Nikki Martin is a finalist on Season 8 of Food Network Star.
Nikki Martin, 31 (West Hollywood, Calif.), was exposed to the culinary world as a youngster through her mother’s former career as an executive at a nationwide food distributor. Nikki grew up to become an adventurous world traveler, learning about international cuisines and furthering her passion for all things edible. She is currently a food and beverage consultant and private chef, where she takes a farm-to-table approach and prepares bold, globally inspired dishes with seasonal ingredients.
Team Bobby thrived in the Restaurant: Impossible-style challenge, the first of the season. The second, a food tour of iconic New York neighborhoods, didn't go as well, but Nikki stayed in the safe zone. She scrawled notes for both in her journal as she got the hang of the competition.