Paul and his partner, Katie O'Brien, have over 45 combined years of Michelin star experience.
The duo moved to Scotland's capital city in 2009 where they opened 21212, a five star restaurant with rooms. The restaurant has received numerous awards since opening, including best new restaurant in the UK, a Michelin star, four AA rosettes and been named Catering in Scotland's Restaurant of the Year. Paul was also awarded the Prince Philip medal for services to the catering industry.
Prior to their move north, Paul and Katie ran Juniper in Greater Manchester. Juniper received accolades and praise from chefs and reviewers alike. It became the North West’s only 4AA rosette restaurant and Greater Manchester’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. It also ranked in the top 20 restaurants in The Good Food Guide and was England’s Restaurant of the Year.
What others say about Paul
“Paul is pure talent, driven by a great creative energy; a powerhouse of the north.”
“… Paul Kitching is on more than nodding terms with genius.”
“…Paul Kitching, a great chef, cooks from his heart and, to an extent, by the seat of his pants.”