Nikki Cascone Welcomes Son Jackson Robert

01/05/2011 at 01:05 PM ET
Courtesy Nikki Cascone

It’s a boy for Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone!

The chef and husband Brad Grossman welcomed their first child, son Jackson Robert Grossman, at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3 in New York City, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The baby boy, whom the couple plan to call Jax, weighed in at 7 lbs., 4 oz. and is 19 inches long.

“We both love the name Jackson from one of our favorite shows, Sons of Anarchy, and his middle name is after my stepdad who died of cancer a few years ago,” Cascone explains.

“We had a natural childbirth and after suffering from endometreosis for several years I am ecstatic that we were able to conceive this beautiful miracle baby! We will be taking him to work with us very soon!”

The couple are the owners of Octavia’s Porch, which opened on the Lower East Side in early December.

Courtesy Nikki Cascone


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Annie on


Naita on

I dont know who they are,but he is ADORABLE!!

TM on

What a beautiful little boy!

Melissa on

Congrats, he is adorable!

I love that they named him after Jax from SOA, that is my favorite show 🙂

lin on

he is cute

B.R on

Beautiful baby boy, I love the name. I wish them all the best, years filled with health, joy and happiness. I sincerely hope that her painfull and hard struggle with endometriosis is over, and that they are able to have as many kids as they wish.

ellen on

what a beautiful child

desiree on

he is a cute baby boy..i wish you guys the best 🙂

Mallory on

What an adorable baby boy! I really like the name Jackson. Jax is a great nickname, too, though at first I thought of my sister’s puppy whose name is Jax. LOL. Then I remember my mom’s best friend’s nephew is named Jaxon. Great solid name all around, and I really love that his middle name is after Nikki’s stepdad!

Colleen on

That’s the cutest little boy ever! And I love the name Jackson.

Elecia Stevens-Markulis on


Macy on

Cute boy, congrats to them! Really dislike the names, but there you go. Jaxon/Jaxson is a better spelling if you want the nickname Jax. Otherwise just use Jack.

Jax on

THAT’S MY NAME JAX!! YAAAA– I always get super excited when a celebrity names their child Jax!

Kelly on

I love the name! If I had a son that was the name I was going to use. Adorable baby!

Kelly on

Love the name! Adorable