Nigel was born and raised in San Fernando, in his native country, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. His passion from an early age, was to enter the culinary field, which he believes he inherited from his father. Along with his parents, he immigrated to Canada in 1987.
In 1988 Nigel attained fundamental knowledge in Food and Beverage Management at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario. He then worked at several restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area for a few years. In 1996 he challenged himself by enrolling in the Italian Culinary Program at George Brown College, through which he attended The Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Italy.
This experience eventually led to opportunities to work with various respected chefs in Toronto over the years, at Canadian Pacific SkyDome Hotel, The Renaissance Toronto SkyDome Hotel, and The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel. He was invited to lend his talents at The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, for the duration of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. At present Nigel works as a Sous Chef at The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, and Teacher at Humber College’s North Campus.
From 2004 to 2008, Nigel entered the Toronto Escoffier Society Culinary Salon and won Gold Medals, Best in Category and Best Display of Vegetarian and Beef Platter trophies and accolades.
In 2009, Nigel challenged the Canadian Culinary Federations CCC or Certified Chef de Cuisine Examination through Humber College. The program incorporates three examinations in theory and in practical. Nigel scored very well with his outstanding display of flavours and presentation.
Nigel aspires to live by the decree, “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” - Aristotle