Nikki Sawyer Moore - Web

In 2003 I graduated with an English degree from Davidson College, but soon found my passion in the kitchen.  I enrolled in culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte and graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts.   I am an American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian and have earned my Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Intermediate Certificate with Distinction.    In Charlotte, I am the owner of FOOD LOVE, a business that specializes in cooking lessons, corporate team-building events and private dinners in the comfort of your own home.  When not in the kitchen, I share my passion for food and eating with the rest of the world through Minced. Enjoy!

Want to learn more about cooking with FOOD LOVE in Charlotte, NC?
Contact me at nikki@n2foodlove.com for information on cooking classes and private dinners in the privacy of your own home.

The photos on Minced were taken by me.  If you would like to use the images on this site, please email me at nikki@n2foodlove.com for permission.


  1. Your love for what you are doing comes through loud and clear. Your writing (stories) made me smile. Keep it up!!

    Love, MOM


  2. I can’t wait to try those cinnamon rolls, they look fabuloso!! I saw a bread recipe in the last issue of Cooking light?? using potatoes and thought about trying it…still thinking of pastry school. YOU are an inspiration to us old divas!! love, Ms. Karen


  3. How proud I am of your passion for what you are doing and of your creativity and skill. This is a wonderful peek into your life and into the vitality you bring to sharing a meal! Very inspiring …


  4. The cinnamon rolls are to die for! Thank you for a culinary treat! Your blog is fascinating and I hope you continue. I await your first book and expect an autographed copy. Keep up the good work – you seem so happy and it comes through loud and clear in your blog. L,G.


  5. Linda,

    Not sure why the subscribe link didn’t work for you. If you have the time, I would try again and see if it works. Once you submit your email, you will need to confirm your subscription through an email.

    Thanks for reading!


  6. Wonderful Web site! I’m sorry I’m just getting to explore it now. Most of these recipes are out of my league, but the pictures are great, and I love your writing style! Keep up the good work, and I agree with Ginny – I also expect to get your first book personally autographed when it come out. I can say I knew you when…


  7. This is so exciting Nikki! Your entrees above sound wonderful! I would love to be fed by you!!!! Good luck with your new venture! I wish you the very best!



  8. While we have never met, I feel I know you through yearly Christmas cards/pictures from your parents. Yesterday while rereading the Sawyer letter, I decided to check out your blog. Your site is gorgeous and I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes. You are on your way!


  9. Hi Nikki, we will try to do some of your recipes in Belgium!!! :). Take care, we like your website!


  10. I love that so many Davidsonians have found a love of food 🙂 The owner of the Crepe Cellar in NoDa is an alum, as is Kath of Kath Eats Real Food.

    I’m an ’06 grad and write Willow Bird Baking. Pleasure to find your blog!


  11. My name is Jasmin and I am a Charlottean. Born and raised but now a newlywed living in Bogotá, Colombia. It’s hard to to find Charlotte food bloggers and so glad that I found you on Cooking Uptown. I lived near there and passed by almost everyday and always wanted to stop in. My husband and I have a food blog as well and are inspired by so many things. I’d love to go back home and walk in and shop and take my husband to a cooking class. I’ve subscribed and will definitely be following you.


  12. Jasmin,

    Thanks for the nice comment. How cool that you are living in Bogota! I lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a couple of months and Manta, Ecuador for a year and love South America – the culture, the people, and, of course, the food. I checked out your blog and I’m excited to continue to follow you and your husband’s culinary adventures!

    Buen provecho,


  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my Frosted Zucchini Brownies! Hope you find a few recipes that you can recreate for yourself too! i look forward to following your posts in the future as well.



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