Born in New Zealand, Chantelle Nicholson very quickly learned to love food and cooking, being surrounded by local, seasonal, tasty produce.
After earning her law and business degrees, whilst working part time as a cook, she worked briefly in the field before following her passion of cookery, enticing her away from NZ to a job at London’s Savoy Grill in 2004.
Following time both in and out of the kitchen, working in operations, Chantelle opened Tredwells in 2014, taking sole ownership in 2017.
In 2021, Tredwells was one of the first restaurants in the United Kingdom to be awarded a Michelin Green star.
Returning to her roots of seasonal, low-waste cooking, and a circular approach to all she does, Chantelle opened Apricity, in London’s Mayfair, in 2022, focusing on ‘conscious cooking and joyful dining’ with a regenerative ethos.
In its first year of operation, Apricity was awarded a Michelin Green star for its full-circle approach to sustainability.