A Dublin native, Nico is one of the most exciting new food talents in Europe. From a young age he had his head in the cupboard and an eye over the shoulder of his grandmother learning about the depth of flavour and the variety of spice in Caribbean cooking and soul food. He is now a regular on This Morning's cookery segments. 


Nico is a chef and owner of Dublin restaurant Lil Portie, which jumped into international recognition after it was featured on Vice Medias F*ck That's delicious, with rapper Action Bronson. 

From a young age Nico learned from his Jamaican grandmother about the depth of flavour and the variety of spice in Caribbean cooking and soul food. Bringing this knowledge to Latin America he ran a catered event company and a restaurant in Buenos Aires for six years. His menus drew influences from Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico, and combed deep Caribbean flavours and aromas, with South American zests.

Nico’s a regular on This Morning’s cookery segments. He’s also featured on RTÉ’s The Today Show, and Virgin Media’s Ireland AM. He starred as the in-house celebrity chef on the Virgin Media series Lodging with Lucy. Nico presented his own series Grill Seeker which aired on RTÉ Player. His latest show All Fired Up, is about giving you the skills, tips and recipes to help you up your grilling game and barbecue like a pro.




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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


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