Nicole Schnitzler

Nicole Schnitzler

Nicole Schnitzler is a freelance writer based in Chicago who covers travel, food, drinks, lifestyle and culture.


In addition to her work for, Schnitzler's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Afar, Chicago Tribune, Departures, Eater, Fodor's, GQ, Hemispheres, Robb Report and USA Today.

She is also the founder of Doors Open Dishes, a fundraising initiative that partners with chefs to help keep the doors open to group homes and workshops for those with developmental disabilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa
  • Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Northwestern University

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