Nicky first worked with the Sisters of Compassion 20 years ago at the Home in Island Bay. Last year, when she was training, she had her work placement at the Soup Kitchen, where she's now a member of the kitchen staff.
'I wasn't so overly confident when I first started here. However, I very much enjoy cooking for the guests, and I feel like I'm helping to make a difference.'
Cooking for the 2011Christmas dinner, for over 160 guests, has been the highlight of Nicky's work so far: 'Putting the effort in to create healthy and appealing food and seeing the guys enjoying it is really rewarding.'