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Seafood R'evolution Executive Sous Chef Semifinalist for 'Eater Young Guns'

Nicole Medrano

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Seafood R’evolution’s Executive Sous Chef, Nicole Medrano, is a semifinalist for Eater Young Guns, a nationwide competition seeking the country’s most talented, passionate, young professionals in the restaurant industry. According to the Eater website, more than 1,000 nominees vied for the honor and only 55 semi-finalists were selected. The competition is restricted to industry professionals under 30 years of age and/or with less than five years of restaurant industry experience. Finalists will be announced on June 22.

“We are thrilled that Chef Medrano is a semi-finalist in this prestigious competition,” said Chef John Folse, managing partner of Seafood R’evolution and chief executive officer of Chef John Folse & Company. “It is certainly a tremendous honor for her and it brings great recognition to the restaurant and Mississippi as well.”

Medrano has a variety of industry experiences including restaurant, baking and professional catering. Each role has prepared her to excel in her executive sous chef position at Seafood R’evolution.

“I knew that becoming a semi-finalist was a shot in the dark but I placed!” Medrano said. “What an honor!” When asked­ who had the biggest influence on her career, she said, “My five brothers and two sisters. I wanted to show them that no matter where you come from, you are in charge of where you end up in life. I wanted them to know if you work hard enough, have the dedication, no one can stop you from being what you want to be.”

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