A graduate of Newbury College and a Certified Executive Chef, chef Nicholas Calias brings decades’ worth of experience and a tremendous amount of passion to the kitchen at the Lyons Group’s Rochambeau.
Calias spent twelve years as the Executive Chef at Boston’s Colonnade Hotel and its French Bistro, Brasserie Jo, where he worked alongside the respected and beloved Chef Jean Joho before it closed in 2019. In that role, he was able to lead an award-winning restaurant to the forefront of Boston’s culinary scene. He also oversaw all functions and events at the restaurant and created the very popular Roof TOP Chef Series on the Colonnade Roof Deck, which raised more than $45,000 for Share Our Strength.
Calias, who teaches French Cuisine at Boston University, received his Certification through the American Culinary Federation as a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) & Certified Culinary Administrator Certification (CCA) as well as World Certified Executive Chef through the Worlds Association of Chefs. He is very involved with the Mass Restaurant Association and is a Lead Judge for the Mass Pro Start and a National Pro Start Competition, and is on the Board of Director for The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Education Foundation. In 2015, Calias was named the MRA Chef of the Year. He competed on the Food Network in 2015 on “Guy’s Grocery Games” and also helped create the Pedro Martinez Foundation’s “Feast with 45” event at Fenway Park.
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Calias still calls the Granite State home; he lives there with his wife and three daughters.