Nigel Haworth is head chef and co-proprietor of Northcote Manor hotel, in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire.
Nigel trained at Accrington and Rossendale Catering College, in Lancashire. On leaving college, he worked at the Royal Berkshire in Ascot and the Grosvenor Hotel and The Ritz in London. In 1978 he began working in hotels in Switzerland, where he perfected his patisserie skills. On his return to the UK, he began lecturing at the college where he had trained, in order to pass on the skills he learned in Switzerland and to help improve the standards of restaurants in the region.
In 1984 he was offered the position of head chef at Northcote Manor, becoming joint managing director five years later. The restaurant was not well known at the time, but Nigel's hard work led to him being named Egon Ronay Chef of the Year in 1995. The following year, Nigel was awarded a Michelin star, which he has succeeded in retaining every year since.
Nigel is a member of the Masterchefs of Great Britain and a full member of the Academy of Culinary Arts. In 2004 he received the Prince Philip Medal, the City and Guilds' highest accolade, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to catering, and in 2006 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Northern Hospitality Awards.
Nigel is appeared in the 2008 and 2009 series of Great British Menu on BBC Two, representing the North.... Read more.
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