Beginnings

Named after the Seychelles island where Paul’s parents met, Mahé is built on an ethos of ‘beginnings’ through its family ties to the island, as well the fundamentals of cookery, all whilst showcasing the very best of Cornish produce.

“We thought long and hard about a name that would suit its origins. Quite rightly, Emma said it should resonate with beginnings, and my parents meeting on an island in the Indian Ocean was the very start of their journey. Our guests at Mahé will witness the creation of dishes from the start to finish by development chef, Josh Green. The three of us are so excited to welcome our guests.”

– Paul Ainsworth

Beginnings

Named after the Seychelles island where Paul’s parents met, Mahé is built on an ethos of ‘beginnings’ through its family ties to the island, as well the fundamentals of cookery, all whilst showcasing the very best of Cornish produce.

“We thought long and hard about a name that would suit its origins. Quite rightly, Emma said it should resonate with beginnings, and my parents meeting on an island in the Indian Ocean was the very start of their journey. Our guests at Mahé will witness the creation of dishes from the start to finish by development chef, Josh Green. The three of us are so excited to welcome our guests.”

– Paul Ainsworth

The Development Kitchen

Adjoining Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Mahé is our development kitchen. Here our team explore new combinations of flavour and technique to create innovative dishes from the very best seasonal ingredients.

Mahé is the nerve centre not only for Paul Ainsworth at No6, but also the whole Ainsworth Collection. We are so excited to share this space with our guests on the chef’s table and to invite them along for the journey, for a glimpse into the magic behind the scenes.

Josh Green - Development Chef, Mahé

Josh is instrumental in the development of both the Mahè dining experience and seasonal collections at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6. A fountain of knowledge Josh has travelled extensively having spent a considerable period of time in South East Asia, this has helped shape the terrific cook he is today. A Casamia alumni having spent 10 years with the Sanchez-Iglesias family Josh was heavily involved in the expansion of the group and assisted with new openings Paco Tapas, Pi shop and Decimo. Now settled in Cornwall Josh heads up the Development Kitchen and Mahè chefs table with his infectious enthusiasm for all things gastronomy,  creating dishes which showcase and celebrate the amazing bounty of ingredients that Cornwall has to offer.

Mahé chef’s table offers guests the opportunity to see Josh’s craftsmanship and phenomenal flair for contemporary cookery in action and gain a deeper understanding of the culinary progression behind every dish.

Josh Green - Development Chef, Mahé

Josh is instrumental in the development of both the Mahè dining experience and seasonal collections at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6. A fountain of knowledge Josh has travelled extensively having spent a considerable period of time in South East Asia, this has helped shape the terrific cook he is today. A Casamia alumni having spent 10 years with the Sanchez-Iglesias family Josh was heavily involved in the expansion of the group and assisted with new openings Paco Tapas, Pi shop and Decimo. Now settled in Cornwall Josh heads up the Development Kitchen and Mahè chefs table with his infectious enthusiasm for all things gastronomy,  creating dishes which showcase and celebrate the amazing bounty of ingredients that Cornwall has to offer.

Mahé chef’s table offers guests the opportunity to see Josh’s craftsmanship and phenomenal flair for contemporary cookery in action and gain a deeper understanding of the culinary progression behind every dish.

Rosie Nevill - Chef de Partie, Mahé

Working in partnership with Josh in our development kitchen and on Mahè chef’s table Rosie has a keen eye for detail and has quickly established herself as one of the rising stars within The Ainsworth collection, possessing skills way beyond her years. Cornish born and bred, Rosie studied under the Michael Caines Academy and won student of the year 2018, 2019 and 2020 as well as the South West Student Apprentice of the year in 2019 and the Vocational Excellence award in 2021. Now an established member of the Mahè team our guests can enjoy getting to know her and watching the master over charcoal at work!