Ricky immersed himself in school with such focus and dedication that it wasn’t long before his talent earned him recognition amongst his professors and peers. He graduated first in his class at the New York Restaurant School in 1994. After a short stint at Montrachet in Tribeca, owner Drew Nieporent brought Ricky to join his team for a new restaurant he was opening called Nobu. The rest is history. Nobu’s new style Japanese cuisine has won virtually every major culinary accolade and is recognized world wide.
Ricky quickly worked his way up from prep cook to Chef de Cuisine of Nobu New York. He assisted in the opening and training of staff for Nobu Next Door in 1998 and Nobu Las Vegas in 1999. He is currently responsible for the hot kitchens of both Nobu New York and Nobu Next Door as Executive Chef.