Co Co. Sala
Nicholas Pine is the assistant pastry chef of Co Co. Sala, Washington D.C.’s luxurious chocolate boutique, lounge and restaurant. He manages Co Co. Sala’s dessert, pastries, and chocolate production, and works along side Executive Chef Santosh Tiptur to create beautiful chocolate sculptures, sugar showpieces, and elaborate dessert buffets for private parties, special events, and charities.
Having developed a love for chocolate and art at an early age, Nicholas channeled his passion into a career choice. He graduated from the professional pastry arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine and received other certifications from prestigious national chocolate schools, including L’École Valrhona Brooklyn and Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier, Las Vegas.
From handcrafting artisanal chocolates with a range of flavor combinations from the familiar to the global and exotic to assisting chef instructors in pastry workshops, Nicholas is always looking for new challenges and opportunities to develop and expand his chocolate arts.