Our Experts

Meet our industry experts, a passionate and talented pool of seasoned professionals who have made the hospitality industry their home. NECG is pleased to introduce you to this dynamic team who will take your company from Dirt-to-Digital.

Linda Kavanagh
MaxEx Public Relations, LLC
PR / Marketing / Social Media

Linda is the co-founder of the New England Culinary Group.

Having worked her way through the exciting hospitality world, including stints as a chef, bartender, catering director, and every other life-affirming task that draws one into the hospitality industry forever, Linda left the kitchen side of the business and transitioned into being a supporter of the industry - trading her apron in for the almighty press release.

Linda’s first client was South Norwalk’s, now uber-popular, Barcelona Restaurant. “It was their first restaurant in the company and my first PR client on my own after leaving my New York firm in 1997, “she recalls. And the rest is history as Barcelona went on to be one of the biggest restaurant success stories in Connecticut and MaxEx became the go-to firm for restaurants and chefs looking to make a name for themselves.

MaxEx has worked with over 300 Connecticut and New York restaurants to date, as well as a myriad of spirit brands and consumer products. Linda has led media tours throughout Friuli-Venezia Giulia Italy, cooked across America touting Ghirardelli Chocolate’s baking line, and hosted Side Dish, the Allied Domecq / Pernod Ricard sponsored food and wine radio show on COX Media for three years.

Linda is an accomplished food and travel writer, contributing to such regional and national publications as Venü Magazine and Food & Beverage International.

MaxEx PR is the management for Norwalk Nowa collaborative marketing organization where Norwalk businesses come together to promote their business, each other's business, and ultimately, the coastal city of Norwalk. 

MaxEx Public Relations, LLC has the wonderful fortune to work with so many talented restaurateurs and industry professionals. View Client List