Bringing her passion for food and appetite for adventure, celebrity chef Nikki Shaw

Committed to spreading awareness of and combating childhood obesity, Chef Nikki is a trained media spokesperson specializing in recipe development and product endorsement for major corporations, featured chef for the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Anthem and Kaiser Permanente.   She is a spokesperson for the California Department of Public Health’s Network For A Healthy California & Champions For Change campaign.  She conducts healthy cooking demonstrations and educates communities about the importance of making smart food choices and staying physically active.  She is also a Spokesperson for First 5 California; hosting nutrition PSA’s targeting parents with children ages 0 to 5 years old. 

Chef Nikki is also a featured chef on for the NBA Cares campaign.  The featured chef for the Indiana Pacers and L.A. Lakers official websites, offering information and recipes to help prevent childhood obesity.  As an expert contributor for the Warner Brothers website, Chef Nikki writes food and family related articles and recipes.  She is also a media spokesperson and recipe developer for the J. R. Simplot Company as well as an online chef for, where she demonstrates their techniques and recipes, which are video streamed.

Chef Nikki has appeared on Food Network as a finalist on The Next Food Network Star: Season 3 and was a food and wine instructor on Jamie Foxx's MTV reality show, From G's to Gents. She was also a featured chef on the hit VH1 series Basketball Wives and is currently the featured chef for the Oakland A's and The Golden State Warriors.

Chef Nikki graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington D.C. with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.  She graduated as a Chef from the Southeastern Culinary Academy and completed her internship at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  She and her husband, former NBA player and coach Brian Shaw, reside in California with their children.