Dominica Rice-Cisneros is a chef, entrepreneur, mother, wife, community activist, and urban gardener who believes that every single person deserves access to high-quality foods. She honed her fine dining skills over the course of her 30+ year career, where she spent six years working closely with her mentor, Chef Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, interned with Chef Alex Lee at restaurant Danielle in the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC, and Chef Antonio Rivera in Mexico City. In 2011, she opened her own restaurant, Cosecha, in Oakland. In 2017, Dominica was inducted into the Les Dames d’Escoffier, San Francisco, a philanthropic group of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality and named one of the “Female Titans of the Bay Area Food Scene” by Eater. She continues to be a champion for having more women of all ages and stages of life in the restaurant industry.