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Nicole GajadharNEW MAKER!

New York, NY, USA


Born and raised on a farm in Trinidad and influenced by the East Indian and Caribbean cooking styles, Nicole Gajadhar's deep respect and understanding for quality ingredients was instilled in her at an early age. At the age of 9, Gajadhar moved to the states and later graduated from the New York City College of Technology with a BA in Hospitality Management. After externing at Tabla and working in the kitchens of 10 Downing, Tertulia, and The Lion, Gajadhar joined the team at Saxon + Parole. Gajadhar loves the seasonality of ingredients utilized in the Saxon + Parole kitchen, and Brad Farmerie’s global flair for flavors. Moving her way up to Chef de Cuisine, Gajadhar has managed the culinary partnership with JetBlue's Mint Class menu and in 2012, Gajadhar aided in the opening of Saxon + Parole Moscow, developing seasonal menus for the sister restaurant overseas. Most recently, Gajadhar helped curate the menu for AvroKO's lastest eatery, GENUINE, with two locations in Manhattan, and facilitates all offsite events including New York City Wine and Food Festival, Feast Portland, Eat Drink SF, in addition to many others.