Nichole Ferrigno

Nichole FerrignoNichole Ferrigno earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was professionally trained in pastry arts at L’Academie de Cuisine, and spent 7 years as a restaurant pastry chef in Washington DC. Nichole is also former co- owner of DC’s own Paisley Fig. Now a self-proclaimed “recovering pastry chef,” Nichole has paved a path into the realm of nutrition: she completed a certification program in holistic health coaching at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City in 2011 and spent a year as an adjunct faculty member at Maryland University of Integrative Health, instructing students in a Masters of Nutrition program about healthful food preparation. Currently, Nichole works as a recreational culinary instructor teaching healthy cooking and works as a health coach for individuals and families. Having forged a path first into cooking and then wellness, Nichole is committed to educating communities about issues surrounding healthy eating, access to healthy foods, and living a vibrant life. Her goal is to instill in her students a greater awareness and confidence around food and cooking and sustained ability to nourish themselves.

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