Michelin star chef Paul Ainsworth joins hosts Jason Plato and Dave Vitty on the award-winning podcast Fuelling Round to debate his profession, working with Gordon Ramsay and presenting tv exhibits.
Ainsworth is likely one of the UK’s most well-known cooks, having received his large break working for Gary Rhodes quickly after he left school, in addition to working for Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing.
The 44-year-old has been on UK tv screens for over a decade having first competed on Nice British Menu. He has gone on to be a daily on Saturday Kitchen and teamed up with Ramsay once more for Subsequent Degree Chef which aired on ITV earlier this yr.
Paul Ainsworth on competing with Rick Stein’s eating places in Cornwall
In the course of the episode, Ainsworth discusses what it was wish to open his first restaurant in Cornwall close to fellow chef celebrity Rick Stein and whether or not there’s a rivalry between them.
“Once I moved to Padstow I knew prepare dinner, however I didn’t have a clue run a enterprise,” he mentioned.
“I met an unbelievable chap known as Derek and he confirmed me run a enterprise. It’s all very properly being a superb chef and that’s one factor, however you’ve received to know run a enterprise. You’ve received to know flip a revenue.
“Probably the greatest items of recommendation he gave me, as a result of he knew Padstow very well, he mentioned: ‘Rick’s a very large deal down there and all people desires to go and eat at Rick Stein’s locations, it’s just like the Harrods impact. Individuals will go there, any one in all his locations, as a result of they only need the Rick Stein bag, however individuals are not going to need to eat there each night time for his or her vacation.
“‘They’re gonna need another, don’t go down there and compete. Go down there and praise.’ And some years glided by and no person had a clue who we had been. And it was once I did Nice British Menu and did fairly properly on Nice British Menu, that Oliver Peyton mentioned one night time ‘you’ve received to get right down to Padstow, there’s a brand new child on the block.’
“And it went berserk, completely berserk. I really know Rick’s ex-wife Jill extra, and I can truthfully say it’s at all times been amicable and good and I do know his son Jack very well. There’s at all times been a little bit of a sense that there’s sufficient room for everyone, but additionally now I believe there may be positively a standard floor that we praise one another.”
Lots extra episodes of Fuelling Round to get pleasure from
Sequence seven is heading into the pitstop for a mid-series break, however when you haven’t listened to Fuelling Round earlier than, you’ll be glad to know there’s a wealth of earlier episodes from six collection, and the present seventh, so that you can hearken to.
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