Chef hits back at food fads with online campaign

Beverley chef Nigel Brown
Beverley chef Nigel Brown

Yorkshire chef Nigel Brown has decided that it’s time to rebel against the food police, heading up a national campaign Twitter called #Eat WhatYouLike.

This is a national campaign that supports the consumption of all that we enjoy to eat and drink regardless of what the Government, medical experts and celebrity chefs say is bad for us as individuals and as a nation.

Life’s too short to worry about the food police.

Nigel Brown

Nigel is biting back after Jamie Oliver’s recent sugar tax campaign to add to the list of food and drinks that we are being constantly told not to eat or drink, from butter, cream and sugar to wine, chocolate and chips.

TV chef Oliver had admitted he “expected a kicking” from the food and drink lobby.

But Nigel says he created this campaign to encourage people to ignore the endless rules about what to eat or not eat and drink.

His intention is to campaign for the nation to eat and drink as they wish and enjoy their lives to the full.

Nationally, there is an emphasis on the cost of poor health to the NHS and the strain it will face if obesity rates UK continue to rise.

Nigel believes he represents the majority opinion of the UK public population, saying he is passionate about this issue and will vigorously campaign on behalf or the nation.

Freedom of food choices is now in the spotlight and public domain – and #EatWhatYouLike is a way for the nation to bite back.

Nigel said: “What will be, will be. Just know your limits and don’t be governed by those who don’t know you.

“Life’s far too short to worry about having the food police breathing down our necks 24/7. Eat, drink and be happy.

“I do and I am.”

Nigel was born in Bridlington in June 1966, the youngest son of parents who have spent a lifetime in the Hotel and Catering industry.

It is not surprising that Nigel, having grown up in this environment, should follow in their footsteps.

From his teenage years, Nigel spent much of his time learning the ropes at the family restaurant, then known as The Four Winds, a sizeable conference and banqueting centre near Driffield.

His formal catering training started when at 16 and included a year at Beverley College as well as two years in Scarborough.

To join the campaign, follow @nigelbrownchef and tweet: @nigelbrownchef #EatWhatYouLike I’m a supporter.