In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Jackson-based chef Nick Wallace.

Nick Wallace learned to associate love and food from his grandmothers. That passion has continued throughout his long career as a chef, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Named best chef in Jackson and Mississippi, Wallace has been featured in many publications, such as Southern Living Magazine, and episodes for Food Network’s “Chopped” and “Fire Masters,” which he won. On July 20, his latest venture, The Nissan Café, opened at Mississippi’s Two Museums. He also has given back through his nonprofit, Creativity Kitchen. Wallace talks about his life, his career, his philosophy, his passion and his love of Mississippi. 

To find out more about Nick, check out his website at



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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.