Chef Nicole Barreira is a fun and feisty part of the Great NH Restaurant team, better known as T-BONES, Cactus Jack's and Copper Door. She is the Corporate Chef for T-BONES & Cactus Jack's and is an intricate part of the marketing team for the company as a whole. Additionally, Nicole participates in many events on behalf of Great NH Restaurants through public appearances and she is very involved with customer relations, communications and Great NH Restaurants’ charitable trust, FEEDNH.org.
Nicole's three small 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 Association’s Kids LiveWell ™. She has developed a series of dishes called ‘In The Pink’® that are lower in fat, carbohydrates, and/or calories and Chef Nicole and Great NH Restaurants own ChefNicole.com ™, a website dedicated to having fun in the kitchen! Her cooking approach is very clean and simple, highlighting ingredients without overly complicating dishes. She is very passionate about education as well and has earned her Associates degree in Culinary Arts, Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration, Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Marketing. Nicole is also an adjunct professor at Southern NH University, teaching food & beverage pairing classes.