“Mummy's Boy

Paul Gayler's Inspirational Journey

Career Path: Family Catering Business > Catering School > Head Chef > Executive Chef

“Your never too young to start in hospitality. I began as a boy, helping my mother with the family-run catering business."

My Story: My love of food and cooking began when I was a boy, helping out my mother with the family-run catering business. By the age of 16 I was attending a local catering school where I excelled. I went on to use these skills in some of the best kitchens in Britain as well as France. I was then appointed as head chef. Frustrated by the lack of vegetarian option, it was here that I pioneered “Vegetarian Haute Cuisine”. I created a spectacular seven course gourmet vegetarian menu. I am now heading up the team at The Lanesborough.

Funny Story:
While Competing in culinary competitions around Britain, I once saw one competitor, removing his entry for display from the back of a National Express coach, from another part of the country. As you can imagine it didn’t look too good after the long journey, and being thrown around in the coach! I consolled him with a drink, it was funny in hindsight but I did feel sorry for him. 



























Executive Chef - Lanesborough Hotel

“Find your style - I would describe mine as global contemporary, a subtle blend of flavours that is firmly rooted in traditional French techniques and values."

Countries Worked:

The Fun Stuff:

“I support Southend United Football Club and Charlton Athletic and Dagenham where my father took me as a lad, great memories. I also enjoy a little golf"

For a full biography of Paul Gayler click here

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