Paul moved to Tasmania with his family when he was 14 years old.
The next 18 months saw him going straight from high school to his apprenticeship at his local Hotel.
Over the next 14 years he worked at various establishments around Hobart and regional areas, including Prossers on the beach, Prospect House and even an abalone boat for six month's in Strahan on the West Coast of Tasmania.
Feeling a nagging urge to return to his home state of Western Australia, Paul, along wiht his wife and son, left the state. His journey started at the Western Australian Turf Club [Ascot Racecourse] it is here that he worked with some great chef's along with part time work at Fraser's restaurant in Kings Park. Paul and his family moved back after 18 months, where he opened Restaurant Gondwana as Head Chef and remained there for 5 wonderful years, in that time winning the AHA/RCAT 'Best New Establishment' for 2001.
Paul is currently Head Chef at the multi award winning Marque IV on the Elizabeth Street Pier (AHA/RCAT Best Modern Australian Restaurant, '05, '06 , Best Overall Restaurant '06/'07 and recently picking up the best Modern Australian Restaurant for '07/'08 at the National Awards in Adelaide).
Paul's food philosophy is to let the produce shine through with simplicity but not altogether forgetting the 'wow' factor. He bases his food style around tradition, be it French, Italian, hints of the Meditteranean and Europe.... Read more.
When many people decorated their home ,they will hang some cheap canvas painting with high quality in their living room or bedroom room to enhance the overall sense of beauty, but they know little about the canvas painting varieties and how to make the canvas painting coordinated with the room well. Canvas painting is not emphasize the very high artistic, but it pay attention to the special art works in harmony with the environment and beautifying effect, so as for the topic of how to choose canvas painting, we have make some analysis as follow.. First, canvas painting must coordinate with own style of decoration, simple rooms with a strong modern sense canvas painting can make the room full of vitality, and it also can choose frameless canvas painting, looks more fresh and clean. European classical style decoration room can choose the realistic style canvas painting, such as portrait, landscape etc.. The best to add some embossed frame, it is look more magnificent and elegant. Two, the color and the indoor furniture should be echoed, so as not to appear isolated. If it is dark and sedate furniture style, you should choose a simple and elegant canvas painting to harmony with it. If your room with bright and concise furniture and decoration, it is best to choose a canvas painting with lively, warm, avant-garde, abstract class etc. Three, the most important thing is you must choose one you like, compared to the other is secondary, if the canvas painting you choose can bring you pleasure and relax, that is the best value canvas painting brings.
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