Nicki has been a culinary instructor for over a decade, teaching both public and private classes in a variety of themes and techniques.
Nicki has a Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts from the French Culinary Institute (now called the International Culinary Center). In 2006, she was awarded the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Organic Scholarship due to her passion for sustainable cuisine. She has a BA in Anthropology from Colorado College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and two daughters.