Booker & Zinc Meet the Chefs of Booker & Zinc | Booker & Zinc

Chef Nino LoCascio

Executive Chef

If you’ve eaten in Booker and Zinc at the Bridgewater Marriott, then you’ve experienced the culinary delights of Chef Nino LoCascio.
Trained at The Restaurant School of Philadelphia at Walnut Hill College, Chef Nino’s always had an interest in creating food people enjoy eating, a trait he inherited from his parents who owned and operated a bakery in Northern, New Jersey.
After graduating, Chef Nino went to work in establishments in Philadelphia, Dallas, Baltimore, as well as in New Jersey where he perfected his craft. Now, his resume resembles a “who’s who’ in the culinary world. His dishes have appeared in restaurants, hotels, and country clubs where celebrities and famous athletes often dined. He even opened his own restaurant named Nino’s Trattoria, which he later sold and ultimately led him to the Bridgewater Marriott where he’s been satisfying the appetites of our guests. Here, he leads a team of talented cooks who cater to guests every need.
“The best part about doing what I do is seeing the reaction from people after enjoying a meal I created.”
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his Italian family with whom he’s very close and he enjoys the outdoors and traveling.
Whether he’s preparing savory or sweet dishes (he’s also a trained pastry chef), Chef Nino’s goal is simple: prepare delicious meals using fresh ingredients in interesting ways. If you haven’t tried one of the Chef’s meals, we invite you to come in! If you have, we invite you to return! Ask your server to meet the man behind your meal – you’ll be glad you did!