Paul Ainsworth

A classically trained chef, Paul Ainsworth served his apprenticeship working under some of the most respected figures of the contemporary era - Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing.

A pivotal moment in Paul's career occurred upon meeting Derek Mapp, with whose backing Paul and friends opened Number 6 in 2006. Taking sole ownership in 2009, Paul reworked the menu around the values it holds today: quality local and seasonal ingredients, often humble in nature, used to create meals with smooth clean flavours that offer great value for money.

In 2010, Paul and Derek bought Rojano's, a long-established Italian restaurant in the heart of Padstow. After a complete refurbishment and a new name - Rojano’s in the Square - the restaurant is going from strength to strength whilst maintaining the ethos that has built a loyal following over the previous 35 years.