Rich Baca

Rich Baca

Owner, Nicksons Eatery

Location
Greater Chicago Area
Industry
Restaurants

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Rich Baca's Overview

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  • Owner at Nicksons Eatery
Education
  • Northridge Prep
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Rich Baca's Experience

Owner

Nicksons Eatery

October 2009Present (5 years)

Rich Baca brings years of experience and a passion for excellence in hospitality to the Lagrange restaurant scene. After beginning his career at Cab's—a popular French Bistro in Glen Ellyn—Rich's passion for food and wine led him to Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, where he held a seven year tenure with industry guru, Richard Melman, and played a role in the success of Papagus Greek Taverna at their two locations in Oak Brook and Chicago.
Shortly after, he played an integral role with Go Roma—a fast casual concept—where he assisted in opening several new locations. In 2006 Rich met Chicago scenester Billy Dec of Rockit Ranch Productions. Billy quickly hired Rich to work at Rockit Bar and Grill, where his innovative, hands-on operations skills have earned him respect as a top industry professional in the Chicago-area.

Rich was recently invited to participate in the First Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine festival, where he had the opportunity to work with the world's top chefs and fellow industry professionals. Currently, Rich is seeking membership in the International Guild Court of Master Sommeliers for wine certification. Rich received his Bachelors degree in Business and Hospitality Administration from Eastern Illinois University.

Rich Baca's Education

Northridge Prep

19941998

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