About the Chef

About the Chef

My name is Nicole and I have been working in the culinary industry for 12 years! I fell in love with food and cooking and, after graduating from the University of Colorado, I followed that passion to culinary school at The Art Institute. As a pastry student I was exposed to a variety of culinary professions including catering, in addition to cakes and pastries. After culinary school I continued to gain experience in event planning and catering while laying down the roots for Smiles with Salt as a personal chef and catering business. I started Smiles with Salt in 2014 and have loved preparing high quality food for special events and weekly meals!