Nicole O’Clare graduated from Gwinnett Technical College with a degree in Culinary Arts in 2010. She began her culinary career as an intern at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. She later transferred to the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and was promoted to culinary supervisor. Throughout her time at Hyatt, she continued teaching herself the art of cake design and accepted the opportunity to work for Chef Heather Hurlbert at HHDesserts. She learned many new and classical techniques, and her desire for pastry only grew. She recently participated in the Heart for Chocolate event benefitting Piedmont CASA where she won over the crowd with Best Presentation. Her commitment and determination drive her to expand her knowledge and experience with the art of pastry.