Nickos is a born and breed Angelino. He attended the Los Angeles Trade Tech culinary school in 1996 and began his cooking career in the Patina group of restaurants. Followed by a stint with Michael Cimarusti at the Water Grill. Along the way he has spent time in NYC working for the likes of Jean-George and Daniel. Eventually becoming the executive chef of Snack Taverna in the West Village.
Returning back home to California in 2006, he went work with Christian Shaffer at his New project in Ojai, Auberge. Then returned to the Patina Group where he took the Executive Chef Job at Parallaxat Mammoth Mountain. In 2009 Nickos left the kitchen to find a home at Rocker Bros. Where he has found a passion working with chefs, and new and exciting menu options.