Nicole Cogan – Founder & CEO
Seven years ago Nicole Cogan realized she had a health condition that would change her life forever: she was allergic to gluten. At the time, Nicole was a sales analyst at J.P. Morgan; a job where taking clients out to lunches and dinners was a requirement in her industry. Nicole loved her job, but always explaining to the restaurant server or manager that she was gluten-free, especially in large group settings, was extremely wearing. Nicole started NOBREAD as a guide to herself, outlining gluten-free dishes and substitutions, so that she could choose her meals before client outings.
What started out as a personal convenience turned into a passion, and that passion became Nicole’s full-time career. In June 2014, Nicole left her job in finance and a few months later officially started NOBREAD.COM, to give diners a convenient resource for ordering gluten-free food and drink in New York City. NOBREAD has since expanded to Los Angeles, San Francisco and DC, customizing each restaurant menu to give gluten-free options and suggestions for consumers. Nicole has since expanded NOBREAD to include the best in gluten-free products and beverages, health & wellness, travel, and more!
** Note: NOBREAD is a ‘guide’ to make your dining experience easier and less stressful! All diners are encouraged to tell their waiters/the restaurant about their allergy, as menus and kitchen policies are subject to change!