After three years at the Hotel, he moved on to be the sous chef of the opening team at The Sovereign Room, Thunder Bay’s first gastropub, in 2010. From there, an extended vacation through Europe and a two-year stay in Montreal at the since-closed Osteria Venti in the Old Port all influenced his love for French and Italian cuisine, the Mediterranean lifestyle, and good wine, long lunches, and of course late dinners.
A position as the opening chef of Nook Restaurant brought him back to Thunder Bay, where he stayed for four years. During the end of this time, he pursued a second education in business and attended Algonquin College. He subsequently met his future wife in Thunder Bay, and they have since moved to Ontario’s breadbasket in the southwest, where they live with their two children and are close to family.
Now at KRG Hospitality, Nathen has the responsibility of researching, analyzing, conceptualizing, and strategically aligning our clients’ most important assets, including their kitchens, their menus, and their teams. He has earned his Red Seal Chef Certification, and his Business Diploma from Algonquin College in Finance, Marketing, Economics, and Accounting.