Nichole Livengood is a food influencer and is also known as the Gap Creek Gourmet. She’s a restaurant addict, food event producer, social media whiz, gourmet cook, and food writer as well as the President of NicLive PR, a boutique agency that specializes in Public Relations for culinary clients across North and South Carolina. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Nichole is a mover and shaker who is well connected to chefs, journalists, restaurant owners and the food community in general making her a “must know” person for anyone in Greenville’s fast-moving culinary scene, or for those who want to reach foodies in both North and South Carolina. Her monthly newsletter features restaurant news, employment opportunities, and upcoming food events.
With her Gap Creek Gourmet site (www.gapcreekgourmet.com) she focuses on writing about food, travel, and the ins and outs of the hospitality industry. She has covered Euphoria in Greenville, Charleston Wine + Food, plus traveled to and written about Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Chapel Hill and Asheville. She is also a co-producer of the Greenville Small Plate Crawl, a regional food happening that promotes restaurant dining with a three-day event that gives the public a chance to sample a variety of dishes from a large range of restaurants and bars at reasonable prices. The Small Plate Crawl events happen in Asheville and Chapel Hill, NC as well as Hendersonville and Greenville, SC. For more information on the Small Plate Crawls, please visit Carolina Epicurean Events at www.carolinaepicureanevents.com.
NicLive PR is a boutique PR agency focusing on local media connections, business consulting, networking, project management and social media for the food industry. NicLive PR services projects, businesses and organizations across North and South Carolina. Clients past and present include: The South Carolina Restaurant Association, Terrace Restaurant, Never Blue Restaurant, Pink Mama’s Ice Cream, Leopard Forest Coffee Company, Travelers Rest Farmers Market, Highland Avenue Restaurant, Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro and Carolina Epicurean Events.
The Personal Nichole
Wicked cupcake magician and a damn good cook, Nichole is addicted to magazines, Instagram, television and is a whiskey and coffee aficionado who has no problem eating cake for breakfast. She also loves to visit food and wine festivals across the Southeast.
Social Media Stats (as of 6/1/2017):
Outlets have included Greenville Business Magazine, Greenville Journal and Town Magazine and a special project with USA Today.
- March Means Small Plates for Greenville Food Lovers, March 2015.
- Ice is HOT, December 2014.
- Blade Runner: Middleton Made Knives, November 5, 2014.
- Family Travel Insider/blogger for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com (2013)
- USA Today’s City Guide to Greenville, SC 2012-2013
- Coal Fired Bistro’s Chef Anthony Gray grows, cooks local fare, February 28, 2013.
- Nothing is sacred at The Owl, May 31, 2012.
- Sweeteeth Chocolate Sets Bar for Chocolatiers, January 2012.
- Chow Town, July 7, 2011.