Nicolas Jammet is Co-Founder & Co-CEO of sweetgreen, a destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food. Nicolas and his co-founders Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman launched sweetgreen in 2007, opening their first location in Georgetown, DC, just three months out of college. The brand’s strong food ethos, embrace of passion and purpose, and investment in local communities has enabled sweetgreen to grow into a national brand with more than 39 locations across the East Coast and California.
Sweetgreen also produces the annual Sweetlife Festival, a two-day music-and-food festival featuring local restaurants and big-name chefs and artists like Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Lana del Rey, Foster the People, and Phantogram.
In 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama selected Nicolas for the Presidential Delegation to EXPO 2015, an international summit to discuss global nutrition and health as well as sustainable food solutions. He has been recognized as a key innovator in food and business, named to Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies”,Inc’s “30 Under 30”, Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and Food & Wine’s “40 Big Food Thinkers 40 and Under,” among other accolades.
Born and raised in New York City, Nicolas grew up in a family of restaurateurs – the son of André and Rita Jammet, owners of NYC’s beloved La Caravelle. He graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he met fellow sweetgreen Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman.