Company Mission

Raymond Hook Specialty is the only specialty food marketing company based in New York City. Our core focus is to generate accelerating profitable growth by delivering a comprehensive, custom-designed set of marketing solutions and commercial programs for our clients.


We recently opened a second branch in San Francisco, which brings our specialty food sector expertise and unique marketing solutions to the West Coast.
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Raymond Hook Specialty is comprised of a small team of experts in their respective fields drawing on decades of national and international specialty food experience. Our team includes a specialty food authority, a global marketing CEO and a world-renowned chef. We work directly with specialty food producers to develop growth and marketing strategies that will ensure their success in today’s highly competitive marketplace. We have represented producers of artisanal cheese, charcuterie, baked items, chocolate, sauces, and wine and alcoholic beverages.


Being based in NYC means we have face-to-face working relationships with the store owners, department managers and buyers of over 150 premier retailers, food service accounts and distributors. NYC sets the trends for the North American specialty food market. Category-leading retailers and restaurants are trademarks of the city, such as:


– Whole Foods: Eight of the twenty busiest Whole Foods stores in the world

– Eataly: The highest dollar-per-square-foot retailer in America

– Murray’s: Long known as a leading cheese supplier

– Dean & Deluca: Big in specialty food before specialty food was big


Our San Francisco office works directly with category leaders as well:


– Rainbow Grocery: The largest worker-owned co-op in North America

– Bi-Rite Market: A trendsetting San Francisco institution since 1940

– Sigona’s Market: The premier produce and specialty food retailer in Silicon Valley


Having personal-contact-based representation in these major establishments translates into valuable exposure for our clients’ products and creates a springboard for national distribution.


In addition to our elite consulting and marketing services, Raymond Hook Specialty has  the resources to provide our clients with social media content, manage targeted public relations events and offer high-quality in-store specialty food demonstrations. Our objective is to deliver consistently profitable growth to our clients through our hands-on, intensely personalized marketing approach.