Nicole became a member of the Doherty team in 2017 as an Executive MIT in 2017. Her training was completed in our Westbury Spuntino.
From 2009- 2012 Nicole studied print journalism & history at Hofstra University. Throughout her schooling, she held several culinary and hospitality-focused management positions. Her experience ranged from assisting chefs in prep and menu development to catering and event coordination. For six years she ran the day to day operations at Johnny Malones, Wantagh, NY and was responsible for all aspects of the family-owned establishment. Shifting gears in 2012 she applied her talents to a larger operation, Havana Central at Roosevelt Field Mall. There she oversaw both the front and back of the house operations in a 5.85 million dollar establishment. She quickly honed the skills needed to manage inventory levels, budgeting, and P&L analysis. She built lasting relationships with her guests and staff, many of whom would eventually follow her to Spuntino Westbury in the spring of 2017.
Nicole joined the Westbury management team and immediately brought a spark of creativity, passion for service and an eagerness to learn. She challenged her fellow managers and staff to raise their standards and continue to push for improvements. She leads by example and is always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone on the team. She has served as an integral part of the management team through many transitions over the last 2 years. Nicole spearheads the Westbury cocktail and wine program and still maintains a heavy involvement and influence on the food menu working side by side with the chef. She applies a strong understanding of management administrative duties and builds relationships through training hourly and management staff every day.
Please join us in congratulating Nicole on her very well deserved promotion to Assistant General Manager. We look forward to her continued success and leadership at Spuntino.