PROFESSION: Chef/Owner, qui restaurant and East Side King
CULINARY EDUCATION: Associate in Culinary from Le Cordon Bleu Austin
FAVORITE SIMPLE FALL DESSERT RECIPE: Favorite simple dessert is Bananas Foster
Paul Qui is chef/proprietor at qui restaurant and East Side King, a group of food trailers and restaurants, 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. Paul learned to adapt traditional Japanese dishes with an eye towards local flavor, all while incorporating influences from South East Asian and European cuisine during his time in the kitchen at Uchi and Uchiko. Paul is the recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest 2012, winner of Top Chef Season 9, and winner of the San Pellegrino Cooking Cup 2013. Paul was named one of Food & Wine magazine's 2014 Best New Chefs and Top 10 Empire Builders of 2012.
The Latest from Paul
Staff Meals: Uchi
The chefs at Uchi in Houston, Texas share what their family meal is like and how intimate and fun they are.
After Show: Top Chef Fame
Part I: Paul and Sarah dish on their newfound fame.
After Show: First Day Jitters
Part II: Sarah, Paul, and Harold reminisce about their first day on 'Top Chef.'
After Show: Marriage Munchies
Part III: Sarah and Paul name the cheftestant they'd most want to cater their wedding.
After Show: Favorite Moments
Part IV: Paul and Sarah talk about their favorite moments of 'Top Chef: Texas.'
Top Chef Top Quiz!
Sarah gets revenge on Paul in 'Top Chef Top Quiz.'
Paul Qui says he's a fan of all the Top Chef judges on 'Plead the Fifth.'