Nina Sagoo
Executive Chef, Spiced Lavender Catering

Nina Sagoo is a Chef & Caterer whose jovial and hard working nature has made her a success in her field.

As a child she was often taught how to cook by her mom & grandmother in Kenya. From the age of seven, she was always in the kitchen whipping up a pound cake or new recipe from her mom's collections. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science at the University of North Texas, the kitchen captured her heart once again. Having never attended culinary school, Nina stumbled upon her passion while filling in for a prep cook position at Mi Cocina's - Fort Worth. Then, she took her skills to Jon Bonnell's Waters - 7th street with the encouragement of one of her managers. After some time at Chef Bonnell's restaurant she was offered a position with Stephan Pyle's at Stampede 66. In Dallas, she trained with incredible chefs and learned an exponential amount of skills while entering the catering world with two successful companies.

After a few years in Dallas, her hometown reeled her back in as she took over the executive management position at Donatella Trotti's, Nonna Tata, on Magnolia Ave. She has worked through numerous kitchens, perfecting and learning culinary trends, while studying the art of cooking & catering. After two years of simultaneously managing Nonna Tata and learning the trades of the culinary world, she decided to open her own company, Spiced Lavender Catering.