Chef Kuba Winkowski
After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management in Poland, Kuba decided to follow his dream of being a chef.
In Poland being a chef wasn't really regarded as a career and there weren’t any decent facilities in which to train, so he decided to head to the UK.
In September 2004, Kuba started a three-year NVQ course at East Kent College and during this time, did stints at Buckingham Palace, The British Embassy in Paris, Rhodes 24 and Le Gavroche.
After completing his NVQ level 3 Kitchen and Pastry qualification he obtained a commis chef position at Raymond Blanc's 2 Michelin star “Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons” working under the guidance of Gary Jones.
Kuba then moved to the Feathered Nest in the Cotswolds starting out as sous chef before being promoted to head chef and a role has been doing and loved ever since.
Kuba is going from strength to strength with increasing TV appearances and more recently won a place in the finals for the “National chef of the year 2018”.