Nick Vrchoticky

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Iowa City, IA
University Of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College
Restaurant Industry Trends, Food Safety, Recipe Design
  • Nicholas spearheaded the youth cooking club at his local high school.
  • He loves keeping up with exotic food trends in the US, so he can always be early when experimenting with new ingredients.
  • Though sleep is important, Nicholas will often sacrifice it to nerd out over food history.


Having spent nearly a decade in the restaurant industry, Nicholas transitioned into a writing career to share his passion and expertise. His culinary journey started with creating his high school's first cooking club. Nicholas would then earn his stripes as a sous chef at Robert's Buffet before becoming the chef and kitchen manager of an elevated pub food restaurant in his home state of Iowa and a personal chef for several sorority and fraternity houses on the University of Iowa campus. He's dabbled in everything from cooking competitions to commercial and scratch kitchens, and he enjoys nothing more than sharing his food knowledge with readers.


Nicholas earned his philosophy and religious studies degree in 2011 from the University of Iowa before completing the Kirkwood College Paramedic program in 2015. He's currently enrolled in a creative writing program on his way to an MFA.
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