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NICOLE RUCKER is a chef and author from Los Angeles. Formerly the pastry chef of the Gjelina Group (including G.T.A. and Gjusta), Rucker is known internationally for her rustic desserts and has won several awards for her homespun pies. In 2012, she won blue ribbons in the National Pie Championship, KCRW Good Food Pie contest and a Star Chef award for baking. She is currently chef and co-owner of Fiona Bakery in Los Angeles.

Her debut cookbook, “Dappled: Baking Recipes for Fruit Lovers” was published by Avery Books in Summer 2019.

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