meet the chef: Paul Stephens
Mullion born and bred, Head Chef Paul Stephens returned to his roots in 2014 after leaving Cornwall to work in esteemed establishments such as The Ritz, The Dorchester and The Fat Duck at Bray where he was able to gain experience from well known chefs such as Angela Harnett, John Torrode and Heston Blumenthal. However, even amidst the hustle and bustle of London the pull of Cornwall was always in his mind. Hence when when the Grose family were on the lookout for a Head Chef in 2014, Paul jumped at the opportunity to return to Cornwall and take the reins at the hotel which initially fuelled his passion for cooking.
Local food cooked with passion
Paul’s style of cooking is to offer a modern, creative yet sympathetic treatment to traditional food. In 2017 Paul introduced our very popular seasonally changing à la carte menu to run alongside our traditional daily market menu, also refreshed daily. His recent awards include Gold from Taste of the West and two AA Rosettes, awarded by the AA for culinary excellence. We are incredibly lucky to have Paul as our Head Chef as his passion for local, sustainable fare sits perfectly alongside our passion for delivering quality dishes that reflect the best of the region.