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Founder, MARKETING + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Born and raised in Charm City, Maura gave in to her love of adventure and moved clear across the country to San Francisco after graduating from the University of Maryland. With a passion for community and a love of the arts, Maura worked in the non-profit sector for 10 years before establishing herself as a design and marketing consultant dedicated to helping small businesses create captivating materials. Joining forces with her husband and Restaurateur Ari Feingold, Maura quickly became connected to the Bay Area restaurant scene and founded Wednesday Seven, a full-service boutique marketing agency with expertise in the food service industry. In addition to working with local and national restaurants, Maura also manages the marketing departments for her own two restaurants in San Francisco, Straw and Proposition Chicken. As both a restaurant owner and consultant, she understands the unique needs of business owners in the hospitality industry. Over the years, Wednesday Seven has has the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients including Michael Mina Restaurant Group, The Ritz-Carlton, Outside Lands Music Festival, Señor Sisig, Off the Grid, Tomatina, Southpaw BBQ and Parallel 37.
RESTAURATEUR + CONSULTANT
With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Ari is a restaurant owner and and consultant for countless Bay Area and national restaurants. He launched and managed catering and delivery programs for several local multi-unit chains before opening two restaurants in San Francisco: Straw and Proposition Chicken. In 2012, Business Insider named Straw as one of the "top 25 coolest new businesses" in San Francisco. Ari is proud that passion for community service is a strong part of his businesses, which have donated more than $70,000 to local non-profits over the past seven years. As the Food Curator at the Outside Lands Food and Music Festival, Ari was instrumental in bringing top local restaurants to the festival from 2010 to 2016, which has been critically acclaimed for its food quality and variety. Under Ari's management, Outside Lands was named "Best Food" by Vogue magazine's summer music festival overview. Ari has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Rolling Stone, SFWeekly and The Nation’s Restaurant News as well as the Food Network and Cooking Channel.