April 25, 2011
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. It is not surprising then, that Nigel, having grown up in this environment, should follow in their footsteps. From his teenage years Nigel spent much of his time "learning the ropes" at their family restaurant, then known as "The Four Winds", a sizeable conference and banqueting centre near Driffield, East Yorkshire. His formal catering training started when at 16 he spent 2 years at Hull College, 2 at Scarborough and a year each at Grimsby and Beverley College.
Nigel has regularly appeared on BBC Radio Humberside's morning show giving hints, tips and recipe advice. 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.