The more creative chefs are often credited with serving up ‘pictures on plates’, but Nik Chappell is better placed than many of his contemporaries as he started out as an artist.
Born and bred in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, he studied fine art at the University of Derby, with a career in art the original plan. Until his passion for cooking got the better of him. Whilst working at local pubs, Nik fell in love with food and so a career in the kitchen beckoned.
Having previously held Head Chef positions at restaurants including L’Ortolan, Mallory Court, and The Tudor Room, Nik has won accolades including four AA rosettes during his time at L’Ortolan, and enjoys a reputation for creating exciting and expertly executed fine dining menus.