EAT WITH ME.
M.Maya’s interest in hospitality initially began with her passion for cooking. Starting out as a stage at Suzanne Goin’s restaurant at 15 years old, Lucques, Maya subsequently discovered that her interests extended more broadly, including many different aspects of hospitality, technology and service.
While attending Yale University as a full-time student, Maya conceptualized and established Sugar&Salt and worked full time as a line-chef at Rustica Sourdough Bakery in Melbourne, Australia while studying abroad in the spring of 2017. After receiving a B.A. in art history at Yale University in New Haven CT, Maya moved back to join John Kolaski (former President of Disruptive Restaurant Group at SBE) as a Corporate Operations Manager and founding member of his new restaurant group, K2 Restaurants. More recently, Maya moved to London to work at the intersection of hospitality and technology at REEF. She is also developing a suite of apps for back of house restaurant operations in her free time.
Fun Fact: Sweet and Salty is Maya's favorite combination, hence the title of the Pop-Up: Sugar&Salt