Meet The Chef & The Dish Team
FOUNDER & CEO
The Chef & The Dish is founded by Jenn Nicken and supported through a network of passionate food lovers around the world.
Jenn was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and has lived in Los Angeles, New York City, and now makes Toronto her home.
Her work focused in the entertainment and technology industries, developing high profile programs for companies like Apple, ABC, NBC, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Discovery, Food Network, Disney, Universal, Sony, and revolutionary product launches for iPod, iTunes, and Mac.
While working as the Head of Marketing for the Entertainment Division of Apple/iTunes in Canada, she realized she was longing over her passion for food and adventure. That passion brought her to amazing places. She's traveled to taste (and make!) the pastas of Italy, curries of Thailand, pretzels of Germany, fish and chips of England, meatpies of Australia, tikkas of India, dumplings of China, macaroons of France, Quesillos of Nicaragua...
Throughout her travels, she learned to cook with others - which became inspiration. The Chef & The Dish was created to share cooking-together moments, cultures, traditions, and delicious food far and wide. She wanted everyone to taste authentic flavours and transport themselves for the day. To connect kitchens, pass down recipes, and bring the world closer, one meal at a time.
Her favourite food is still from her hometown of Buffalo - ordered as "Chicken Wings, extra crispy, hot, blue cheese, and extra hot sauce on the side".
She would love to hear from you. Drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"This experience was one of our most fun anniversaries ever."
I booked the All Around Naples cooking class for my 21st anniversary thinking it was just going to be a consolation for not being able to go out because we are in shelter in place. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This experience was one of our most fun anniversaries ever.
Our chef, who zoomed in from Italy, transported us to one of our favorite places. She was an absolute pro at directing us in our kitchen and we ended up with the most fabulous, delicious meal after a super fun and productive session in the kitchen. We can’t wait to book our chef, Carlotta Martinelli, again and try one of her other menus. I just want all my friends to take one of these classes! You will not be disappointed. Delicious, educational and really fun! Grab friends, book a class and see for yourself.
- Aimee Woodruff