Nicole Gomes previously participated in Top Chef Canada Season 5: All-Stars and even ended up winning it, back in 2017. A chef, co-founder, and owner at Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver, a chicken joint in Calgary, Canada, she is back again with a bang on Season 20 of Top Chef in 2023, to compete against contestants from several other international editions of the series. In case she also wins this time, she will be bringing home the hefty US$250,000 cash prize.
In the meantime, let us tell you all that you have been wondering about her in this writing called ‘Nicole Gomes Bio’.
Nicole Gomes On Top Chef
During the very first “London Calling” episode of Top Chef: World All-Stars, Nicole Gomes was not selected as one of the top or bottom entries in the Elimination Challenge. Nonetheless, she did manage to become safe.
This time on Top Chef, Nicole also is competing with fellow chef/contestant Dale McKay for the second time, on TV. So, back in the day, these two culinary superstars had come together as contestants on the second season of Iron Chef Gauntlet. One more reason Nicole is excited about this journey.
For some time now, Nisole has been teasing/promoting the show and asking people to tune into it, via her social media posts.
In her close to three decades of culinary experience, she also competed in a variety of other cooking competitions. Among them too, she earned the most bragging rights of beating Bobby Flay on “Beat Bobby Flay”. Most recently, we also saw her judge the contestants on Fire Masters on Food Network Canada.
Nicole Gomes’s Net Worth
Nicole Gomes was believed to have made close to $5 million net worth from her career so far in the culinary world. Clearly, she has been busier than ever and has been continually traveling across the country for all kinds of events, dinners, and media appearances.
With her sister as her partner and co-founder, Nicole has been successfully keeping Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver not just alive but thriving. It is a chicken joint in Calgary, Canada, where they serve fried and rotisserie chicken made from scratch with all-natural ingredients.
From her cozy suburb of Richmond, B.C., Nicole took herself to Sydney, Australia, and the south of France, in pursuit of honing her skills. Eventually, she returned to the west coast of Canada for a highly sought-after position in the kitchen at the famed restaurant, West, at the time run by none other than David Hawksworth.
Following her time at Catch restaurant in Calgary in the early 2000s, she carried herself on to Mercato in Mission where she took her first executive chef role and helped open the still-successful Italian eatery. After a year, she started having thoughts of opening her own business, and so she did. Nicole Gourmet catering was born in 2006.
The catering company continued to find success and then in the fall of 2013, Nicole decided to take a month’s leave to compete in the third season of Top Chef Canada. She finished in fifth position, and once the season aired the next year, it led to positive effects on her business. And Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver opened in 2016.
Is Nicole Gomes Married?
Nicole Gomes’s relationship status was unclear as of March 2023. Clearly, though, she had not married or been married.
On 9 May 2022, we also witnessed her promise that she is embarking on single motherhood via adoption. On a Mother’s Day post, when talking about forever being grateful for her mother, she wrote “Next year I will embark into single motherhood via adoption and man am I lucky to have you as a role model.”
Nicole Gomes Age
In 2022, Nicole Gomes turned 45 years old.
Nicole Gomes Family
Nicole’s father is no more. “Happy #fathersday pop! Hoping you are peaceful wherever you are. #muchlove wish we were hunting together.😢”, she wrote next to a Father’s Day post back in 2018.
Nicole luckily has her mother by her side. “It would take quite a bit of time to explain the impact this woman has in this world and even more so the impact on her children”, Nicole wrote this next to a lovely picture of her “Nini”, her mom, on Mother’s Day. She called her the force of nature, the most courageous selfless human, and such a loving graceful single mom of three and thanked her for teaching her so many things about being a good human.
Nicole’s mom Lida Gan could be found on her IG @lida.gan.
As for siblings, Nicole has two of them: brother Paulo Gomes and sister/business partner Francine “Franny” Gomes. Paulo is the eldest and Franny is the youngest.
“Happy national siblings day!!! Celebrating so many things… like be so lucky to have to older siblings to learn so much from❤️. And for breaking mom in, so she wasn’t so shocked by my adventures 😜”Nicole wrote this once.
How Tall Is Nicole Gomes?
Nicole Gomes stands above 5 feet and 7 Inches tall.
Is Nicole Gomes On Instagram And Facebook?
Yes. Nicole can be found on Instagram and Facebook. As of 14 March 2023, her IG account (personal blog) @chefngomes included 2,036 posts and 9,534 followers. Another one (@tinykitchenstory) is the one where she gives away quick tips and easy home recipes from a chef cooking out of a tiny apartment kitchen.
Nicole also similarly has business social accounts on each of the platforms Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for their ‘Cluck N Cleaver – Fried Chicken’ venture.
Looking at these, one can tell that outside of the kitchen, Nicole also enjoys singing jazz, traveling, swimming, and doing anything outdoors.
Where Is Nicole Gomes From?
Nicole Gomes originally hails from her hometown of Richmond, British Columbia in Canada. As of 2023 too, she had been residing in Canada but in Vancouver.
When Is Nicole Gomes’s Birthday?
Nicole Gome’s birthday is on September 27th and that makes her a Libra.