nadim the chef

This is My Story...

January 6, 1990 marks a great milestone in my life. 30 years ago I landed at JFK international airport in New York from Monrovia, Liberia. Born in 1964 in Monrovia, moved to Lebanon in 1974 with my parents, I then returned to the place of my birth, Monrovia, Liberia in 1989. I left 3 months later to escape their civil war to begin my adventure in the United States.

After being here for a few months, I started working at a deli. This was a big change from my sales position that I had held in Lebanon. I worked for a couple of delis, where I come to appreciate some good Jewish food, especially corn beef. I always had the itch to return to sales, and after three years in the food business, I took a job in sales working for Boch Mitsubishi in Norwood, Ma. I then went to work for Nashua Mitsubishi in Nashua, NH, closer to where my wife and I resided in Woburn, Ma. During my employment at my previous deli job at North Station Deli I met and now is my wife, Jodi. She was a customer and asked for seafood salad sandwich for dine in, and she will take the cook to go (Good pick up line). After working for a few months at Nashua Mitsubishi, I met one of the Hannoush cousins, and was offered a position at the Hannoush Jewelers in Nashua. It was a job that I enjoyed immensely, helping customers thru their happy purchases, and most importantly, meeting this great and humble family. After I was transferred to Saugus, and then the Peabody store to assist in managing that location. I worked for the Hannoush family from 1995 to 1998. After being passed on a promotion to manage the Nashua store, the decision was made to leave and accept another sales position with E. B. Horn Company in Boston downtown crossing. I was employed there from 1998 to 2000. The experience that I gained from that company was huge, and by the time I left E. B. Horn, I was the pearl buyer for them