Paul Harwood

Paul Harwood

Making his third appearance at the festival this year is Paul Harwood, who’s the head chef at Rick Stein’s St Petroc’s Bistro in Padstow.

Paul joined Rick and Jill Stein 12 years ago as demi chef at The Seafood Restaurant and has remained with the business ever since. His career began in 1985 when he joined the Chariot Brasserie in Essex as a commis chef, before developing his culinary skills at a handful of London based restaurants, including Seafresh in Victoria. In 1988, Paul moved to the south west and joined Hotel Palma Nova in Newquay as head chef. He then went on to spend a year in the French resort of Meribel, expanding his experience and knowledge as chef de cuisinier, before returning to Cornwall once more as head chef at the respected Glendorgal Hotel in Porth.

In 1999, Paul joined Rick and Jill Stein's Seafood Restaurant under then head chef Paul Ripley. After spending time at three of their restaurants in Padstow he returned to St Petroc’s, where he remains as head chef.

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