Nikki operates 24 Prince Restaurant in New York City as the chef and co-owner. Trained for many years in back of house and in front of house operations with great chefs like Jean-Georges, Shaun Doty and Anne Quatrano, Nikki believes a great chef must understand how to run a business as well as possess outstanding cooking skills. She is also a certified sommelier with extensive wine knowledge. Nikki loves not being restricted to any one particular cuisine and experiments with flavors and ingredients from all over the world. She considers growing up in New York to be the best culinary education one can obtain and says her family and friends constantly tease her about how passionate she is about food. Her future plans are to expand her restaurant group with several new concepts.
The Latest from Nikki
Nikki Nixed, pt.1
Though Nikki was eliminated, she remains proud that she made it this far.
It's a beautiful day for a wedding but in the kitchen, it's war!
Nikki Nixed, pt.2
Nikki shares who she feels should have gone home.
Beer + Stew Room = Smack Talk
The chefs have a heated discussion about which team had the winning dish.
Nikki's Life Story
Find out more about Nikki really, really quickly.
Nikki's Top Tip
Nikki's advice is to use sharp knives
Get To Know Nikki
Learn more about Nikki as she cuts, boils, and juliennes her way to becoming Top Chef.