Chef Nadine Nelson, Green Queen of Cuisine, is the eco chef and social entrepreneur of Global Local Gourmet, a roving community supported kitchen. Chef Nadine was born in Toronto, Canada of Jamaican Heritage. She has always loved cooking and her vegetables. She has studied the culinary arts in Paris at the Ritz Escoffier, has a certificate in food styling from the New School and a certificate in fundraising and philanthropy from New York Universtiy in New York, and earned a teaching degree from Tufts University in Boston, consequently she brings a worldly perspective to seasonal food.
She is a social activist, cooking instructor, chef, writer, recipe developer/tester, food consultant, experiential epicurean event producer and culinary artist. She is an expert in interactive cuisine and has worked with such clients as Harvard University, The Apollo Theater, the City of New Haven, Boston Office of Conventions and Tourism, The National Park Service, The Food Project, Disney, Bain and Company, Columbia University, International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the Tobago Jazz Festival designing and delivering cooking classes, culinary team building, wellness workshops, culinary tours, and epicurean event planning.
MacArthur Genius Will Allen, Executive Director of sustainable giant Growing Power said of her work "I have been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, but I have never seen people having the community come together and cook their meal together, that was something new. That put New Haven on the Map. The organizer is ingenious". Nadine has been privileged to cook for various celebrities and dignitaries. She enjoys making you a star in your own kitchen where you can cook up delicious adventures far from expected yet close to home.