Originally from Kent, Nathan now calls Cornwall his home and is a proud ambassador of all things Cornish. His style of cooking is one of simplicity but with complex flavour combinations using local, seasonal, responsibly sourced ingredients. Nathan was proud to be named the AA Chef’s Chef of the Year 2014/15.
After attending Thanet College, Nathan’s first professional post was with the late Peter Kromberg at the Intercontinental Hotel, Hyde Park Corner. However, his love for seafood cookery was ignited when he came to Cornwall as a young chef to work with Rick Stein.
Nathan currently has two restaurants and a pub in Cornwall. In early 2015, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw relocated from Rock to the historic fishing village of Port Isaac and retained its two Michelin stars. It is currently placed at number 2 of the ‘Top 50 Restaurants in the UK’ in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017, scoring a perfect 10 for cooking. Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, also in Port Isaac, offers diners small plates of seafood in an informal setting. It holds 1 Michelin star.
Over in Rock, The Mariners public house, which Nathan runs in conjunction with Sharps’ Brewery, offers a varied menu of ‘no fuss’ pub grub along with Sharps’ award winning local beers, all in the setting of a traditional ‘local’.
In London, Outlaw’s at The Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge, where Nathan has the consultancy, holds one Michelin star and has been awarded a number of other accolades.
Nathan has just opened his first venue outside the UK, ‘Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara’, in the world famous Jumierah Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
In 2012, Nathan’s interest in the education and training of young chefs saw him join forces with Cornwall College to open Academy Nathan Outlaw offering NVQ level 2 and 3 student chefs and Level 3 Front of House students enhanced learning opportunities. He is also in demand at industry conferences in Britain and Ireland, where his expertise is valued both by those training and experienced chefs.
His first book ‘Nathan Outlaw’s British Seafood’ (Quadrille) was named ‘Best Cookery Book’ by Food and Travel Awards 2013, his second, ‘Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen’ (Quadrille) was published in 2014 followed in April 2016 by ‘Nathan Outlaw’s Everyday Seafood’. A fourth, a collection of favourites from his kitchen at home, ‘Nathan Outlaw’s Home Kitchen’ is due for publication in April 2017.
Nathan’s easy manner, enthusiasm and obvious passion for his work make him a hit with audiences of all ages both at food festivals and TV programmes such as ‘Saturday Kitchen’, ‘Masterchef Professionals’ and ‘Great British Menu’. His own television series, ‘Hook It, Cook It’ with friend Valentine Warner was broadcast on Fox International Channels throughout 2014/15.