With offices in LA + SF, we are boutique by nature but encompassing in approach. More than a traditional public relations agency, carvingblock represents an ‘in-house’ answer to dynamic and elevated client/media relations, responsive communications and synergistic scoping - allowing our clients to feel ahead of the curve and on-the-pulse with the people, companies, and communities that matter most.
At carvingblock we help brands of all kinds share their story authentically. We are impassioned about hospitality + believe in the power of the unconventional. We couple expertise in brand alignment with experiential storytelling. Let’s craft something dynamic. A custom scope with our clients can include:
public relations + media communications
brand partnerships + collaborations
concept consultation + positioning
press kit + web development
social + digital content creation/management
creative services/graphic design
Committed to providing our clients the highest quality program, CarvingBlock is consciously driven to share our brands with a vast community of tastemakers, media, VIPs, and oF-THE-MOMENT consumers. Our distinct approach is motivated by the following core values:
Effective + Creative Storytelling
GOAL-BASED Customized Campaigns + Brand Identity
Alignment With Unique, Progressive Partners + Like-Minded collaborators
Forging unparalleled media + client RelationshipS
We are proud members of the next creative class – each of our programs are rooted by curation, community and connection. We champion brands to reach the next level; improving traditional public relation efforts by creating narratives that enhance the way you interact with your audience. Our process is one of collaboration – an opportunity to bring together brands, media + strategic partners to build synergies and strengthen valuable communications for our clients.
Born into a family tenured in the restaurant community and with an innate attraction to all things food, Max has been drawn to the hospitality and culinary industries his entire life. A Los Angeles native, he attended Pitzer College, graduating with a double degree in sociology and media studies. In addition to helming carvingblock, Max co-hosts Tastemade's first talkshow-cum-podcast, table setting - which launched in 2019 and looks at how kitchen and culture collide - and acts as the Culinary Liaison for Los Angeles Times’ collection of food festivalS.
Past & Present Clients:
Blue Ribbon Restaurants
BOURBON STEAK Los Angeles
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Coachella Music and Arts Festival
Coastal Luxury Management
diageo 'beyond the pour'
employees only LA
ETA Highland Park
grand central market
Innovative Dining Group (IDG)
LA Food Fest
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Los Angeles Times' FOOD BOWL
Los Angeles Times' TASTE
Melrose Umbrella Concepts
Mezcal El Silencio
new school consulting
Off the menu co.
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival
Stuff'd Dumpling Shop
The Greyhound Bar & Grill
the madera group
the tender fest
Vegan Beer & Food Festival