Proprietor, Event Coordinator
Deeply rooted into an Italian-American family in Albany, growing up in the wedding photography business. Both her parents operated Louis Studio Photographers for over 45 years.
This upbringing honed Margaret’s passion for planning events and creating memories. At age 12 she began assisting her mother as a wedding photographer’s assistant. By 16 she began waiting tables in a pizzeria and continued making her way through the Restaurant Industry to gain all the knowledge she could about customer service, food & beverage. Until opening Nicole’s in 1986 just after graduating from The College of Saint Rose in Albany New York with a bachelors of science in business management. As a young restauarnt owner her worked all aspects of the restaurant from cooking, waiting, bartending, whatever she needed to do. Nicole’s began catering with small house parties and party pan pick up orders and now caterers to nearly 75 weddings each year.
Partners in business Margaret Carciobolo and James Gavin (JP) are currently raising four children, Quinten, Dylan, Alivia and Ethan in the Bethlehem area. They work daily as a husband and wife team. Husband JP conquering the back of the house creating daily specials, unique creations focusing on food while Margaret’s focus has been front of the house, catering and event design. With each client is a chance to create and design new and exciting events. She looks forward to helping you create customized, cherished memories of your own.
Director of Social Media and Client Coordination
Faith Burkins has an extensive background in the restaurant industry, spanning over 10 years, as well as a degree in Journalism from SUNY New Paltz. She first joined Nicole's Catering and Special Events in 2014, serving as the company's Social Media Manager as well as an Event Coordinator for in-house and off-premise catering events. Faith assists in the planning and coordination of weddings, social occasions and restaurant parties. Under the training of Margaret Carciobolo, it did not take long before Faith was impeccably executing her own social events. Her warm and enthusiastic personality, along with her dedication to the restaurant has helped to contribute to her success and to Nicole's overall client satisfaction.