Chef Partners

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

We are pleased to announce our new Chef Partner, Dominick Maietta, the Chef de Cuisine for Coqueta in San Francisco. Chef Maietta was born and raised in the Bronx, and his family has been in the restaurant business since the 1940’s. He attended culinary school when he was 22, and has been working his way up ever since. He deeply believes in WITS’ message of health – he realized that with his 12 – 16 hour work days, he really had to look at food as fuel.

When asked why he wanted to get involved with WITS, he says, “I was looking to volunteer on my off days specifically with a school program. Thanks to Instagram, I saw my culinary school was partnering with WITS, and I was intrigued. I did some research and found they had a West Coast operation in the Bay Area. What has stood out to me so far is the dedication WITS has for helping students connect the dots – from the farm to the cutting board to tasting the finished product. It is such a well-rounded approach to teaching kids about food.” We’re lucky to have Chef Dominick as part of our team!