Nigel is a hugely talented and respected chef who has regularly appeared on BBC Radio Humberside’s morning show giving hints, tips and recipe advice. He launched his acclaimed Cookery Academy in 2008 which is popularly thought of as Lincolnshire finest cookery school.
Nigel Brown was born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire on 25th June 1966, the youngest son of parents who have spent a lifetime in the Hotel and Catering industry. Throughout his teenage years Nigel worked in his parents restaurant then known as “The Four Winds”. Then, at the age of 16, he began his formal catering training, spending 2 years at Hull College, 2 at Scarborough College (like fellow chef and Yorkshire man James Martin) and a year each at Grimsby and Beverley College.
During his career he’s worked at some of the UK’s biggest and busiest hotels and competed in many national competitions including the London Hotelympia Salon Culinaire competitions and also won a place in the Forte’s Chef of the Year competition. He has also spent time overseas at the highly acclaimed French cookery school Ecole Le Notre where he picked up a wealth of experience and knowledge in areas of specialist patisserie work.
Nigel regularly demonstrates at top food festivals and events throughout the UK from Brighton’s Jubilee Square, Royal Hampton Court Palace London to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, and, in 2008, Nigel demonstrated at the Channel 4 Leeds Taste Festival. He’s been a regular celebrity at the 2007/8 & 9 Hull Global Food Fest and has also provided an impromptu “cooking with banter” along with Ainsley Harriot, entertaining the audience with their cheeky sense of humor and easy to follow teaching styles.
2012 was another productive year for Nigel: in January he became a regular recipe columnist for The Lady Magazine online, and later in the year he flew out to New Deli for two weeks he will be “Guest Cheffing” some exclusive cookery school days at Deli’s very own Zaza Cookery School.
Nigel also lends his on-going commitment and support as Patron of the Echoes Foundation, a charitable organisation that supports families and children with disabilities. He was also featured in the Echoes Foundation 2011 charity celebrity chef calendar along with Gordon Ramsay, Gino D ‘Acampo, Gary Rhodes, Raymond Blanc, Ainsley Harriott, Merrilees Parker, James Martin and the Hairy Bikers.
Personal Appearances & Event Catering
Nigel demonstrates his culinary skills at food festivals and events around the country including prestigious locations such as Hampton Court Palace and Earls Court.
Along with friend and celebrity chef James Martin, Nigel cooked at the Hull Global Food Fest in 2010.
Nigel can be booked for your event or festival whatever the location. And he will even bring along his own demonstration kitchen!
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