Nikkia Rhodes grew up in Louisville and was always interested in food. Her mother, who worked at Volunteers of America, would take Rhodes to work with her where she would sometimes get to work alongside her mother. She began working with Chef Edward Lee at MilkWood and then started working at 610 Magnolia in 2015. Rhodes has always been passionate about teaching and in 2017 began working at Turnip the Beet, where she is a Chef Instructor for children ages 2-17. In 2018, she started a culinary program for all grade levels at Iroquois High School, where she works full time. When she’s not working or at school, Rhodes tries to learn as much about cooking as she can and finds inspiration by watching cooking shows and a lot of reading.
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