Natalie Nieves

"Food is embedded in my DNA," as a child, I started cooking in the kitchen with my father. We prepared slow cooked meals, toiling with proteins and spices, for over 9 hours a day — this was our sanctuary, our tradition, this was my childhood; beautiful memories triggered by textures, flavors and scents. In my adult years, I traveled the world to discover culture through food. Sometimes hindered by language, food was the barrier. 

 

 

After traveling the world, I found myself in France driven by my childhood recollections. Paris was my guide — a buttery world of salted baguette and beef madrilène. It was in Paris where I further explored my culinary palette and talents. Determined to study from the best, I trained under world renowned pastry chefs: Pierre Hermé, Dominique Ansel, and Gregory Marchand. 

Education:

Cordon Bleu Paris 

Grand Diplome French Cuisine and Patisserie 

Skills:

Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and French

Experience:

Kosher Cuisine

Gluten Free

Paleo