Top Chef Season 20 Nicole Gomes

Nicole Gomes

HOMETOWN: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
CURRENT CITY OF RESIDENCE: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OCCUPATION/PROFESSION: Executive Chef/Owner, Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver
LAST SEASON: Winner, “Top Chef Canada,” Season 5: All-Stars

Nicole Gomes is the chef, co-founder and owner at Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver, a chicken joint in Calgary, Canada. Operated by Nicole and her sister Francine, they serve fried and rotisserie chicken made from scratch with all natural ingredients and pride themselves on cultivating an inclusive and positive work environment. Nicole’s 28 years of culinary experience has taken her all around the globe, from Vancouver to Paris and even to a naval base in Sydney. No stranger to competition, Nicole has competed in a variety of cooking competitions, most notably becoming the first woman to earn the title of "Top Chef Canada Champion" by winning the All-Star season of “Top Chef Canada." She also earned the bragging rights of beating Bobby Flay on “Beat Bobby Flay.” Outside the kitchen, Nicole enjoys singing jazz, traveling, swimming and loves doing anything outdoors.