Global Local Gourmet is a leader in interactive culinary education and experiential food events. We have created programs around the world and have a group of culinary educators, wellness professionals, food artisans, celebrity chefs, nutrition experts, and event vendors we have worked with for over ten years. Through our train the trainer, Master Cooks Corps program, we are able to train chefs the pedagogy of teaching cooking to the novice or seasoned chef. From a cooking party for 12 to a teambuilding event for 100, we have a dedicated staff and partners to serve you.

                        

This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun. –Julia Child

OWNER AND CHIEF CULINARY EDUCATOR BIO

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 Philanthropy and nonprofit management 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 Yale, 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. Global Local Gourmet was birthed to teach the pleasure of cooking and the understanding that we are all connected to the world and to each other through our food choices. Nadine is dedicated to advancing and promoting effective food policy and empowering community activism and serves as has served as the chair of the New Haven Food Policy Council’s Cooking and Food Education Working Group for the last five years.

Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, The New Haven Register, New Haven Independent, Yale Daily amongst media. Nadine has worked behind the scenes in food writing, developing recipes, and creating content, for Zester Daily, PlateOnline Magazine, Farmer’s Almanac, Cooking Matters and for cookbook authors, grocery stores and food co-ops, and brands. In her former life, she was the Dean of Community Relations of a prestigious school in Boston for ten years. She enjoys teaching clients how to cook like a star in their own kitchen where they can cook up delicious adventures far from expected yet close to home. She lives with her daughter in New England. They enjoy traveling, swimming, creating art, and finding adventures in their free time.