Nicole’s Special Events & Catering Co. is the Capital District’s premiere full-service off-premise catering and event coordination agency. We are always available to expertly plan your next party or event, whether large or small. Nicole’s Catering specializes in weddings, but also cater social and corporate events such as bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations, business luncheons, meetings and conferences. Our skilled event production team will travel to your location in Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Troy, the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Adirondacks, Berkshires, Western New York and beyond.

Nicole’s Restaurant, located in Albany’s Delaware Avenue neighborhood, is a fine dining locale specializing in upscale Italian and contemporary American cuisine. Join us for dinner and experience an intimately romantic atmosphere in our main dining room, or a peacefully secluded oasis out on our back deck. Have an old favorite like a perfectly grilled baseball-cut steak, or be adventurous and try some of our exciting new Chef’s Specials. Our extensive wine list is always available, as is a full bar with many top-shelf specialty cocktails.

the team
Margaret Carciobolo President: CEO: Owner copy

Margaret Carciobolo

Sarah Carciobolo COO: Event Management: Operations copy

Sarah Carciobolo
COO/Event Management/Operations

Kate Bender Event Coordinator copy

Kate Bender
Event Coordinator

Logan Hoffis
Bar and Restaurant Manager

Eric Monteiro Operations Manager copy

Eric Monteiro
Operations Manager

Daniel Gordon

Edward Bink

Quinten Gavin
Catering Operations

Tina Spenard Event Management copy

Tina Spenard
Event Management

Michelle Baker Event Management copy

Michelle Baker
Event Management

Melinda Prickett Event Management copy

Melinda Prickett
Event Management

Julie Durkee Event Management copy

Julie Durkee
Event Management

Dawn Lyon Event Management copy

Dawn Lyon
Event Management


Dylan Gavin
Service Team Leader

Patrick Breen Service Lead copy

Patrick Breen
Service Lead

Matt Breen Service Lead copy

Matthew Breen
Service Lead

Justin Peliter Service Lead copy

Justin Peliter
Service Lead

We are honored that you are interested in a career at Nicole’s Restaurant and/or Nicole’s Special Events & Catering!
Here at Nicole’s, we are always looking for fresh, smiling faces to help us deliver an exceptional guest experience that goes above and beyond our client’s expectations.
See what positions we have available currently and fill out an application today.

Job Summary:
To ensure a positive and professional dining experience to all guests, by providing exceptional customer service.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Arranging table placement
  • Set up venues for events including but not limited too; tables, chairs, linens, dishware and other amenities
  • Polishing china and silverware
  • Carrying dinner, passing and clearing trays
  • Providing exceptional customer service
  • Greeting and directing guests
  • Clearing tables and food stations
  • Keeping guest tables, food stations and venue clean at all times
  • Take orders from guests, serve courses in a timely manner
  • Know the menu and major ingredients
  • Adhering to health and safety standards
  • Closing an event, breaking down tables and cleaning venue
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned
  • Attend all staff meetings as required

Job Specifications:

  • Minimum must be a High School graduate or completed GED
  • At least 18 years or older
  • 1-2 years of serving experience
  • Must be able to maintain appropriate work pace, perform assigned tasks, and communicate orally.
  • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs, exchange information between staff and clients, distinguish between different foods and beverages, transport event equipment items 25-50 pounds and work around weather conditions.

How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Please put Catering Server in the subject line.

Prep cook/ Banquet cook / Job Summary:
Banquet Cooks work under the supervision of an executive chef and Banquet chef and are responsible for food preparation

Essential Job Functions:

  • Adhere to policies and procedures regarding sanitation and sanitary food handling.
  • Maintains the work area, including all counter tops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration in a clean and sanitary condition in accordance with state, county, and company health regulations and safety regulations.
  • Have thorough knowledge of menus and the preparation required.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of all storage areas
  • Proficiency in the following cooking techniques: charbroiling, poaching, deep-frying, sauté, braising, roasting and par-cooking.
  • Recognize quality standards in fresh vegetables, fish, dairy, and meat products.
  • Knowledge of herbs and spices and proper use of each.
  • Maintain clean and sanitary environment with knowledge of proper food handling, storage, and sanitation.
  • Prepare food for Banquets, as   required, following specifications on Banquet Event Orders.
  • Prepare all foods following Nicole’s standard recipes. Preparation of specials will be under the direction of the Chef or Executive Chef.
  • Breakdown buffets and plated meals, storing food and equipment properly at the end of each meal period.
  • Work banquet food station as scheduled by the Chef or Executive Sous chef.
  • Know the location and operation of all fire extinguishing equipment.
  • Practice safe work habits at all times to avoid possible injury to self or other employees.
  • Be able to support any position in the Kitchen that is in need of help.
  • Perform additional duties as the need arises

Job Specifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Degree from accredited culinary school.
• Must be able to work in hot kitchen, in fast paced environments and in demanding situations.
• Must be willing to begin work some days in the early morning hours and other times remain at work late into the night depending on the size and time of a particular banquet.
• Must be able to work weekends and holidays as these are common times for banquets.
• Must be able to handle heavy lifting over 50lbs, long hours of standing and other taxing physical activities.
• Be prepared to quickly deal with injuries like cuts and burns that can result in busy kitchens even when safety guidelines are strictly observed.

How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Please put Prep Cook in the subject line.

Please feel free to reach out to us via phone, email, fax or social media. We’d love to hear from you! Phone: (518) 436-4952

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