Chantelle Nicholson

Chantelle Nicholson is one of the most recognised women in the British hospitality industry. Her awards include Chef of the Year (The Shine Awards 2017), Woman of the Year (The Shine Awards 2016), Manager of the Year (The Cateys 2016), Restaurant of the Year: London (for Tredwells, AA Hospitality Awards 2015/2016) and the Acorn Award (2009).

Originally from New Zealand, Chantelle trained as a lawyer before discovering a passion for food. In 2004 she reached the final of the Gordon Ramsay Scholarship competition, where she met Josh Emett, then head chef of London’s Savoy Grill, who offered her a job. At The Savoy Grill Chantelle met Marcus Wareing who was Chef Patron. In 2006 Chantelle joined Marcus at Pétrus, originally as sous chef and later in other key roles. She was instrumental in the formation of Marcus Wareing Restaurants and, since 2014, has been Group Operations Director, helping launch The Gilbert Scott and Tredwells where she is now Chef Patron.