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North Philadelphia native, Nicole Younger (Chef NY), adopted a love for food at an early age under the influence of her grandmother, Lois Younger. Raised in North Philadelphia with generational ties to Halifax, VA and South Boston, VA where her family owned and farmed the land with a rotation of seasonal crops. She has drawn on both her past and her present to inspire the profile of the robust and soulful flavors she delivers. In 2010, her daughter Madison, was diagnosed with severe food allergies; this forced Chef NY to quickly adapt her and her children’s relationship with food. Chef NY’s journey led her to live the most simplistic yet holistic lifestyle, transitioning her and her children into a plant-based lifestyle.

Professionally, Chef NY graduated from the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) with a concentration in the culinary arts in October of 2016.


Chef NY's career launched with Eatible Delights, a premier catering organization in Philadelphia, PA. It was here she learned the operational basics of catering. In 2018, combining her professional experience with her personal journey, iHeartChefNY Catering was born. iHeartChefNY Catering focuses on delivering unique plant-based culinary experiences to its clients.

"My goal is to bring awareness to all beautiful souls seeking to make healthier choices; in pursuit of self-love and light. Self-love begins in our hearts, it circulates throughout the mind, body, and spirit until it reaches our plates."

-Chef Nicole Younger

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