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5 Things You Didn't Know About Nick Nairn

5 Things You Didn't Know About Nick Nairn

1) He’s a healthy eating aficionado.

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Nick is a big advocate for healthy eating and is a firm believer in the farm-to-fork philosophy. He has also voiced his support for overhauling school dinners.

2) He was a Merchant navy officer.

Before opening his first restaurant in 1989, Nick was a Merchant Navy officer. He enrolled at age 17 and served until 1983.

3) He was the youngest Scottish chef to win a Michelin star.

Nick rose to fame after opening his first restaurant, Braeval, in 1986. His natural talent and determination were soon rewarded, when he gained a Michelin star in 1991. At the time, he was the youngest Scottish chef to ever be awarded such an honour.

4) He holds a Doctorate from the University of Stirling.

He was awarded an Hilton honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling for his contributions to Scottish cooking and healthy eating campaigns.

5) He’s an avid twitter user.

You can follow Nick for latest updates on his cooking school, restaurants and day-to-day life.

An Evening With Nick Nairn

Nick Nairn

To celebrate Nick’s brilliant career — which has seen him open four restaurants, two cookery schools and become a household name on TV cooking shows — we are hosting a special evening filled with delicious recipes and foodie fun.

Renowned TV presenter and journalist, Stephen Jardine, will be our host for the evening and will lead us through an exclusive interview with Nick Nairn followed by a delicious four-course meal. Look forward to savouring some of Nick’s signature dishes, from Original Cure Smoked Scottish Salmon to the Slow Braised Daube of Scotch Beef. There will be a question-and-answer session, allowing you to ask Nick all of your burning culinary questions.

You could make a night of it and book a room for £199* including your event tickets, full Scottish breakfast and use of the hotel’s leisure facilities. A perfect package if you want to explore the beautiful Perthshire countryside as well.

*Based on two people sharing

We are also offering you the chance to win two tickets via our Facebook competition, see below for details.

The lucky winner will be announced on 23 January. So enter now for your chance to win.