Nick Nairn

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Nick Nairn is a Michelin-starred celebrity chef.

Nick began his working life as a navigator in the merchant navy before enrolling at Glasgow’s College of Nautical Studies. Student poverty led him to teach himself to cook, and in 1986 he opened his first restaurant, which won the Scottish Field and Bollinger Newcomer of the Year Award. Four years later he became the youngest Scottish chef to earn a Michelin star.

He went on to open Nairns in Glasgow and a cook school in 2000 at Lake of Menteith. In 2003, he sold his restaurant in Glasgow to concentrate on the cookery school.

TV Chef

Nairn was a regular chef on BBC’s popular Ready Steady Cook. He presented the Wild Harvest and Island Harvest television programmes in the late nineties. He has written a number of books and columns for newspapers and magazines and has appeared on a range of television programmes. Nick also had a stint as the main presenter on Landward from 2007 to 2009.

In 2008 Nick defeated Tom Lewis in the Scottish heat of the Great British Menu. He went on to cook a main course of Roe venison for Queen Elizabeth II and 250 guests at the Mansion House for her 80th birthday celebration.

From restaurateur to celebrity chef, Nick Nairn has had a long and pioneering career in the UK food industry. Nick is equally famous for his staunch support of top quality Scottish produce, and passionate advocacy of healthy eating.

He uses every possible opportunity to promote his passions. He has a burning ambition to make his fellow Scots enthusiastic about natural produce.

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