Nick is our head chef lecturer at Rick Stein’s Cookery School and what he doesn’t know about fish isn’t worth knowing. Nick grew up in East Sussex with his family and from a young age worked the land around their home with his brother and father growing everything from potatoes to a small vineyard.
As part of his hospitality degree at Oxford Brookes, Nick worked across our restaurants in Padstow and learnt under Stephane Delourme at The Seafood Restaurant. After completing his degree, Nick returned to the company working in our Padstow Kitchen, at The Seafood Restaurant working his way up to senior sous chef and then working as Head Chef at St Petroc’s Bistro.
In summer 2016, Nick took over the role of Head Chef Lecturer at our cookery school in Padstow – a position he was born to do. There he leads a small team who deliver memorable cookery experiences for guests, who leave having learned trade secrets from the restaurants and how to cook some of Rick’s classic dishes.