Sir Rocha Says debut in Post Rochester Spring 2017 Issue

 Photography:  Hannah Betts

Photography: Hannah Betts

So happy to share my debut in the newest issue of Post Magazine. Blown away by the photos by Hannah Betts Photography & my story captured by Jen Brunett. Pick up your copy at your local Wegmans & Hart's Local Grocers. Never stop sharing your passion or heart with the world! 


POST is a quarterly magazine published in Rochester, New York. They tell the hidden and untold story of Rochester's innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, dreamers, and doers. This is how they see Rochester- a parade of people, ideas, talent, and passion that is too inspiring not to share."

They want to reflect all of our city- the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly. This is our city- this is Rochester.

Source: Post Rochester 

Listen to the WHAM1180 Food & Wine Show on Jan. 7th with Sir Rocha Says

In early January, I had the absolute pleasure of filling in as a guest host for #sauceboss Paul Guglielmo's WHAM 1180 Food & Wine show. Pauly was enjoying his honeymoon and needed a fill-in for the January 7th show. Hope we did you PROUD Pauly! 

I invited fellow bloggers in the Rochester area, Sarah Potter from The Pastiche and Mackenzie Piccareto from Mackenzie's Table. You'll hear us dish on our #ROC Bucketlist for 2017 of local places to try: Brunch spots, Asian food spots, happy hour with your homegirls and more! Click on this link to hear about the places we will be checking out in 2017! 

Sir Rocha Says Featured in the Inaugural Launch of ROC Our City

 Photo Credit: ROC Our City 

Photo Credit: ROC Our City 


ROC Our City is a website that features interviews with those whose personal and professional journeys represent the best of Rochester; bold, authentic, and driven. Our goal is to shed light on their stories so that we can better understand the beauty that surrounds us: the way we live, learn, and grow, together, within this city.

In sharing their lives with us, and you, ROC Our City is not just another love letter to Rochester, it is an homage those who make this city resilient, close-knit, and forward thinking. Inspired by all things Rochester, both past and present, we hope to inspire others the same way the people of this city continue to inspire us.

So honored to be featured for in the launch of ROC Our City! Go Rochester! 


Sir Rocha Says, Rochester Beer Gals turn 2 together

In November 2016, Sir Rocha Says and the Rochester Beer Gals got to sit down with D&C reporter Will Cleveland to share our mutual love for Rochester and details about our 2 Year Anniversary Party! Will captured our sentiment beautifully and we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to be featured in the Democrat & Chronicle paper. Click on the link here to read. 

Sir Rocha Says wins 'Best Local Twitter' in Roc City News!

So proud to share that I won Rochester City Newspaper's Best of Rochester 2016 for Best Local Twitter! I was nominated across 4 categories: Best Local Website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! It was an honor to be in the same category with many locals who are making an impact here in Rochester. Thank you to everyone who voted and for your endless support. Let's continue to shine our light on Rochester. 

Photo Credit: Michael Hanlon

Featured as part of D&C "Celebrating Rochester's food scene"

This past summer, I had the opportunity to bake bread with 7 influencers in the Rochester Food Scene. This was orchestrated by Tracy Schuhmacher from the D&C. We shared our back story, our passion for the industry, and where we thought Rochester was heading. 

This story was part of the premium edition in September for the D&C. They had a beautiful spread containing scrumptious places to eat, dining out, local beers to try, and much more.

Make sure your click on the link to read



RAF's 20 Minutes & A Beer, Speaker Sir Rocha Says

 Photo by  Rich Brainerd

Photo by Rich Brainerd

In April 2016, I had the privilege of serving as the guest speaker at the RAF (Rochester Advertising Federation) 20 Minutes & a Beer event. The RAF is a local organization that advocates for exposing our community to new creative ideas and experiences that will inspire us. Each month the RAF hosts a monthly event at Good Luck restaurant, where the featured presenter will share about a topic they are passionate about, while guests enjoy a beer or cocktail while listening in. It is open for anyone who aspires to learn more about marketing, so make sure to join the next one!  I shared 5 Ways To Grow Your Blog Like A Boss. 

Over 100+ people came to listen and the house was packed! It was such an incredible experience and I felt proud to share my passion & personal story as a way to inspire others to chase after their creativity. Thanks for having me RAF! Read their blog post, here. 


Q&A Interview with ROC Girl Gang

Exploring Rochester One Bite At A Time with Sir Rocha Says

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed for the Roc Girl Gang. Roc Girl Gang was founded by a local graphic designer and creative Sarah Knight. She wanted to set up a place where we could feature local creatives and their work, host giveaways & create a space to support, encourage and inspire one another. Go Sarah! Each week they feature a new lady boss, and I was featured this week! Please click on the link to read about what inspired me to begin Sir Rocha Says and see the awesome photos taken by photographer Emily Patten

Sir Rocha Says releases 3rd publication in Accent Magazine

My third publication in the Spring/Summer issue of Mann's Jewelers Accent Magazine was released in April 2016. You can read about the 5 local classes to discover your inner...Barista, Bartender, Vegan Chef, Brewmaster, and Cheesemaker. I also wrote an extended feature on 7 classes. 

Twice a year, Mann's Jewelers issues a lifestyle magazine that spans outside of just jewelry with articles that speak to local food spots, cocktails, travel, people, fashion, and so on. It is a beautifully crafted magazine and you can actually pick up a free copy at your local Wegmans or in-store at Mann's. Click on the image below to access. Happy reading! 

Featured on WXXI News, Monetizing Creativity

This story by Greg Pokriki is part of a journalism collaboration between WXXI and St. John Fisher College, giving aspiring student journalists the opportunity to report on and create stories for WXXI listeners, viewers, readers. Read more to hear about how myself and others look for ways to monetize creatively to avoid sacrificing our credibility or brand.