Nathan Lyon


Emmy nominated Chef Nathan Lyon is known to television viewers across the country for his simple, innovative cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. Host of Good Food America with Nathan Lyon (Veria Living), chef and co-host of Growing A Greener World (PBS), Nathan was the creator and host of A Lyon in the Kitchen (Discovery Health and Fit TV), among the final four on the second season of The Next Food Network Star. In addition to a receiving a degree in Health Science from James Madison University, Nathan earned a Culinary Arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu. He has worked in many restaurants, both in and out of the kitchen, and has also dedicated a decade of his life working with local growers in California farmers markets in the Los Angeles area. In 2012, Nathan came out with his very first cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, which made the Washington Post’s top cookbooks of 2012. Great Food Starts Fresh features 135 delicious recipes broken down into the 5 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and... chocolate! Nathan’s book has received quotes of support from Alice Waters, Graham Kerr, Jamie Oliver, and Curtis Stone. Nathan is a Sustainable Seafood Ambassador with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a culinary ambassador at City of Hope, working closely with their super foods and healthy eating programs. In 2013, Nathan was honored with an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Culinary Host” for his show Good Food America with Nathan Lyon. For more information about Nathan or to order his cookbook, visit