Paul Is originally from Sunderland, and moved to Liverpool when he was four years old. His father was a merchant navy sea captain and Paul ended up having eight different schools and 14 different homes by the time he was 20.
From the age of 12 Paul found himself living in Dubai and being shown how to cook by an Indian chef that worked with his father, he then moved to Singapore, and realised he wanted to be involved in food and drink as the produce was incredible.
When he returned to the UK, he took a job at Thornton Hall on the Wirral as a kitchen porter because he wanted to see what kitchen life was all about and naturally fell in love with the kitchen!. The rest as they say is history.
Today Paul is the Chef Patron of the multi award winning ”The Art School Restaurant “ and proudly champions North West food and ingredients . He is the winner of Visit England.
Excellence Taste of England Award 2017 and has been listed in the Sunday Times top 100 restaurants .
Paul is chair of the Northern Branch of the Academy of Culinary Arts as well as Chair of the Liverpool restaurant Association , in addition to this he appeared on Saturday morning Kitchen as well as the ever popular “Great British Menu” TV series.
Paul recently launched a cookbook entitled “Onwards and Upwards”, that showcases the fine flavours through the seasons and a celebration of great produce whipped up by this sparkling culinary talent. The book features 40 dishes from the Art School Restaurant that are bound to delight.
Here is one of Pauls recipes to give you a taste!