Nicola Torres has 40 years experience in the culinary field, with experience in different types of hotels, restaurants, clubs and casinos. Torres received a culinary art degree from a hospitality management college in Bari, Italy. Upon completion, Torres worked throughout Italy, learning different regional cooking.

Torres worked in Brussels and Belgium learning French cooking under French and Belgian chefs. Later, he moved to the United States to work for Stouffer’s as well as the Renaissance and Marriott Hotels. He was involved in hotel openings, managing task forces and training of culinary staff in various hotels, including assisting the corporate chef at their office test kitchen and executive dining room.

Among other achievements, Torres was the Executive Chef for Millrose Restaurant in South Barrington, he opened Rivers Casino as a Commissary chef and attended several continuing education classes at the Culinary Institute of America at Napa Valley campus.

Chef Nicola is a Certified Executive Chef from the American Culinary Federation.