In 2015, Cindy Race became the operating partner of Foley and Fitzgerald.
Cindy Race grew up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, where she started her restaurant career at the age of 14 at the local tavern and inn. At the age of 16, Cindy started an apprenticeship program at The Old Mill Restaurant in South Egremont, MA. Terry Moore, owner and Cindy's mentor took her under his wing and Cindy credits him with teaching her the culinary basics as well as understanding that everything in life is detail oriented. After restaurant stints around the country including kitchen manager, executive chef and owner, Cindy settled in the Bay Area in 1994.
After 17 years, Cindy left the restaurant industry to private chef for a high profile client, allowing her to focus on hand-picking ingredients and gracious service. In 1997, she and a business partner founded Four Star Private Chefs and for 10 years they successfully matched private chefs and clients. Cindy sold her share of Four Star in 2007 and opened Cindy Race, Private Chef Services, a company to help private chefs find clients in the Bay Area.
A big part of Cindy's culinary career included teaching cooking classes around the Bay Area to culinary enthusiasts. For 15 years, she enjoyed showing students how to use a recipe as a road map, gain confidence in the kitchen, and be more creative. Cindy has taught at Draeger's on the peninsula, Ramekins in Sonoma, and Casalana in Calistoga. Cindy is also involved with C.H.E.F.S. and additionally shares her hard-won expertise with students. She also donates her culinary talents to silent auctions for schools around the Bay Area.
"By combining my culinary experience and placement knowledge, I feel I am able to use all of my skills at the same time."
Cindy Race, Partner and Executive Recruiter