Madeline Janning - Account Manager
Originally from San Jose, Madeline has always been obsessed with food. She started cooking early with her mother, an amazing cook and general Jane of all trades. As a child, she would pour over Cook’s Illustrated, Sunset, and Saveur, devouring the nuance and details of the ingredients, recipes and travel stories centered around the distinct cuisines from around the world. After moving to San Francisco to study journalism at San Francisco State, she worked at restaurants throughout college and following graduation found her inspiration at two of city’s key restaurants - Jardiniere and Cotogna. While working front of house at Cotogna, Madeline interned in The Bold Italic’s Marketing Department, writing for the website and aiding in the production of their quirky, fun events. She was surrounded by creativity and humor which inspired her transition into marketing and public relations in the culinary world. Madeline then launched a freelance career, joining the team at ICHI Sushi to aid with the opening of their second location. While the freedom of freelance can be alluring, she found it a tad lonely and sought a position at Andrew Freeman & Company. While she was there, she worked with a number of restaurants all over the Bay Area as an Account Manager, including Perbacco, Poggio, and Hog & Rocks to name just a few. She then joined the team at Wagstaff Worldwide, expanding her client list to include restaurants such as Glen Ellen Star and Bon Marche, storied winery Grgich Hills Estate, travel destination Visit Denmark, and mobile food network, Off the Grid. She has landed placements in C Magazine, Sunset, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, Food & Wine, USA Today, and many more. She is excited to bring her culinary knowledge and publicity experience to the Magnum PR team.