Nick Nairn is a well-known Scottish chef, food consultant, TV presenter and spokesperson on diet, healthy eating and Scottish produce. His driving force comes from spreading the word about Scotland’s wonderful natural larder and using it well.
Nick’s business is based at his acclaimed Nick Nairn Cook School on the shores of the Lake of Menteith. His second city-centre Cook School is thriving in central Aberdeen on the cobbled Back Wynd off Union St. , which he extended
to include a Pizza Bar and Café in October 2016.
Nick Nairn Consulting, Nick’s specialist food consultancy operates a food range and various food outlets, including The Kailyard by Nick Nairn restaurant at the Doubletree Hilton, Dunblane Hydro and Native at the Hilton Garden Inn in Aberdeen.
Over the years, Nick has published ten cookery books with sales in excess of 500,000 copies. He appears regularly at food events around the country, demonstrating recipes and encouraging everyone to cook at home. He also teaches private cooking sessions at his Cook Schools.
Nick appears on various current television programmes including a regular slot on Landward, as well as appearances on The One Show, Saturday Kitchen and This Morning. Nick’s latest TV project is 'Paul & Nick’s Big American Food Trip', with chef Paul Rankin, following the trail of the first Ulster-Scots who settled in the New World and cooking with their descendants. The fourth series is on STV and UTV in March 2016.
In 2012, Nick set up The Menteith Group, a small campaigning group dedicated to improving school meals and food education for all pupils in Scotland. This evolved into the Scottish Food Family, which has the same aims with a broader public reach.