Chef Nicole® is fun and feisty

Meet Chef Nicole

Bruce Mason, Designer Chef Nciole
Corporate Chef for Great NH Restaurants

Chef Nicole®

Experience Chef Nicole® is a fun and feisty part of the Great NH Restaurant team, better known as T-BONES, CJ's, Cactus Jack's and Copper Door. She is the Corporate Chef and is Director of Marketing & Menu Development. Additionally, Nicole participates in many events in Southern NH on behalf of Great NH Restaurants through public appearances and she is very involved with customer relations and communications.

Nicole is 36 years old; she has a strong passion for food and has always worked in the hospitality industry. Nicole's first job was in a small breakfast restaurant; eventually she moved on to cooking for banquet functions and on a line; fourteen years ago she found her home as a Corporate Chef for T-BONES, CJ's,  & Cactus Jack's.

Passion Nicole's other passion is education. She has earned her Associates degree in Culinary Arts, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Administration, a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership, and a Master's Certificate in Marketing.

She intends to pursue her Doctoral studies sometime in the future. Her major roll as Corporate Chef is to plan and develop all seasonal and specialty menus, along with updating and reinvigorating Great NH Restaurants existing menus on a continual bases.

Family Nicole's three children are the highlight of her life and an inspiration for much of what she does. Chef Nicole® is dedicated to feeding kids more healthfully and was an inaugural partner in the National Restaurant Associations Kids LiveWell. She has developed a series of dishes at both restaurant concepts called ‘In The Pink’ which offer dishes that are lower in fat, carbohydrates, and/or calories. Her cooking approach is very clean and simple, highlighting ingredients without overly complicating dishes.