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Nikki Skipper has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Nikki Skipper serves as the owner of Tommyknocker's Cornish Pasty

Tommyknocker's Cornish Pasty has been honored with awards for Best Salad, Best Lunch Special, and Best Soup.

    PORT TOWNSEND, WA, April 16, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Nikki Skipper has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mrs. Skipper is the esteemed owner and Executive Chef at Tommyknocker's Cornish Pasty, a role she started at the age of 26 and has excelled in for five years. In this capacity, she has demonstrated her culinary expertise and leadership by managing a wide array of responsibilities within the restaurant. She not only oversees daily operations but also takes a hands-on approach in the kitchen, working alongside her team to deliver extraordinary dining experiences. Additionally, her dedication extends to exceptional catering services for various events, showcasing Tommyknocker's versatility and commitment to quality.

Prior to her current venture, Mrs. Skipper honed her skills at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail as a cook. There, she refined her culinary techniques and developed a keen understanding of high-end resort dining. Previously, she served as a pastry cook at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa in Colorado, where she expanded her repertoire to include exquisite desserts and pastries. Mrs. Skipper's journey began with a cooking internship in Maine, where she laid the foundation for her professional growth in the culinary arts.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Skipper has been recognized for her exceptional contributions to the culinary field. Her restaurant is known for individualizing meals according to the customer's specific dietary needs, and has received numerous accolades, including Best Chowder in Jefferson County, WA for three years and Best Restaurant for two consecutive years. Additionally, Tommyknocker's Cornish Pasty has been honored with awards for Best Salad, Best Lunch Special, and Best Soup.

Mrs. Skipper's educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management, with a major in Culinary Arts from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila, Philippines, which she earned in 2014. Her academic achievements have played a significant role in her professional success by providing her with a solid foundation in hospitality management. Inspired by her childhood experiences assisting her mother with cooking street foods in the Philippines, Mrs. Skipper was driven to pursue a career that would allow her to support her family while indulging her passion for food.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Mrs. Skipper is actively involved with several community organizations including many charitable contributions to the Maritime Scholarships Program, local Rotary club, Olympic Pride, two local school districts, and OLYCAP's program for adults with developmental disabilities. These engagements reflect her commitment to giving back to the community and fostering positive change.

Outside of work, Mrs. Skipper is married and the proud parent of two children. She has traveled extensively to over 25 countries and finds joy in researching and tasting food from different cultures. Looking ahead, her goal is to continue inspiring young immigrant women to be future leaders in the field of culinary arts and as entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry.

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