Nicole  Gajadhar

Nicole Gajadhar

New York

About Nicole Gajadhar

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.

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Charred Cauliflower & Broccoli
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, American, Cocktail, No Ho
"When the char is bomb, the veg is green and the flavors are right- thanking my trini roots for the inspiration!! #trinigirls #heritage-food #love #inspiration #triniwomensweet #yousaywhat #vegan #nahlifestylefromwayback #notthingnew #eatclean #eatlikeacaribbeanqueen #bossbitch #newmenu #newlife #baldorfood #cauliflower+broccoli=beautiful #eatwell #innovationnation"
At my venues
Menu Additions
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, American, Cocktail, No Ho
"Fewer new additions in play.... #seasontolove #summer #freshness #eatclean #beautifulfood #flavorsthatwilltakeyouplaces #foodforlife #lovemystaff #lovemylife #paellaflavor #matcha #berries #blossoms #squash #corn #passionfruit #escargot"
At my venues
Personalized Champagne Negroni
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, American, Cocktail, No Ho
"On Thursday I was feeling under the weather but managed to muster up the energy to go and see @masanyc at his last shift at @saxonandparole For me he is one of the great faces of the Hospitality industry and responsible for many great times for me. He moves on to open his new place in a month or so. It’s the end of an era but the beginning of a new one and I can’t wait to see what’s next for him. One thing I know is it’s going to be good and it’s going to be fun. These pictures show what a consummate host he is. Even on his last night he was thinking about how to make the evening special for me as shown in these pictures when Masa came out to the street and made me a personalized Champagne Negroni #legend"