What’s happening Beautiful People! I’m Nico Shumpert, a private chef & culinary influencer born and raised in St.Louis, MO.
My culinary curiosity sprouted early. As child I can recall asking why “do this” or “add that” when baking with my grandma or watching my mom cook dinner for the family. The science of food, cooking with all 5 senses and sharing the dining experience still excites that inquisitive little boy exploring in my matriarch’s kitchens.
Since graduating from L'Ecole Culinaire in 2011, I have been on quite the culinary journey. To start, I trained under a James Beard Award-winning chef at Sidney Street Cafe, sprinkle several fulfilling opportunities in the middle, and eventually worked up to a leadership role with the acclaimed Kaldi’s Coffee Co.
I believe sharing a meal is an intimate interaction that we often take for granted. My goal is to get people back to the table, build an appreciation for atypical food, and equip my followers with practical knowledge that can take an everyday meal from Okay to Oh My!
These days you can find me entertaining my devout foodie followers on social media or hosting pop-ups & private dinner parties around the country.
When I’m not feeding people you can find me gaming, making content or loving on my wife Ebony, my son Camden and my daughter Kendall.
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