Paul Wilson Biography
Paul is now developing his brand as a restaurant reviewer & culinary ambassador for Tourism Victoria all over the world!
We are also excited to announce Paul Wilson has recently been appointed culinary director for Icebergs Dining Room & Bar Bondi Beach, Sydney, regarded as Australia’s most iconic restaurant.
Known for taking classic ideas & exotic food cultures turning them into contemporary dishes, his cooking style spans the globe. Paul is regarded as Australia’s prominent expert on Latin food cultures his latest ventures the Newmarket Hotel & Acland St Cantina are some of the most popular & celebrated restaurants in Australia.
Paul was the culinary founder of the MPG restaurant group, whilst still being hands on passionate chef & food ambassador Melbourne & Australia. His venues included- Prince of Wales Hotel, Circa Bar & Restaurant, Acland St Cantina, Middle Park Hotel, Albert Park Hotel, Newmarket Hotel & Cellar Bar.
“When I arrived in Melbourne after a successful career in London my objective was to make a contribution to this world class city, not to follow or play it safe.”
“And to still be mindful & respectful for what Melbournians & Australians celebrated & enjoy”
“My mission is to keep the joys of eating accessible & informal but still creative whilst highlighting great produce, & inspiring talent amongst the team! “
Career Highlights - Melbourne Australia:
Epicure Professional Excellence Award
Best New Restaurant Nominee
Restaurant of the Year Winner
Chef of the Year Winner
Three Chef’s Hat Winner
Two Chef’s Hat Winner
Paul Wilson culinary ambassador history:
World Gourmet Summit Singapore
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Gourmet Festival
Ismaya Group Festival Jakarta
James Beard Foundation New York
Epcot Centre Florida Food Festival
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Noosa Food & Wine festival
Paul Wilson culinary promotional highlights
Nuevo Latino (Modern Mexican & Latin gastronomy)
Premium Australian seafood
Benchmark Australian beef brands & full blood wagyu