Paul Whitbread

Tante Marie graduate Paul Whitbread

Managing Director – Award winning pub The Royal Oak

After a career in the city, Paul decided to follow his dream to buy and convert a ruined property in the Cotswolds in to a pub, which he and his wife now run. Paul graduated in March 2008 and The Royal Oak in Leighterton is fast becoming one of the region’s most popular dining rooms with both tourists and locals. Paul has created a fabulous British menu and the Royal Oak is now an award winning pub, earning critical acclaim and excellent reviews!

Paul says, “For me, the Cordon Bleu course at Tante Marie highlighted the skill and dedication it takes to produce great food. Great cooking is about understanding the fundamental building blocks, skills and attention to detail. The course not only taught that, but gave a fantastic insight into menu planning, seasonality, presentation and economy. This has all helped toward developing the food offer we have at The Royal Oak, Leighterton.”