Chef Nadine Nelson, Queen of Cuisine, is the chef and owner 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, New York, and Boston and brings a global perspective to seasonal food. She is a cooking instructor, writer, recipe developer/tester and food consultant. She is also the proud mother of Soleil a precocious 3 year old that loves lobster, is a food snob, eats her greens, loves to garden, go to the beach, and hanging out with her mom in the kitchen.
Heather Watkins Jones is the Foodie Princess. She is a professionally trained chef, cooking instructor, writer, and recipe tester/developer. She is the creator of The Blacker The Berry Food, a website that profiles some of the best and brightest African-Americans in the world of Food today. When she is not ripping apart her century old home in South Jersey with her husband (Jonesy) or chasing after her two little girls (The ASD kid and Rebel Ray) you can find her at Project Foodie , where she is a contributing editor. She teaches cooking classes to at-risk youth in her community, test and develop recipes for fellow food professionals and corporate brands. She also writes for Edible Jersey magazine and has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Radio.
Phoebe K. Flemming is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with extensive experience in menu and recipe development. She has worked with schools, daycares, elder meal plans, and private clients with various needs. She has always focused on providing the freshest, healthiest foods possible to clients. From recipe makeovers to new creations, Phoebe has a lot of insight into how to meet meal guidelines for various regulations. Most importantly, she wants consumers to enjoy the end result. With experience as a Master Urban Gardener and President of South Boston Grows (a non-profit devoted to growing food in urban areas of need), she also understands the importance but the challenges of providing local food. With a mission to provide healthy food to youth and families in urban areas of need, South Boston Grows has been a passion turned reality. By working with children of all ages to grow and prepare food in their urban neighborhood, she sees the importance of providing new and exciting foods in different ways. In addition to running a small grassroots non-profit, Phoebe consults with Head Start, senior centers, day programs and various kitchens in Boston and NYC that provide school and childcare meals. Working with Nadine has been a wonderful experience not only because they are good friends and enjoy sharing meal preparation and eating together but because of their devotion to healthy, local, delicious food!