Are you looking for a bespoke catering experience? Would you like to dine with your family and friends in the comfort of your own home? Would you like to be entertained, by professional, award winning and most importantly charming chef?
If yes, then I can help.
I don’t have sample menus available, as I believe in personal approach. I will create a seasonal menu based on your preferences specially for you. I make my own breads, cultured butter, smoked meat and fish, charcuterie, ferments, pickles and preserves all from the Cotswold produce. I believe in preserving antient techniques in the modern cooking, to support local community, to eat how we used to; seasonal, local, sustainable and kind for environment.
Maybe you are looking for something else? What about cooking workshop? I could teach you and your family in the comfort of your own kitchen, using your equipment, so you get the most of it. You will learn new tasty dishes, techniques and tricks of the trade. It is a great family bonding exercise and being in your own kitchen will widen your culinary horizon, by showing you what delicious food can be cooked in your own home.
To discuss your next dinner party, workshop, birthday, small wedding or whatever you have in mind, just drop me a line or give me call.
Kuba showed an interest in cooking from an early age. He spent a lot of time in the family kitchen enjoying cooking, creating and tasting. Growing up in Poland were the restaurant scene and eating out culture hardly existed, a career as a chef was not highly regarded and did not give many perspectives.
Kuba attended University in 2000, and within 3½ years received his Bachelor Degree in Financial Management. Kuba was not convinced that office work was for him and it was after two summer holidays working as a kitchen porter in Sydney, that he realised he wants to work in the kitchen, he wants to become a chef.
In April 2004, Kuba decided to follow his passion and arrived in the UK to learn how to cook professionally and enrolled at The Thanet College in Kent (East Kent College) for the NVQ Professional Cooking course.
Kuba spent 3 years at Broadstairs, Kent, where he achieved NVQ Level 3 both in Kitchen, Larder and Pastry, being the first student in College history to complete both qualifications in one year.
During his college years, Kuba successfully took part in various cooking competitions, both in the UK and France, and completed stages at high-end establishments like Le Gavroche, Rhodes 24, Buckingham Palace and The British Embassy in Paris.
In September 2007, Kuba started his first full time job as a Commis Chef in Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux quat’ Saison under Gary Jones.
Being awarded the ‘LMQS Employee of the Year 2008’ title, Kuba continued to throw himself into his role and remain at Le Manoir until January 2010.
In February 2010, Kuba met Tony and Amanda Timmer at The Feathered Nest. Realising that they all shared the same vision he joined the company as Sous Chef.
By February 2012, Kuba took over as Head Chef and in this first year was awarded 3 AA Rosettes for his culinary expertise.
Over last 9 years Kuba has developed his food based on game, fish, Cotswolds and foraged ingredients.
He is specialising in curing, air drying, smoking and preserving traditional, old fashioned techniques.
Over the years The Feathered Nest won various awards (most recently number 33 in 100 best restaurants by Hardens) and Kuba put his stamp on the culinary scene of the Cotswolds, becoming a destination restaurant with many regular customers.
Kuba appeared on Saturday Kitchen on BBC2, Saturday Morning with James Martin on ITV, Food Network TV and regularly takes part in local food festivals.
He is highly passionate about sharing his knowledge and he works closely with Chef’s Forum Academy, local colleges and schools.
In October 2018 Kuba won prestigious Craft Guilds National Chef of the Year 2019 title. Kuba renowned for his approach to game, fish, local Cotswolds and foraged ingredients. He has created his own restaurant, the ultimate dining experience for food lovers, cooked over fire and smoke called KUBARN.
“Jak Smakuje Polska – Podróże z Kubą Winkowskim” “What is the flavour of Poland – travels with Kuba Winkowski”
My first TV cooking series is starting in January in Poland on TVP HD channel. During the summer of 2021 I travelled around Poland, 10 different regions, 3000 miles in 30-year-old vintage VW food track called “Helka”. I visited places I had never been to, met incredible people and tasted delicious food. In these 10 episodes series I am trying to find the answer to the question, which has been in my head for a while; What does Poland taste like? I have left Poland, when I was 24, with no cooking experience. I only new what my family cooked, so I have so much to learn and discover.
Recording this program was an amazing adventure, specially after all the Covid lockdowns. I always loved the road trip and this was an ultimate one!!!
2019 KUBARN, Cotswold
Kubarn is my independent project, which I have established in the end of 2019. It all started with creating Kubarn ‘The Shed’, the intimate space with only four seats, where I could test, develop and create dishes which reflect my unique cooking style. I had a development kitchen in mind, but accidently I build the smallest restaurant in the UK, possibly in the world. I can indulge in my passion for cooking over wood fire, preserving the seasons and using the very best of The Cotswolds’ produce.
Making the most of a wood-fired oven, barbecue and smoker to make my own bread, butter, preserves, award-winning charcuterie and delicious dishes.
My ethos is to only use Cotswold ingredients to produce truly local produce, which helps local community of smallholders and farmers. I have a vision to preserve ancient techniques in the modern cooking, to come back to the basics, to make things how they used to be; seasonal, local, kind for the environment and delicious.
Throughout the Covid era I have started Kubarn ‘Bespoke Catering’, cooking for customers around the Cotswold, as private Chef or pre-prepared meals delivery.
At present I am looking for the commercial property to take Kubarn to another level, so I am able to manufacture my products, provide my bespoke service and develop. Please visit www.kubarn.com for more information.