| Nicolette Dinki|
Evan Siegert (m. 2010)
| Nikki Dinki|
| May 11, 1983 (age 32) (1983-05-11) Clarence, New York, United States|
Nikki Dinki Wikipedia
Nicolette "Nikki" Dinki (born May 11, 1983) is an American chef, cookbook author and blogger. She came to prominence as a contestant on the ninth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star, and she currently serves as co-host of the Cooking Channel series Junk Food Flip.
Dinki was born in Clarence, New York. She attended Clarence High School and graduated in 2001.
In May 2013, it was announced that Dinki had been selected as a contestant on the ninth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star. During the course of the series, she emphasized her semi-vegetarian lifestyle, which she often referred to as her "meat-on-the-side" ideology. Dinki was eliminated from the show on July 28, 2013, finishing in fifth place. Her elimination was met with anger by many viewers; and a petition on Change.org for Food Network to give her her own show received over 100 signatures.
In August 2014, Dinki filmed a pilot for a potential series for Cooking Channel called Junk Food Flip. In April 2015, it was announced that the pilot would be picked up for a full series; and that fellow chef Bobby Deen would serve as co-host. The series officially premiered on June 2, 2015.
Dinki's husband, Evan, is a lawyer; they married in 2010. When she returned to Food Network Star for the ninth season finale, she announced that she was pregnant with a girl; however, she later suffered a stillbirth at 40 weeks. Her daughter was named Willa; and Dinki created a recipe called Willa's Lemonade Cheesecakes in her honor.
In January 2016, it was reported that Dinki was pregnant with her second child, who was due to be born in April 2016. In March 2016, she announced that the child would be a girl. Dinki announced the arrival of her daughter, Ivy, in May 2016.Meat on the Side: Delicious Vegetable-Focused Recipes for Every Day (ISBN 9781250067166) (St. Martin's Press).