Chef, Model, TV & Events Presenter.
Paul grew up in Dubai, with a Lebanese father and Dutch Mother. His striking looks have caught the attention of several top modelling agencies, and have seen him grace countless runways and campaigns including; Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Ave, Jo Malone, Tiffany and Ikea, as well as covers and editorials for Harpers Bazaar, Esquire and Rolling Stone. Even a spell as an international rugby player did not ruin his good looks!
After graduating with a degree in Economics, he worked as a business consultant for a year, but driven by his more creative influences he left the corporate world behind to pursue a career in television; combining his passion for food and travel. Honing his culinary skills at Tante Marie Culinary Academy and afterwards in some of London's best kitchen's - including the 3 Michelin star "Restaurant Gordon Ramsay" - provided Paul with a great platform when he returned to Dubai in 2011. He has since created a reputation as one of the industries brightest young professionals; working as a chef consultant and educator.
More recently, Paul has been travelling the world as a guest chef for large events, while continuing to teach at Top Chef Cooking Studio and performing live cooking demonstrations. At Taste of Dubai 2013 he hosted the highly successful Kenwood Cookery School alongside numerous celebrity chefs.
Paul's talent and articulacy has seen him regularly lend his charm to radio and television productions – a recognised chef on Dubai TV, Paul made his debut cooking appearance on ITV's This Morning show in early 2014; proving to be a hit with the British audience.
Paul thrives on public speaking especially when talking about food, fitness, travel and style. Lately he has presented at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Choice 2013, as well as the Time Out Dubai Young Chef of the Year 2013 awards. Paul is also an accomplished food writer, having contributed features for many top lifestyle publications.
Paul is the brainchild of THIS DUDE KNOWS FOOD - a highly successful online lifestyle show launched in October 2013. The first season features his delicious yet simple healthy recipes, top tips, skills and more. Paul's obvious warmth, charisma and enviable culinary skills are as refreshing as the flavours he creates.