Karim Abu-Majd
President/Owner

Karim Abu-Majd
President/Owner

Mr. Abu-Majd is an international investor investing in Projects in Asia, America, Europe and North Africa. His investments varies from Defense Project, Sustainable Transport Project, Biotech, Renewable Energy and Off course Hospitality, Mr. Abu-Majd holds a special relationship to The Little Door so he partnered with Chef Nicolas to make the Little Door Food and menu accessible and also affordable as he intends to open multiple locations in the great Los Angeles County.

EXECUTIVE CHEF / OWNER

T. Nicolas Peter

As the son of a perfume chemist and avid home cook, Executive Chef T. Nicolas Peter grew up in a household that wholly embraced the art of cooking and the magic of flavor. As a child, Chef Nicolas was particularly inspired by the tastes of Morocco, and fell in love with the spices of the region. While living in culinary capitals such as Paris, Belgium and the south of France, Nicolas developed signature techniques, style, and a respect for fresh ingredients which ultimately developed into his inimitable cooking style. 

When Chef Nicolas moved to the United States in his twenties, he quickly moved up the culinary ranks in the fine-dining establishments of regional Omni and Radisson hotels. There he combined his European background with innovative cooking methods and began to develop a distinct culinary style that relied on the senses and science of taste. 

Chef Nicolas’ talent in the kitchen grew to an executive role as he took charge of culinary management at the Radisson Hotels. His skillset ultimately took him to California where he took on the role of executive chef at San Diego’s Radisson Harbor View hotel. After trying his hand as a personal chef for a year, Nicolas was hired on as Executive Chef at Hollywood’s celebrated Café des Artistes where he fine-tuned the restaurant’s bistro menu.

In 1996, Chef Nicolas opened The Little Door and later The Little Next Door, where he helmed the kitchens for over two decades. Consistently lauded by critics and clientele as one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, Chef’s simple and elegant French Mediterranean fare showcased his natural talent for creating harmonious dishes – balancing the ingredients’ color, texture, flavor and consistency. In the wintertime Chef would experiment with the warming elements of Moroccan flavors, and quickly discovered that fusion was where his true passion lied. 

Now Chef Nicolas and his team are taking on a new venture – serving a fresh and redefined concept at West Hollywood’s Harlowe. On the vine laden outdoor patio guests are treated to an array of rustic French, Mediterranean, and Moroccan flavors alongside a robust cocktail and wine menu. Chef’s appreciation for seasonality is expressed through his use of farmer’s market produce, nuanced flavor profiles, and a simplistic style that lets the ingredients’ natural sweetness truly shine. 

Dominic Scott
SOUS-CHEF

Armando Garcia

35 years ago Chef Armando Garcia moved to the United States from Jalisco and brought with him a hunger for learning and a desire for excellence. Inspired by his families’ long history of authentic Mexican cooking, Armando made the decision to diversify his culinary knowledge into a new sector, Mediterranean Cuisine. From humble beginnings, Armando first developed his craft at the Four Oaks under Chef Peter Rolland until he later joined Chef Nicolas at the Little Door in 1997. 

Over the years working alongside Chef Nicolas, Armando has proven masterful leadership in the kitchen. Now at TLD, his drive for growth and excellence plays a big role in his consistent, yet evolving flavor.

Dominic Scott
SOUS-CHEF

Antonio Aguilar

After emigrating to the United States from Retalhuleu, Guatemala as a young boy, Antonio (AKA Tony) stumbled upon his love for the culinary arts while working alongside Chef Nicolas at The Little Door. As a novice cook, he quickly developed a true passion for gastronomy under the mentorship of Chef Nicolas. Over two decades later and Tony’s vibrant enthusiasm, incredible work ethic, and thriving creativity make him an integral member of the team.