Paul Ainsworth was named the AA Chefs’ Chef at an awards ceremony in London this week.
Ainsworth, chef patron at No.6 in Padstow, took the prestigious accolade at the AA Hospitality Awards held at Grosvenor House, hosted by TV presenter Claudia Winkleman.
“Popular among his peers, he’s modest, humble and passionate about hospitality, so it’s no surprise he’s been voted as this year’s Chefs’ Chef,” said the AA.
Ainsworth was not the only Cornish success story celebrated on Monday night.
St Mawes hotel, The Idle Rocks, and Culture, in Falmouth, both received Three AA Rosettes for the first time.
And Truro and Penwith College’s Senara Restaurant was a AA College Restaurant of the Year finalist.