PRIOR TO LAUNCHING AS AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY, CARBONATE WAS A DIVISION OF SAN FRANCISCO-BASED AF&CO.
af&co. is an innovative restaurant and hospitality consulting firm. Led by industry veteran Andrew Freeman, also co-founder of Carbonate, af&co. provides strategic media and marketing programs for hotels, restaurants, culinary events and other clients on the west coast. The agency has developed and launched over 100 restaurants and hotels and provided ongoing marketing, public relations, and operations consulting for over 200 others. The team has created unique culinary events of all sizes from intimate dinners to food and wine festivals drawing over 10,000 people. www.afandco.com
In 2019, Andrew Freeman, Candace MacDonald and the af&co. consulting Services team launched Carbonate to continue to expand services from coast to coast.