boutique hospitality with a personal touch

diaz • schloss communications is a premier public relations + marketing agency for hospitality and the food + beverage business sector, representing: top chefs, restaurants, hotels, spirits, wine stores,  stemware, food products and more—both regionally and nationally. We've also worked with non-profit + educational institutions such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The French Culinary Institute (now International Culinary Center) and Montclair Food + Wine Festival. 


We've built a reputation for excelling at the toughest part of PR: getting consistent, positive, compelling national, regional, local + hyperlocal attention for our clients.


We are dedicated to keeping you competitive, professional + noteworthy.


dsc relocated from New York to Montclair, NJ in 1996, paving the way for media receptivity and an appreciative audience for food + beverage news coverage just 12 miles west of the Hudson.


From the launch of new chefs ... to the branding and agenting of celebrity wine, spirits and industry pros ... introducing new product lines, cookbooks, restaurants and even PBS series ... social networking, website content and monitoring online chatter ... you can trust dsc to position you correctly, attractively, intelligently. 


Our smart, persistent, proactive performance over the past 25 years allows us to quickly and correctly assess client needs and meet them successfully. Our team thrives on establishing unique, long-term client and press relationships, and takes pride in molding + presenting clients as brands sought out by media.  


Let dsc show you how we exceed client expectations for retail wine and food companies, one-off and multiple restaurants, chefs, cookbook authors; wine writers; food + beverage products and personalities ... even fitness studios, and so much more. From concept consultation to creative, professionally handled strategies and partnerships, we'll help you liaison with and utilize mainstream and digital media to bring your story to consumer and trade audiences.


Give us a call. 973-509-1912. Always happy to connect.



dsc in the NEWS


The Montclair Girl

23 Montclair Women to Watch in 2023


New York Post


Montclair in the Only Suburb True New Yorkers Will Even Consider


Restaurant Business
What's Eating Your Publicist? Interview with Karen Schloss


ROI-NJ Influencers: Food & Beverage

"A public relations person on a food list? You better believe it. Schloss Diaz is a key figure in the industry. Her efforts have helped Montclair build its reputation with foodies. “I think what she’s done on the PR side is incredible,” one insider said. “She’s helped a lot of restaurants get on the map. She’s helping to promote Montclair as a place to go. She has helped make Montclair a foodie place.”



For businesswoman, women’s march was about more than feminism; it was about health care and her company:

Interview with Karen Schloss

Profile: Karen Schloss Diaz


Modern Restaurant Management
Restaurant Experts' 2021 Outlook, Part 2 Interview with Karen Schloss

"As far as trends, all that started in the pandemic will continue into 2021 and beyond — curbside pickup, QR codes for menus, family meals to go. Also, many will continue to sell produce, dairy and other products they can source from purveyors and run mini-markets — selling their breads, sauces, donut kits, etc."