It’s on the family farm, in Fort-Coulonge in the Outaouais region, that Paul found his calling. His love for farm-fresh produce inspired him to pursue a professional culinary training at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ).
He first worked in the kitchens of Côte-à-Baron and Witloof on St-Denis Street and later on designed the menu of a new pizzeria chain, Pizzédélic, where he spent 4 years as head chef. Wanting to go a step further, he opened his own place, restaurant Misto, with a colleague in 1995. Always up for new challenges, he finds time to teach at L’Académie Culinaire and participate in opening Spag & Co in Mont-Tremblant and Romeo pizzeria in Montreal.
In 2011, childhood friend Luc Laroche partners up with him as co-owner of restaurant Misto. Their clear complicity and specific skill sets brought them to another project: create a unique space where design and gastronomy meet. Armed with strong kitchen management skills, great talent and a love for authentic Italian flavours, Paul is now the mastermind behind the menu and the man in front of the large kitchen brigade of his new venture: restaurant Le Richmond in Griffintown. True to his roots, he chooses farm-fresh local products. And true to his love for all that is Italian; he takes his culinary creations to a whole other level offering a lush northern Italian cuisine. Buon appetito!