Exciting news for Nigel, he was recently asked to look after Gary Player’s private catering. Gary Player affectionally known by his nickname the Black Knight is a South African professional golfer. Gary is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf. Over his incredible career, he has accumulated a staggering nine major championships on the regular tour and six Champions Tour major championship victories. As well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour.
In 2012 Gary rented a private home while attending the open in Lytham. He chose Nigel to cater for him during this holiday. After a successful trip Gary then asked Nigel to cater for him at the 2013 Murfield open, where he again rented a private holiday home. After Lytham, Gary was confident Nigel would cook up a storm in the kitchen. Everyday Nigel alongside the three front of house staff catered for the 22 guests. This included a special night where Gary hosted a South African Braii and invited 100 guests. He knew Nigel would be able to show the same catering skills and quality in a larger number. Nigel catered for guests who flew in for their breakfast, lunch and dinner. After another exceptional partnership Gary has asked Nigel to cover The Masters and The World Cup. Gary known for his motto ‘you are what you eat’ shares Nigel’s passion for healthy, locally sourced food. On the Murfield Open Mark Player said, “we have everything great in our business, the only thing we have struggled with is consistency in catering.” The Player family have found cooking consistency and brilliance in Nigel. He looks forward to working with them again in the future.