Paul and Emma Ainsworth to launch Padstow cooking school

By Sophie Witts contact

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Paul and Emma Ainsworth to launch Padstow cooking school
Restaurateurs Paul and Emma Ainsworth have announced plans to open a cookery school and chef’s table in Padstow this May.

The couple have partnered with John Walton, head chef at Michelin-starred Paul Ainsworth at No.6, to launch the project adjacent to the Cornwall restaurant.

Named after an island in the Seychelles where Paul’s parents first met, Mahé will act as a cookery school for six people during the day from Wednesday to Saturday.

Classes will cost from £250 and be taught by Walton, with the package including breakfast, a behind-the-scenes tour, and lunch in No.6’s private room.

On Wednesday to Saturday evenings the space will act as a ten-cover chef’s table, hosted by Walton and his team.

Paul says: “It has been John, Emma and my dream to open our own cookery school for some time now, and we are incredibly proud to finally be able to talk about Mahé. We thought long and hard about a name that would suit its origins. Quite rightly, Emma said it should resonate with beginnings, and my parents meeting on an island in the Indian Ocean was the very start of their journey.

“Our guests at Mahé will witness the creation of dishes from the very start to finish by long-time colleague and friend, John Walton. The three of us are so excited to welcome our first students in May.’

The Ainsworth’s also run Rojano’s in the Square and Padstow Townhouse, both located in the Cornwall town.

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