Erin Archuleta co-owns the award-winning company, ICHI Dozo Restaurant Group and previously held the position of Director of Field Operations and Strategy for the literacy nonprofit 826 National.

Erin offers a strong background in business, public relations, and the San Francisco food community. She is a co-founder of the Mission Bernal Merchants Association, and is a Trustee of the City of San Francisco, as a graduate of the Leadership San Francisco 2012 class. Erin is a board member of The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.

In her Field Operations and Strategy role, Erin fostered partnerships with key stakeholders, agencies, business partners, and the public. Examples of these relationships include: The United States Department of Education, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, The Hands On Network, Creative Artists Agency, Target Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Google, Square, WGBH Boston, JanSport, The Coalition for Science After School, and Microsoft. In her role with ICHI, she maintained relationships with clients including Google, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pixar. 

Erin is a native of Flint, Michigan and received her BA in Secondary Education from Western Michigan University. She is a graduate of the Lee Honors College.


San Francisco Small Business Award, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, 2014
Top 100 Restaurants, The San Francisco Chronicle, 2015, 2014
Alumni Achievement Award, Western Michigan University, Department of English, 2014

America's Top Restaurants, Zagat 2013
Bay Area Top 20 Restaurants, Zagat 2013
Louis Vuitton City Guide: San Francisco, 2013
Lonely Planet: San Francisco + Encounter, 2013, 2012, 2011
The Big Eat Best of SF, 7x7 2014, 2013, 2012
Eater 38: The 38 Essential Restaurants, Eater SF 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Panelist: Evolving Cities, Evolving Restaurants, CUESA, 2015
Panelist: A Restaurateur's Perspective, OpenTable National Conference, 2015
Panelist: Launching a Food-Related Business in the Bay, Startup House and Peerspace, 2014
Graduate, Leadership San Francisco: Trusteeship of the City of San Francisco, 2012
Presenter: The History of Sushi, Golden Gate Restaurant Association Industry Conference, SF, 2015
Presenter: Small Business Start-Up from Scratch, City College San Francisco, 2015
Presenter: Social Media Best Practices and Missteps, San Francisco State University, 2015
Presenter: Scalability and Replicability, The GES, Northwestern University, 2012
Participant: In Minority Leader Pelosi's American Jobs Act Community Roundtable, SF, 2011
Nominee, Women's Initiative Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2011, 2010
Panelist: Target Plenary at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, NOLA, 2011
César Chávez Peace Award, Everett Middle School, 2007 and 2008
Moonbeam Spirit Childhood Wellness Award for Children’s Literature, Exactly, 826 Valencia, 2007
Guest Implementor: Storytelling & Bookmaking Program, US Virgin Islands Public Libraries, 2005