Rooster's Noble Grille

Meet Nick Allen


Manager & Banquet Event Coordinator Nick Allen has been with the Noble Food & Pursuits for 17 years at our Winston Salem Rooster's location and we are honored to have him as part of our family.

A little bit about Nick...

How long have you been at Rooster's Winston Salem? 
17 years

Any informal training?
I have been in the restaurant business since I was 15

Favorite food item at Rooster's?
Meatloaf with mashed potatoes

Favorite thing about your location?
My customers and the friendships that I have made

Favorite spot/table at your location?
Table 22 or Bar Table 12

Favorite thing about working with the Noble Food and Pursuits group?
It has always felt like family to me. I have grown up here and love how close knit the corporation is

What are you most passionate about as it relates to your job?
Motivating my team to be their best

Why do you love working for the Noble Food and Pursuits group?
Our attention to detail, and that we are treated with respect

What one thing do you want people to know about your location (that they might not know)?
That Rooster's is still Nobles Grille

If you had to pick on, what would you say is the BEST thing your location offers?
Its location to Thruway Shopping Center and that we have always had the support of the building that we are located in.

What is your favorite part of the meal?
Entree and dessert (especially the apple pie)

Best guest story?
Too many to tell. My customers are so good to me

Favorite work story?
Working with the community every year at Thanksgiving to help feed the less fortunate

Best work accomplishment?
Becoming part of the management team

Favorite lesson from Noble Food and Pursuits?
Always lead by example

Best piece of advice Chef Jim Noble has shared with you?
That it is always about the customers and their experience

Most memorable quote from Chef Jim Noble?
Take care of your staff and always have the best interest of the customers

Favorite thing to do on the weekend?
Spending time on the lake with my family

What can we find you doing on your day off?
Spending time with my kids

Any Pro tips?
A person who feels appreciate will always do more than is expected

Always try to lead by example

Always take care of the customer

Stay positive, encourage teamwork, and always smile 🙂