Chef Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson Biography


Paul is now developing his brand as a restaurant reviewer & culinary ambassador for Tourism Victoria all over the world!

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
Modern Australian 
Modern British 


Chef/ Restaurateur opens his new restaurant Wilson & Market in 2017

It was a big year for Paul as his published his third cookbook Taqueria by Hardie Grant in December 2016.


Please follow the link below for more refreshed modern Mexican recipes @by_PaulWilson (Instagram)

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