Francisco in 1983. Since then, she has become nationally known and respected for her efforts to further a wide variety of organic and sustainable food products, projects, restaurants, and initiatives.

A wide spectrum of clients include: the national theatrical release of The Future of Food, the anti-GMO film by Deborah Koons Garcia, with extensive placements in daily papers such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Boston Globe, and dozens of radio interviews around the country; the Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco’s historic 1898 landmark building that was restored and converted to a public market with over 80 artisan food producers, and which has been widely acclaimed in domestic and international media as one of the top public and farmers’ markets in the world; initial media relations for Slow Food Nation, a major event under the umbrella of Slow Food USA that took place in San Francisco over Labor Day Weekend 2008 to further “good, clean and fair” food; the west coast launch of Seafood Choices Alliance, a global association working to heighten awareness of issues surrounding sustainable seafood.

Bertino has worked closely with nearly 50 restaurant clients, including A16, SPQR, Fifth Floor, Jardiniere, and Michael Mina. Cookbooks have included several Chez Panisse cookbooks and Paula Wolfert’s The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen. Artisan food clients include Cowgirl Creamery. Pro bono clients have included Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard and Francis Ford Coppola’s annual “Francis Cooks for North Beach” dinners that benefit North Beach Citizens. Bertino has served on the boards for many organizations, and is currently on the board for Slow Food USA.


Erica Steimetz
Erica Steimetz excels at high touch communication and proactive anticipation of client and project needs. Her extensive background in art gallery and restaurant management, and event planning provide her with the ability to align workflow, adapt to multiple tasks, and manage finite details for a variety of projects. She is deeply passionate about human-centered design, urban public spaces, arts advocacy, sustainable food communities, and San Francisco history.


Robin Insley
Robin, of Robin Insley Associates, co-contracts with Eleanor Bertino to work with specific clients. Based in New York, she has worked in public relations for more than 15 years. Some of her clients include Jacques Torres Chocolate, Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival and Macy’s Culinary Council among many others.