Nic & Luc is a family-owned company based in Orlando, Florida specializing in small batch provisions. Nic & Luc is founded by Chef Leroy Bautista--a progressive culinary professional with over 20 years of experience ranging from luxury hotels, to upscale fine dining restaurants, to prestigious catering companies. Originally from New Orleans, Chef Leroy and his family moved to South Florida in 2009 with the desire to become part of the Miami restaurant scene. A lay-off during the economic downturn led to a new career path when one of Leroy’s clients suggested he start making his sauces and vinaigrettes and start selling them at local farmers markets. After much research and planning, Leroy decided to start with canning jams and jellies and Nic & Luc was born. Starting with seven flavors, their product line has expanded over the past few years to seventeen rotating flavors! Leroy carefully thinks through each new flavor he introduces and how they can be paired with other foods and drinks. For example, Fig Newton-ish a blend of ginger and fig, goes deliciously with bold cheeses and lamb.
Nic & Luc is a family business at heart. Stop by any of the local markets, and if you are lucky you will meet the entire Bautista family Leroy, his wife Aurora and their two sons, Nic and Luc, the namesake of the company.
Miami New Times - December 8, 2016