John Nieman is a multitasking creative talent. As a trained chef, he has experience in several New York restaurants. Beyond working on the line, he succeeded in staking several successful Manhattan eateries, which are ranked in the top fifty in New York City. He is also an internationally respected fine artist, with many solo shows and exhibitions throughout the US, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland, and Thailand. He has published four novels and four books of short stores. The father of five, he currently resides in New York.