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
Tom Reveals His Pick for Best 'Top Chef' Winner Ever
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Paul Qui Named Chef of the Year!
The Top Chef album is honored in Esquire's annual food awards.
Top Chef's Paul Qui Shares His Guilty Pleasure Foods
What does the owner of his newly opened restaurant eat on his day off?
Paul Qui's Must-Eat Dishes From His New Restuarant
From "Rabbit Seven Ways" to a savory ice cream sandwich, the 'Top Chef' winner shares his favorite eats.
Paul Qui Talks Strangest Cooking Competition
How the 'Top Chef' winner overcame sea sickness to score a prestigious Italian cooking competition.
Top Chef's Paul Qui Wins Major Award
The Season 9 winner cleans up at prestigious Venice cooking competition.
What's Next for Top Chef: Texas Winner Paul Qui?
The Season 9 winner gives a status update on his own restaurant.