meet the chef


Janine Nyquist is a certified chef and a lover of all things sweet! Spending many years caring for children, before becoming a mom, she earned the nickname "neanie." When she entered into the culinary field, she discovered her true passion for making cakes and desserts. It wasn't long before "neaniecakes" was born.

Cooking is in Janine's blood, being raised in an Italian family, food was always at the center of every gathering and celebration. It was around the table, that she  learned the meaning of enjoying life one bite at a time. Janine seeks to bring the same joy to her clients, pouring her love into each dessert.

Janine has worked as a Pastry Chef and Cake Designer in Tampa, FL, a Corporate Sous Chef for Scott Conant Management in New York City, and the District Director and Culinary Instructor for a children's cooking program in Connecticut and New Jersey. Her love of being in the kitchen and of working with fine ingredients truly shows in every dessert she creates.