Paul-Anthony Smith – Award Winning Kinmel Arms Chef
It would be fair to say that Paul-Anthony Smith, Head Chef at The Kinmel Arms, is a little bit obsessed with food!
“For me, there is only food! It is my comfort blanket and my obsession.”
Despite working as a Head Chef, he still regards himself as a student of all things culinary. It’s a philosophy that is at the heart of our menu here at The Kinmel Arms where we are constantly evolving, learning about new food pairings, techniques, ingredients and garnish. There is always more to discover and more to learn – it’s the passion behind the food!
In his own words…
“For me, a great dish starts with great ingredients, fresh, seasonal and local, sympathetic preparation, creative presentation and maximised flavour… resulting in amazing dishes. I believe that as a chef I have a responsibility to showcase the produce that Britain has to offer and also to support the British food industry by sourcing all of my ingredients as locally as possible, using artisan suppliers when I can. My style is that of classic British cooking, elevated to a fine dining standard using an innovative and creative approach.”
Having worked as a Head Chef in Cheshire and from a Rosette background, Paul-Anthony brings experience and passion to The Kinmel Arms table!