Introducing Executive Chef Paul King
You will agree that the sumptuous dishes at our buffet restaurants, as well as at Franco’s, The Beach and Far East à la carte dining venues
are always cooked to perfection. This comes as no surprise given the well-trained and experienced chefs that make Kuredu’s restaurants a haven for food lovers, one dish at a time!
This time, we would like to introduce you to Executive Chef Paul Elliott King.
Paul was born in Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom. At the age of 15, he left school with a handful of CSEs and went on to explore the wide, wide world and pursue a career in the challenging culinary and hospitality industry. It turned out to be a little different than just being creative with fairy cakes.
His first step in the career was joining the Braintree Catering College where he earned his City and Guilds Catering national qualifications and worked part time as an apprentice chef at a local private golf club learning the adrenaline and passion of being a chef.
In 1988, at the age of 19, Paul joined the culinary roller coaster journey in the City of London, working in some of England’s finest hotels for over 10 years, learning all areas of the kitchen, cooking for world famous film, TV, music and sports celebrities, as well as high-level politicians and royalty.
In February 2002, the gateway to Asia opened up for Paul to broaden his culinary horizons. From the Maldives, China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, Paul got to seduce his taste buds with everything the local cuisines had on offer for the hungry chef. Paul had previously been working for three other Maldives resorts where he learnt the ropes of luxury hospitality.
Besides culinary creations, Paul enjoys the underwater world and is a certified PADI Rescue Diver, as well as travelling, adventures and getting to know new cultures. A few years ago, Paul traveled through Vietnam on a 110cc scooter bike he bought for $150 and he also learnt the art of Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing).
With some serious training, strong motivation and dedication to eating healthy, Paul has lost a lot of weight. Although Paul’s mother would always say that people wouldn’t trust a skinny chef, we are glad he has decided for a healthier lifestyle and is a textbook example that you can have your cake and eat it too!