We love food.
We work hard.
We have fun doing
what we do.
Eat Drink Media Group was formed in 2017 by Raph Brickman and Matt Morello, two friends who had enjoyed lengthy success as a food photographer & designer and a chef & restaurant owner respectively. Aside from sharing a great interest in great food, their skills and instincts for launching brands meshed well. It was, as we say in the business, a fine pairing. In 2020, Rich Batt and Matt Robinson joined the team to add more expertise and services to our arsenal.
In just a few years, we have attracted numerous clients in the food, beverage, restaurant and newly emerging cannabis industry. We have built a reputation for delivering strong brand concepts and content at a reasonable cost by working out of our home offices and keeping overhead low.
We have a lot in common with our clients. We love food. We work hard. We have fun doing what we do. But most importantly, we share a passion for creating something special; an art form that draws people in and elevates an experience. Just like you, we put great care and attention into our product and pay extra care and attention to our clientele.
Meet The Team
Founder/Director of Consulting, Research and Innovation
It’s not often you find a branding firm with a successful Michelin-trained chef and restaurant owner at the helm. But Matt Morello is “our special sauce,” an industry veteran who brings vast food knowledge and entrepreneurial experience to helping our clients achieve their vision and see new opportunities. With his Morello Hospitality Group, Matt was the chef and/or owner of such acclaimed restaurants as Elm Square Oyster Co., Brasserie 28, The Andover Inn at Phillips Academy, Gracious Host Catering and Savour Kitchen. In addition, he developed his own line of “Compliment” hot sauces for bivalves and served as chief consultant for Town Market in Andover. In recent years, he was the opening chef for Revolutionary Clinics, where he created the recipes, brands and packaging for over 30 different cannabis products. Today, Matt serves our clients a menu of everything from market analysis and concept testing to product innovation and recipe development.
Partner/Director of Strategy, Content and Copy
After 25 years as an ad agency Creative Director or Copywriter on accounts ranging from consumer brands to healthcare companies, Rich joined our firm to combine his passion for brand building with his love of cooking and food. His creativity extends to campaign concepting, product naming, event planning, copywriting and story telling across all channels and formats, from print and packaging to websites and video. His food and hospitality experience includes creating campaigns and content for Pace Foods, Temazcal Restaurants, St. Regis and Encore Boston Harbor, including Encore’s nine restaurants. Over the course of his career, Rich has also been involved in brand strategizing, and helps our clients develop their own distinctive strategy from positioning and messaging to personality. Out of that strategy, he creates compelling concepts, content and copy that sells any food like hot cakes.
Founder/Director of Design and Photography
On the shelves, in the towns, and across the pages of websites, catalogs and menus all around Boston and beyond, Raph’s designs and photography have captured the attention and devotion of our clients’ customers. His concepts set a tone, suggest an experience and always encourage a taste. His food industry experience spans over 25 years, first as a designer on the Stop and Shop and Giant Eagle supermarket accounts, later as an art director for magazines that cover local restaurants, and recently as a freelance designer for such accounts as Belgium’s Chocolate Source, Elm Square Oyster Co. and Revolutionary Clinics/Licit Brands (yes, we count edibles as food!). Raph takes pride in transforming our clients’ brands into stunning visuals that appeal on visceral and emotional levels. Whether playful or elegant, his designs are always as tasteful as our client’s products.
Partner/Director of Public Relations and Social Media
If you could sum up Matt in one word it would be “prolific”. He is a writer, editor, publisher and content producer with over 20 years of experience. In addition to writing more than 5,000 editorial pieces, Matt has executed communications and public relations programs for scores of clients, including many restaurants, chefs, food producers and purveyors. He has also contributed articles (including his popular chef interview column known as “Chef Chat”) to international publications and regularly appears on WBZ promoting hundreds of restaurants as well as people and products in the food space. Between his strong relationships with media outlets and his knack for developing newsworthy press releases, share-worthy social media content and buzz-worthy publicity events, Matt helps our clients get noticed, heard and on everyone’s lips.