Name: Nate Paterson
Hometown: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Current Location: Manhattan, New York
Daily Uniform: Cut-offs, a tank top, and Vans
I have a few: Fish in my tank and surfboards
In the kitchen, I swear by: Fresh Cracked Pepper
Hidden Talents? All types of handstands!
The taste I couldn’t live without: The ocean
If I could cook for anyone: I would cook for all my friends and family. We would have a huge cook-out with steaks, burgers, fresh oysters, and an assortment of local NC fish; with plenty of cold beers to wash it all down.
The best thing(s) about North Carolina/growing up in the South: Having the best friends and family in the world, the great food, and growing up on the beach.
I’m dying to go: Explore South America
Souther hospitality is: Going out of your way to help the people around you and make them smile.
My TOP 5 Meals:
1. My mom’s homemade chicken salad sandwiches
2. My dad’s homemade double decker cheeseburger with onion in between, wrapped in bacon, and grilled to perfection
3.Pecan-enctusted grouper from The Oceanic on Wrightsville Beach with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans
4 Fresh Poke from the Kahuku Superette on the North Shore of Hawaii (raw ahi tuna seasoned over fresh rice)
5 Any steak, anytime, from anywhere
My Motto: You Only Live Once so have fun. Life is too short to be anything but happy