Monique Nieves grew up in Brooklyn, NY and graduated in 2004 from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. with a degree in Culinary Nutrition.
Landed an internship with food giant McCormick & Spice., as a recipe developer. Once the 3 month internship was over, she was asked to stay as a temporary employee. In search for something permanent, she made a decision to leave McCormick & Spices to pursue other opportunities.
She worked for several other food companies, such as Baltimore Spice as a Food Scientist helping to develop a wide variety seasoning blends, marinades and batter systems. Also,
Murray, Inc in Lebanon, PA as a Technical Services Director working side by side with USDA food inspectors and managing the quality assurance of each production line within the manufacturing plant. She worked as a product development chef for Phillips Foods, Inc where she was the Liason between the test kitchen and the manufacturing plant.
In 2008, the recession hit and Phillips was not immune. She was forced to move back to NYC due to nationwide hiring freeze. As a temporary employment solution, she decided to pursue real estate which within 18 months was able to purchase her own real estate franchise in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Currently an avid runner. However, she always had a passion for running since a child. She was a member of the Forest Park Rangers running team. Winning many medals for indoor and outdoors races as well as making it to the Junior Olympics in Saratoga, NY. Now, she is running in several different running groups on a weekly basis. Just to mention a few such as Bridgerunners, Girls Run NYC, MTAR Crew, and She Runs Crew.
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