Paul Matthews

My present role at Fieldfisher with Vacherin is Head Chef. I've been with Vacherin for just over two years now opening the hospitality for this establishment from the beginning in April 2014. This is my first role as a Head Chef in Corporate Dining, it has been ten years this year since I started as an apprentice with Restaurant Associates, aged just 17.

I have always envisioned being a restaurant owner in the future, but as I've progressed in the industry I've started to realise how much of a monumental task this may be financially and competitively in London. Regardless of the task it has never put me off, I'm very proud of what I do. I will stay conscientious, continuing to learn and build a successful platform for myself and contribute to the future of the industry, leaving my options open for the right path.