Kamil Wierzbowski is currently sous chef at Petrus Restaurant, Gordon Ramsay, having previously worked in Warsaw, Poland where he graduated from culinary college.
Wierzbowski says he 'loves challenges' and has been a participant and laureate of many culinary competitions. This includes winner of the international competition in Paris (2011), Commis Chef for National Polish Senior team for the Culinary Olympic IKA in Erfurt, Germany (2012), participant of the Pasta World Championship in Parma, Italy (2014) and pre-casting judge of the 2nd and 3rd edition MasterChef Poland (2013/2014).
He says: "I have always been very passionate about cooking and I knew one day I would be a chef. As I began my career, I realised there is no other profession like it, in the way you get the chance to constantly learn. The more I learn about food, the more I realise how little I know and this gives me a hunger and motivation for improving."
The chef was inspired to enter NCOTY, by his head chef and last year's winner Lahiru Jayasekara.