Chef Partners

Meet our Chef Partners. They are the
special sauce of our Cook for Kids program.

Chef Raquel graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education after completing her externship at Le Bernardin.

In 2009, Chef Raquel created A Pinch of Salt, which offers hands-on cooking instruction focused on healthy, delicious meals. Chef Raquel’s commitment to healthy cooking was recognized both near and far, leading to an invitation to the South Lawn for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign. She then joined Wellness in the Schools as a WITS Chef, and worked with us for several years.

Chef Raquel is passionate about helping start up food entrepreneurs succeed. She consults, provides ServSafe training and culinary training for small businesses in Fairfield County. She can also be found doing cooking demos, workshops and classes for The Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative, local organizations, recreational centers, food pantries and senior centers.