Nigel Brown – 2023 Biography & Press Photograph
Having spent a lifetime in the hotel and catering industry, Yorkshire born and bred Nigel has worked at some of the UK’s biggest and busiest hotels. He 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.
In 2007 Nigel filmed and produced a set of three cookery DVDs and launched his fabulous cookery academy in North Lincolnshire. Nigel’s academy is said to be Lincolnshire’s finest cookery school.
In between running courses at his cookery academy, Nigel regularly demonstrates at top food festivals and events throughout the UK. Amongst some of his more memorable achievements he was featured in a celebrity chef calendar (with his clothes on!) and over the years has catered for Nelson Mandela and Princess Anne.
In January 2012 Nigel became a regular recipe columnist for The Lady Magazine online.
2013 saw Nigel front a nine part foodie TV series. The show was broadcast to 136 countries around the world.
2014/15 was a busy year with delivering courses at the academy along with Nigel’s many food festival appearances across the UK and his commitment to charities that included running pop-up restaurants for CASE a Hull based charity that runs a disabled adults learning centre.
2015 – the year that Nigel headed up the national campaign #EatWhatYouLike, a campaign that raised an eyebrow or two but gained much support from the nation as the campaign message was and is, eat what you like and live life to the full, everything in moderation is good for you.
A marriage of food and wine followed in the autumn/winter of 2015 as Nigel teamed up with Wine Rack UK to deliver food and wine tasting events at all of their new high street Wine Rack store openings across the UK.
With an unrivalled passion for sharing his wealth of expertise in the world of good food Nigel had his first cookery book, NB. HOW TO COOK published in 2016. Within 2 months of the books publication it rightfully received its first award from the GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS, winning the prestigious title of BEST COOKERY SCHOOL BOOK IN THE UK.
2017 saw Nigel embark on a national tour, Cookbook Live with Nigel Brown, it was a brand new show that showcased Nigel’s latest award winning cookbook while he entertained audiences across the UK with his amazing recipes and cheeky Yorkshire patter!
In the later part of November 2018 Nigel signed up to a hotel/restaurant attachment deal” this saw Nigel open the doors to his first restaurant attachment in the UK
2019 Working with London television production company, Nigel filmed a pilot for a potential 4 part series Food/Travelog series that if commissioned will be aired along with a travelogue cookbook to follow.
2022 Completed a historical food segment of filming for BBC1’s popular to series The Antiques Roadtrip, September 23rd 2022 aired – series 25 episode 8
During the 2022 Royal Jubilee weekend Nigel hosted and presented a Q&A with the cookery legend Raymond Blanc OBE at Blenheim Palace in front of a packed foodie audience of around 1000 guests.
2022/23 Work started on the a vision of Nigel’s second cookery school in Bishton Hall, Staffordshire in collaboration with top TV celebrity/personality/auctioneer and friend Charles Hanson. Charles and Nigel will also be hosting a series of a Georgian Dinner events at Bishton Hall in 2023 with the potential to having them also filmed.
2023 January/February saw Nigel head out to South East Asia to research street food and film some short clips for “The Yorkshire Chef On Tour South East Asia 2023”(Working title) and for his new cookbook due out in the Autumn of 2023
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