About Me

Photo by Jordan A. Colbert

Georgia native Nicole A. Taylor has been an artisan candy maker, an activist, and a social media maven. A member of Food Systems Network NYC and Slow Food USA, she also participates on the member recruitment work group for FoodCorps and fundraising for the Urban Justice Center through the Vendy Awards. Nicole’s community work includes leading International Partners for Sustainable Development (IPSA) efforts to increase New York City’s communities of color/community-based organizations’ participation in the  UN Commission for Sustainable Development-2009 by organizing capacity-building workshops in Harlem and Brooklyn, managing newcomers, and matching youth and adult mentors.

Nicole holds a degree in Community Health Education from Clark Atlanta University. She is currently a community outreach consultant for the Brooklyn Food Coalition and is the host of Hot Grease, a progressive food culture radio program on Heritage Radio Network. She is working on a book featuring historic and noteworthy US restaurants and cafes in black communities.