Craft Guilds National Chef of the Year 2019 and renowned for his approach to game, fish, local Cotswolds and foraged ingredients, Chef Kuba Winkowski has created the ultimate intimate dining experience for lovers of food cooked over fire and smoke.
The first event at the newly-built Kubarn will be a Wagyu beef fine dining dinner on Friday 29th November, and for those who can’t grab a seat for this date, Kuba will be taking bookings and creating new menus for parties of four or five for dinner on Friday and Saturday, or other days on request.
KUBARN is a concept which brings everything above in one place. The idea is to create a hub for the best food in the Cotswolds and adding Kuba’s passion, skill, experience and knowledge to offer a very special, tasty and unique experience. Kuba’s vision is to preserve ancient techniques in modern cooking, to come back to basics, to make things how they used to be, like real bread and butter!
My name is Kuba Winkowski, I am the head chef at KUBARN in the Cotswold and National Chef of the Year 2019.
I enjoyed cooking for as long as long as I can remember. I grew up in Poland where the restaurant scene and eating out culture hardly existed, a career as a chef was not highly regarded and did not give many perspectives – cooking was thought of only as a hobby.
I came to the UK to learn how to cook professionally, first at The Thanet College in Kent, then at Broadstairs in Kent.
I won cooking competitions in two countries, did stages at Le Gavroche, Rhodes 24, Buckingham Palace and The British Embassy in Paris. My first full time job as a Commis Chef in Le Manoir aux quat’ Saison under Raymond Blanc and Gary Jones.
In February 2010, I joined the Timmers as Sous Chef, becoming head chef two years later. In his first year running the kitchen, I was awarded 3 AA Rosettes. And several times I appeared on Saturday Kitchen on BBC2, Saturday Morning with James Martin on ITV.