Coming Soon

Dinner with Paul Ainsworth

£295 per person

We are very excited to welcome Michelin Star Chef and local man, Paul Ainsworth to The Kitchen this autumn. As well as a full day cookery class, we are offering you the chance to join Paul for a special dinner.

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 evening not to be missed!

  • Scallop
    Fine herbs, yukon gold, 'two roe' beurre blanc
  • Fillet of Beef
    Carrot over embers, bacon mousseline, pomme noodle
  • Cheese
    Barkham Blue, apple pie, Cornish orchards
  • Koko Kanu Soufflé
    Bitter chocolate sorbet, vanilla and lime custard

Arrive – 7.00pm for drinks and to meet Paul.

From 7.30pm – settle down around the chef’s demonstration area to watch Paul demonstrate and plate up each dish in front of you. All dishes are accompanied by a matched wine.

Finish – approximately 10.00pm with a gift to take home.