My name is Nicole Gaffney – I used to be Nicole Quigley – but most of my friends just call me Coley. You should too!
I spent the last 5 years working as a personal chef at the Jersey shore, and this past year I competed on a silly reality TV show called “Food Network Star.” That experience is up there with sky diving on the list of “craziest things I’ve ever done.” I didn’t win, but I came in third place overall and I’m pretty happy with that.
I call my style of cooking “Coastal Cuisine.” I make food with bright clean flavors, simple techniques, and a focus on high quality fresh ingredients. I also love anything with butter and sugar, but hey, who doesn’t?
I was lucky enough to marry a handsome fella named Chaser who splits his time between being an architect and an Atlantic City Fireman. He’s a unique guy with a unique name, and I like it that way.
We live on the southern Jersey coast and spend as much time with our feet in the sand and sea as possible. We love eating as much as we love each other, and in those moments when we’ve had a bit too much, we say we’re “too full for school.” (Ya know… like too cool for school? Right.)
I started this blog to share my insights, anecdotes and recipes with the world. I’m not the most skilled writer or the best photographer, but like cooking, I hope that if I pour my heart and soul into it, people just might enjoy it.
I have a big sense of humor and always write this blog with a smile, so please, always read it with one.
For inquiries about content, sponsorship, advertisements, appearances or just to say “hey!” drop me a line at email@example.com.
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