Credited with serving some of Australia’s most exciting food, Paul Wilson has been described as one of the most extraordinary culinary talents in the Commonwealth & continues to receive critical acclaim for crafting inspiring dishes that take an innovative approach to cuisine traditions.

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 is a food ambassador for Melbourne & Australia. Past venues include- 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

Modern Italian 

Nuevo Latino = Modern Mexican & Latin gastronomy

Premium Australian seafood

Benchmark Australian beef brands & full blood wagyu

Modern Australian

Modern British