Our Mission

High Quality Goods

Innovative Services

Worforce & Management Training
E.A.T. w/Culinary Professionals delivers creative food experiences by offering quality goods, innovative services, culinary workforce training and management with specific focus on economic development in underserved communities.
Who We Are
How we started
E.A.T. w/ Culinary Professionals Inc. was established in 2010 in Manhattan by award-winning chef, James Peterson, but our journey began decades earlier. James Peterson has spent his 40-year career in the culinary industry with a passionate devotion not only to food, but to bringing others along in his pursuit of excellence. A true entrepreneur, he has spent his life working tirelessly to provide opportunities and advancement in the food service industry for inner city individuals and minority businesses.
Our Journey
Mr. James Peterson is the founder, CEO and owner of E.A.T. W/Culinary Professionals, Inc. His mission is to deliver creative food experiences to his clients by offering quality goods, innovative services and culinary workforce training and management, with specific focus on economic development in underserved communities.

James is an accomplished chef with 35+ years of experience, who has honed his culinary skills in prestigious five-star restaurants and hotels such as Helmsley’s Park Lane, Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott. He has had experience with leading food companies including Canteen Corporation, Sodexo Marriott and Restaurant Associates.

With over 100 years of experience between the key officers, E.A.T. understands the importance of a strong management team. The strength of our management staff positions us for success in any foodservice operation.

We have been able to inspire, train and create economic opportunities for the next generation of food service professionals.
Where We Are Today
Today we have a diverse list of clients spanning Fortune 100 companies to governmental agencies in New York City and across the state of New York. We find it vital to work with the agencies that reach our most vulnerable populations, by providing goods and services that are truly lifelines. We are especially proud that our founder, James Peterson has realized his dream to make a real impact through his love of food, family, and community.
Our Clients