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Cook with Paul Ainsworth

£195 per person

We are very excited to welcome Michelin Star Chef and local man, Paul Ainsworth to The Kitchen this autumn. 

Born into the hospitality industry, Paul grew up in and around his parents’ guesthouse in Southampton. In 1998, Paul achieved his first big break when his college tutor helped him to secure a job at Gary Rhodes’ Michelin-starred Rhodes in the Square in Pimlico, London. After two fulfilling years, Paul moved on to work with leading British Chef Gordon Ramsay at his eponymous, three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Royal Hospital Road. Whilst working at the restaurant, Paul was part of the team that successfully achieved three Michelin stars, one of his proudest moments to date.

After six years with the Gordon Ramsay Group, Paul was invited to head up the kitchen of No. 6 in Padstow. Three years later, in 2009, Paul and his wife Emma took over the restaurant from their business partner Derek Mapp and relaunched it as Paul Ainsworth at No. 6. Further success followed and in 2015, the couple launched their most ambitious project to date, Padstow Townhouse.

A passionate supporter of local famers, fishermen and artisanal producers, Paul’s fun and inventive cooking has held a Michelin star since 2013, and in September 2016 was awarded a fourth rosette by the AA. In April 2018, Paul won the ‘Best Chef’ category at the GQ Food & Drink awards. He appeared on BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2011 and won the south west regional heat, which resulted in him serving his dessert at the final banquet at Leadenhall Market, London.

He has since appeared on Saturday Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals and James Martin’s Saturday Morning. In 2018 Paul co-presented BBC1’s The Best Christmas Food Ever which saw Paul share his favourite Christmas recipes and cook for a number of celebrity guests.

Suffice to say we are extremely excited to welcome Paul to The Kitchen Cookery School and this is an event not to be missed!

  • Smoked haddock ravioli with white onion soup
  • Chocolate fondant
  • Mulled Cornish cider

There are two classes to choose from:

9.30am - 12pm and 2pm - 4.30pm

Arrive – for refreshments, meet and greet with Paul and a run through of the day.

In the middle of the day we will break for lunch around the chef’s demonstration area. With many of the classes you will be tucking into the food you have cooked and for some we will provide dishes from The Kitchen restaurant, all accompanied with a glass of wine. During the day we will show you around our kitchen garden and pop into our beautiful greenhouse, introducing you to our gardeners if they are tending to the beds at the time.

Finish – take home your creations and The Kitchen apron leaving the washing up for our cookery school team!