Our friendly and generous volunteer hosts are busy planning awesome events for you at restaurants in your city! Meet the growing Nibble+squeak team:
After spending the last five years in New York City, Nicole is happy to back in her hometown of Chicago. She is currently taking a hiatus from teaching to be home with her son. She enjoys exploring all Chicago has to offer, especially the dynamic food scene!
Anne -- a Midwesterner by birth -- has made London her home for the last 13 years. She lives on a converted Dutch Barge on the Thames with her zookeeper husband, two gigantic ginger Maine Coons and a rambunctious baby girl called Harper. To steal a line from her favourite podcast Sporkful: Anne is an eater, not a foodie. From corn dogs to coq au vin; sashimi to shepherd's pie; poutine to pickled herring -- and everything in between, the girl likes her food -- especially trying new things.
Miami: Juan and Stephanie
Juan and Stephanie are a dynamic parent duo team from South Florida who are dedicated to instilling a love of good food in their twin daughters from an early age. Having lived in New York City, one of the foodie capitals of the world, both are very passionate about eating quality cuisines from around the world and want to share that passion with their girls. Juan, a devoted father and self-proclaimed “foodie”, works at a university and when he’s not busy working or with his twin girls, he’s busy writing about travel, parenting and the latest foodie spots in his blog, doubledutydaddy.com. Stephanie is a loving mommy who splits her time between creating pre-school art projects and working full-time on the communications team of a large tech start-up company.
Together they are raising their twin daughters in South Florida and hope to instill the same love of food in their daughters through the Miami chapter of Nibble+squeak.
San Francisco: Joanna
Joanna grew up in Texas (which explains her love of chicken fried steak, Tex-Mex and kolaches) but has called Northern California home since her days at UC Berkeley, where she studied business and communications. After working in SF as a management consultant, she continued on to get her MBA at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and spent a number of years at various advertising agencies in NYC. Joanna currently works in digital marketing and is a geek about everything brand, design, innovation - and food! She considers herself an eater, not a foodie, and enjoys trying new restaurants in the Bay Area with family and friends.
Meghan was born and raised in New Jersey. Not one to shy away from adventure, she married a naval officer, moved cross-country (twice), lived abroad and even called an RV ‘home’ for several months. When it came time to return to the civilian world, Meghan and her family chose to settle in Houston. Her latest adventure is exploring Houston’s expansive culinary scene (which represents more than 70 countries!) with her youngest diners!
Washington DC: Ashley
Ashley lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Ruby. Ashley is originally from West Virginia and attended West Virginia University before going on to graduate school at Michigan State University for Marketing and Advertising. She moved to the DC area in 2009 where she endeavored to never visit the same restaurant twice for a year...which lasted about 3 months. But in the process, she became a lover of the growing DC food scene.
Melissa is the founder of Nibble+squeak. A former expat mama, she lived in London for a decade, and has now returned to her home turf (NYC) with pipsqueak-in-tow and an outsized appetite! While she and her pipsqueak can (and do!) avail ourselves of the best food trucks, take-out, counter-service and casual sit-down dining in the city, they were both missing out on something a little more special...
Our mission at Nibble+squeak is to make it easy for new parents to treat themselves and enjoy their pre-baby passions — in our case: food!
Is your city missing?? Want to help Start a Chapter? Join us in making dining accessible for families in your city!