Chef Nadine was born in Vallejo, California, and moved to Charleston, SC when she was thirteen. She grew up amidst a family of chefs and says she gets her passion for cooking from them and from wonderful mentors along her journey. Her favorite things to cook are sauces and soups because she loves to “start from scratch, adding layers of ingredients to create a multitude of flavors.” Nadine grew up with the mantra of “heritage cooking at its best,” coming from her family’s soul food restaurant in South Carolina. She enjoys bringing that ideal to the world of authentic Italian cooking.
In her “free time,” she is the vice president of a non profit women’s organization called “Inspired by You, Women on the Move.” The goals of the group are to support, encourage, and raise resources to help women become successful in their own business.