Nico Romo

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Born in Lyon, France, Chef Nico Romo is the youngest-ever U.S. member of l’Académie Culinaire de France and Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, one of just 66 French Master Chefs in the country, and the only recipient in South Carolina. 

Chef Romo graduated from the Helene Boucher Culinary Art School in Vénissieux at age 19 and perfected his skill under French Master Chef Patrick Henriroux at the dual-Michelin Starred restaurant La Pyramide in Vienne, France.

Chef Romo spent a decade directing Patrick Properties Hospitality Group’s culinary programs and helmed the kitchen at Fish Restaurant. He was also named a Monterey Bay Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Ambassador and member of the Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force recognizing his commitment to ocean-friendly seafood and Lowcountry fishermen.

Chef Romo now brings his European training and appreciation for locally sourced ingredients to his own concept, NICO, set to open in the spring of 2017.