For almost five years, Nikki Steward has been Hollywood’s best kept canna-culinary secret. But to assume her skills are exclusive to novelty edibles would be a blatant underestimation of her talents, which are far greater than any one kitchen could realistically contain. 

“A lot of people don’t expect professional black women to be a light to women who feel disenfranchised from their careers in the culinary space,” says Steward, aka Chef Nikki. “I’m also a mother. And I want to be an example to my children. Fuck what everybody else says. Do what you want to do”

Steward’s multidimensional career path is a pristine example of that ethos in action. What was initially intended to be a future in pharmaceutical technology has since expanded and evolved to fantastically…

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