Chef Partners

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

Meet our new WITS Chef Partner, Naama Tamir! Born and raised in Rehovot, Israel, Naama is now co-owner of Lighthouse in South Williamsburg, a sustainable, socially responsible, and forward-thinking restaurant. Naama brings her background in hospitality along with a passion for education to her work and contributes to many projects and organizations such as Slow Food, NYC Food Policy Center, Institute Food Tank, the James Beard Foundation, and the women-empowered leadership project We Chef. Naama and her team came to our gala in 2022 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art serving a delicious squash and labne dish. Naama, we can’t wait to work with you this year in our schools and for your expertise and delicious, healthy creations to be enjoyed by students across New York City. Wellness in the Schools, as well as the NYC restaurant community, is lucky to have you.