Chef Nicolette Petty, in addition to being the executive chef at Bettendorf Hy-Vee, is also the owner/chef of Pastries by Nicolette, a specialty bakery that has been providing desserts to many fine restaurants and hotels in the Quad Cities. With a strong focus on high-quality pastries, she also loves to prepare exciting global cuisine. She received her culinary training through Scott Community College’s American Culinary Federation certification program. She has advanced her skills and learned the palate of the Quad Cities by working at fine dining establishments and doing extensive catering. Nicolette has a strong focus on using fresh, local ingredients and high-quality products. She also has a passion for spice and exciting new cuisines.