about chris haynes, founder of cbh communications

Since CBH Communications opened its doors just in time to usher in the new millennium with the opening of Aquitaine in the South End (which he launched from Paris, France), Chris Haynes has offered clients a wealth of experience as well as the personal care, attention to detail, and follow-through that larger companies are unable to extend.

Chris combines his expertise in developing and executing special events, openings, and product launches, and obtaining media coverage with longstanding relationships with major members of print and online media in various industries, having forged close editorial contacts locally and nationally. He works closely with his clientele to develop and understand their message and communicate it to a broader audience, freeing them to do what they do best - run their businesses.

In addition to launching the areas top restaurants, hotels and retail outlets, Chris has introduced clients to key media, business and community constituents - helping to raise both their profile and bottom line. Chris has worked successfully with single location, farm-to-table restaurants and restaurant groups with multiple properties.

He has helped open chef and restaurateur's first restaurants including Barbara Lynch, No. 9 PARK; Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery; Garrett Harker, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks; Ana Sortun of Oleana, as well as Seth Woods with the opening of the Aquitaine – a client he still has today. Chris also has opened many of Greater Boston's premier retail destinations including Marc Jacobs, Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade, Nanette Lepore and many more!

From New York and Paris, Chris worked at PR firms following his graduation with honors from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 1994. He also worked as an editor at PR Newswire, a national news distribution service.

Among Chris' passions are exploring food and fashion around the world. A few of the favorite places he's visited and was inspired by include: Buenos Aires, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm, Shanghai, Lana'i, Columbia, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Hong Kong and an adventure down the Amazon in Brazil.


  • Marc Jacobs
  • Gaslight
  • Sunset Grill
  • No 9 Park
  • Stella
  • Equinox
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Legal Sea Foods
  • Ted Baker

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