Nicholas A. Mercogliano, Corporate Executive Chef at Pecinka Ferri Associates, a manufacturers’ agent representing internationally recognized brands of quality foodservice equipment, was recently promoted to Partner.
“Chef Nick” Mercogliano earned his associates degree in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America. He received his bachelor’s degree in culinary management from Le Cordon Bleu.
Chef Nick is designated a World Certified Master Chef (WCMC) by The World Association of Chefs’ Societies. Additionally, he is recognized as a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC) by The American Culinary Federation. He was named “Chef of the Year” twice by the ACF’s Jersey Shore Chef’s Association and recognized among the 2014 “Under 30” emerging leaders in the foodservice industry by Food Service Director magazine. Chef Nick currently serves as the President of the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Jersey Shore Chef’s Association Chapter and as a Board member for the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF), New Jersey chapter.
Most recently, Mercogliano became a Certified Professional Manufacturers’ Representative (CPMR). This is a comprehensive program that includes education on topics such as business ethics, coaching and leadership, line and portfolio profitability, and technology solutions.
Chairman and COO, Joe Ferri, Sr., CPMR, CFSP, recently praised Chef Nick and his critical role at Pecinka Ferri Associates. “Chef Nick has been with Pecinka Ferri for eight years,” said Ferri. “We are fortunate to have someone with Nick’s culinary abilities, work ethic, and business acumen now in a more senior position within the company.”
President and CEO, Ed Pecinka, CPMR, CFSP added, “I am so pleased to make Nick a partner in our company. He has earned this opportunity with his unique knowledge and work ethic. He is more importantly a fine young man.”
A Metro New York leader in foodservice equipment solutions, Pecinka Ferri’s goal is to combine smart foodservice solutions with extensive industry knowledge and experience to ensure their customers get the right product for the right application. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, they represent over 50 internationally recognized manufacturers and house a Culinary Center, with a test kitchen and bar and beverage center, to provide a hands-on experience with equipment for front and back of the house professionals.
To learn more about Pecinka Ferri Associates, visit their website.
See more of Chef Nick’s bio at his website.