about us

It’s simple, do what you love!

Since 1995, Maite Gomez-Rejón has worked in the Education Departments of such renowned museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Getty Villa and LACMA, and has taught art history at the college level.  As a private chef, she has catered for rock stars (Aerosmith, KISS), celebrities (Bruce Willis) and private parties for New York luminaries and non-profit organizations. 

A native of South Texas, Maite earned a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  After graduate school, she moved to New York City and began her career in museum education.  It was here that her interest in culinary history began and thereupon completed the Culinary Arts Program at the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute) followed by on-the-job training in restaurant kitchens in France and Mexico. 

In 2003, Maite combined her love of fine art and culinary art in a class she designed for the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled Art and Food:  Looking and Cooking.  There, she traced the history of food as seen through the museum’s collection and topped it off with a cooking component.  It was a resounding success, and she has since been invited as guest lecturer to schools, universities and cultural centers across the country, most notably the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Norton Simon Museum of Art and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas.

Often described as a cross between Rachael Ray and Sister Wendy, Maite founded ArtBites in 2007 in an effort to combine her two passions.  Her blog, Cooking Art History, appears in The Huffington Post.

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