Nigel Barden

Nigel Barden

Nigel Barden is a food & drink broadcaster, who works with Simon Mayo & previously Chris Evans, on their Sony Gold award winning BBC Radio 2 shows & is the food correspondent for BBC London.

He specialises in promoting British ingredients & artisan producers, particularly in his role as chairman of judges for The Great Taste Awards, Farm Shop & Deli Awards, World Cheese Awards, British Cookery School Awards & host of the National Fish & Chip Awards.

He works with CellarVie Wines, who run the RFU wine club & in a former life Nigel was a director of Yorkshire Fine Wines, based at Nun Monkton near York. He grew up on a farm in Lancashire, studied land agency at Cirencester’s Royal Agricultural College & worked in Yorkshire as a land agent. He has a Sicilian wife & 3 boys under 18. Nigel’s also a BBC rugby commentator & trained & worked as an actor.
Nigel is a strong supporter of the Trinidad & Tobago Fine Cocoa Company and the fine quality products available.