Nicole Gaffney

Nicole Gaffney, 29 (Atlantic City), isn’t just another personal chef — her magnetic personality and innate culinary talent set her apart from the crowd. She grew up cooking with her Sicilian grandparents and comes from a family of commercial fishermen, and her "coastal cuisine" take on food is heavily influenced by her family and growing up in a seaside town. The kitchen is her retreat, and a career in food has always been her dream.