National Chef of the Year Kuba Winkowski steps down from Feathered Nest Inn

29 August 2019 by

National Chef of the Year winner Kuba Winkowski has stepped down as head chef at the Feathered Nest Inn after nine years behind the pass.

Winkowski, currently the Craft Guild of Chefs, National Chef of the Year, joined the site in Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire, in 2010 after working under Raymond Blanc and Gary Jones at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.

The chef told The Caterer he will now look to focus on other projects.

During his time at the site the pub gained acclaim and awards including a Michelin plate, three AA rosettes and a listing in the Sunday Times top 100 restaurants.

Winkowski said: "The decision to leave the Feathered Nest has been one of the hardest I've had to make. I have grown up, matured and developed as a person and a chef here.

"I love this property to bits and I will miss it tremendously but for me I know that the time is right to move on and explore new avenues. I know the business is in good hands and I wish Adam and the team all the best for the future and I hope they will take it to the new heights".

Winkowski's departure comes after the Feathered Nest changed hands following the retirement of former owner Tony and Amanda Timmer in early August. Adam Taylor, CEO of Nested Hospitality, has since taken on the site.

Taylor said: I'm sorry that I didn't really have the opportunity to work with Kuba but I understand and support his decision to leave the business.

"He is a highly skilled and very respected head chef in the industry and I'm sure he will go on to make a huge success of his next venture. I wish him and his family all the very best for the future".

Continue reading

You need to create an account to read this article. It's free and only requires a few basic details.

Already subscribed?

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking