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Nicole Outrequin Quaisser

Nicole Outrequin Quaisser


After years in management at Chicago’s Drake Hotel and prestigious Mid-America Club, Nicole Outrequin Quaisser, together with her husband, Stephan, embraces her own family business: LM Restaurant Group.

Outrequin Quaisser has a lifetime of experience in the hospitality industry, stretching back to her childhood in Hamburg, Germany, where her parents owned and managed several restaurants. She grew up in the kitchen and front of house. “I remember calling the Executive Chef uncle when I was four years old,” she recalls.

Her family background led her to study the hotel business; she apprenticed at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg while completing coursework in hotel and restaurant management.

In 1991, Outrequin Quaisser left Hamburg for London, where she started her professional career with Hilton International. After stints at Hilton properties in London, New York and Guam, Outrequin Quaisser accepted a position at The Drake Hotel in Chicago. She was the Drake’s Director of Catering and Convention Services from 1993 to 2002, responsible for selling, planning, and executing hundreds of deluxe events.

In 2002, she left The Drake to become General Manager of the Mid-America Club, one of the most prestigious of Chicago’s private dining clubs, where she was responsible for oversight of all of the club’s operations. More recently Outrequin Quaisser served as the General Manager of The Clare at Water Tower, an upscale senior living facility.

Nicole and Stephan have two children, Luc and Mary, after whom LM is named. The children speak German, French and English, reflecting their parents’ backgrounds. Outrequin Quaisser is a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, an international culinary organization founded in Paris and dedicated to creating opportunities for the enjoyment of fine food and wine. She is also a Junior Board Member of the German American Chamber of Commerce.

When not engaged in culinary pursuits, she spends time riding horses whenever possible.