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Nycci Nellis, Washington DC Correspondent

Nycci Nellis, Washington DC Correspondent on StarChefs.comNycole Nellis – Nycci – is the CEO and publisher of (

Founded less than three years ago and already acknowledged by The Washington Post as "one of the premier resources for things food and wine in the Washington area and beyond," is a multifaceted website providing details on literally hundreds of food and wine events occurring across Greater Washington each month, from chef appearances and cooking classes to wine seminars, local vineyard tours, special restaurant activities and promotions and more. Updated every two weeks and "announced" to more than 15,000 subscribers by a e-mail blast, features a regular guest Chef’s Column authored by local and nationally-renowned toques, such as Charlie Palmer, Roberto Donna, and Eric Ziebold; Grapes & More, featuring guest columns by locally and nationally prominent sommeliers, wine writers, winemakers and others expert in the ways of the vine; the Buzz, a section devoted to restaurant industry insider news; Openings and Coming Soon, each detailing changes on the restaurant scene.

Previously a baker for local restaurants and a professional meeting planner who spent seven years organizing educational conferences for state legislators, Nycci is a self-described "foodie descended from a long line of foodies" and has cooked and catered meals for friends and family since she was in elementary school. In addition to, Nycci writes The Dish column, a bimonthly feature published in Washington Flyer magazine and is a featured lifestyle reporter for the publication on Washington's WTOP radio (103.5 FM).

Nycci lives in Kensington, Maryland with her husband, David, five kids and various dogs and cats.

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