A native of St. Lucia, Nina Compton has trained in French, Caribbean and Italian kitchens. She has worked under renowned Chef Daniel Boulud and now lives in Miami where she worked for acclaimed chef Scott Conant. A self-proclaimed "gnocchi queen," Nina always keeps Maldon salt, good olive oil, lemon, calabrese chilies, and either pancetta or guanciale on hand. Nina strongly believes one should enjoy the moment whenever they are cooking.
The Latest from Nina
Nina Compton Launches New Restaurant in New Orleans
Get the scoop on the #TopChef runner-up's new venture opening on June 2!
Nina Compton Is Opening a New Restaurant
The 'Top Chef' competitor dishes on why she's moving back to New Orleans.
Get Nick and Nina's Recipes From the 'Top Chef' Finale
All the details on the finalists' dishes.
After Show: Does Nina Regret Her Chef Picks?
Part I: We find out if Nina Compton regrets picking any of the chefs she chose for her finale team.
After Show: Andy: ‘Nick, Are You A Dick?’
Part II: A caller asks if Nick thinks he was represented fairly on “Top Chef,” then Andy translates to question to a, shall we say, more direct form.
After Show: Sup With the Double Dip?
Part III: A WWHL viewer calls in to ask Nina Compton and Nicholas Elmi why the chefs are always double dipping in their dishes on “Top Chef.”
Stephanie Cmar Calls in LIVE!
“Top Chef” New Orleans Cheftestant Stephanie Cmar calls in to talk with Nina Compton and Nicholas Elmi and reveals which one she hoped would be named Top Chef!