Lawrence Gomez
Professional
Guest
Food (5/5)
Vibe (5/5)
Contact (4.8/5)
Value (5/5)

(5)

Location
London

3 followers

5 recommendations

Awards

About Me

age
I'm in my 30s
I am happiest
Eating caribbean food at a kitchen table while cooking.
Dietary requirements
I am: Always hungry

I'd rather not eat: Tofu, oysters, raw fish, raw meat

Bio
Lawrence developed his passion for food when he was just a boy. He loved learning from his mum, who was also passionate about food, and watching cookery shows. He was amazed at how food could be transformed from raw ingredients into stunning creations. Inspired by his mum’s love for cooking and seeing how something can be created from nothing, he decided as a teenager that he wanted to be a chef too. He wanted to develop his own food concept and flavours, creating something that would appeal to all, drawing on inspiration from his African heritage and giving it a modern twist. He started out as a kitchen hand at the iconic Ivy restaurant in London’s Covent Garden, where he spent the next 10 years training and working his way up to head chef of the private dining room. After the Ivy, he worked at another top London restaurant, Sexy Fish for 18 months. During his time at these top London establishments, Lawrence developed his own marinades, using exotic herbs and spices, and experimented with using them on different foods. His passion for his own food creations grew and grew as he did more cooking for family and friends, so he decided to follow his dreams and launch PAPA L’s.

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Latest Reviews

Melissa | 1 week

PAPA L's KITCHEN "Seafood Tasting Menu"

It was a great event and the host was lovely. He introduced himself and the night and came round towards the end to meet and greet everyone and find out if they were enjoying the food.

Randall Martyr | 1 week

PAPA L's KITCHEN "Seafood Tasting Menu"

An affable host who provided a very warm and friendly atmosphere with great food.

Shelby Gardner | 1 week

PAPA L's KITCHEN "Seafood Tasting Menu"

friendly and sociable

Andrea Campbell | 1 month

PAPA L's KITCHEN "Seafood Tasting Menu"

Another great event. Attended the Vegan event last month and was blown away again with the flavour sensations. What a great Host and Chef. Will definitely return for another one of his events.

Marlon Fihosy | 1 month

PAPA L's KITCHEN "Seafood Tasting Menu"

This was a big supper club. It was our first one via wefifo. The Chef introduced himself and came around to all tables to introduce himself. We managed to make some new friends over some amazing food. The quality of the food was fantastic and I can't wait to attend his next supper club.