Friday, November 11, 2011

Meet the Stars - Paul Qui

HOMETOWN: Springfield, VA; Houston, TX
AGE: 31
PROFESSION: Executive Chef at Uchiko
CULINARY EDUCATION: Associate in Culinary from Le Cordon Bleu Austin
FAVORITE SIMPLE FALL DESSERT RECIPE: Favorite simple dessert is Bananas Foster

Paul Qui is executive chef at Uchiko restaurant in Austin, Texas. Born in Manila, Philippines and trained in classic French and Japanese cuisine, Paul takes a modernist approach towards food, where there are no boundaries. Starting as a stage, Paul worked his way up the ranks of Uchi to Chef de Cuisine and eventually Executive Chef at Uchiko. While training under Uchi Chef and Owner Tyson Cole, Paul learned to adapt traditional Japanese dishes with an eye towards local flavor, all while incorporating influences from South East Asian and European cuisine.

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