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Zach Nicholson

Lucky Cat Ramen
Memphis, TN

Chef Zach Nicholson credits his love of quality food to former mentor Chef Erling Jensen.  After 10 years working alongside the esteemed chef, Nicholson left Memphis to study at restaurants in upstate New York and later Austin, Texas.  While in Austin, he discovered the art of Japanese cuisine - most specifically the broad variety of ways to prepare and expand upon the American perception of ramen noodles.  He brought his newfound passion for ramen back to Memphis where he developed Lucky Cat Ramen which has quickly become a much-beloved Memphis favorite.