Nicole Pederson


About Nicole Pederson

Chef Nicole Pederson Director of Culinary Arts at Center on Halsted, is head teaching chef of Silver Fork, a 9-week intensive training and job readiness program for LGBTQ community members and allies interested in pursuing employment in the culinary arts (Click here to learn more about Silver Fork). Nicole co-leads the program as the Director of Culinary Arts at Center on Halsted alongside Cindy Mojica, Culinary Arts Instructor. Nicole spent years in the culinary industry as a chef for many well-acclaimed kitchens.

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