Paul Askew is one of the UK’s most pioneering figures in hospitality.
Chef Patron and owner for the last 9 years of The Art School in Liverpool, Paul creates classic and innovative fine-dining experiences whilst working with many excellent young chefs under his tutelage.
His focus remains fixed on bringing the highest standard of gastronomy to Liverpool and to showcase just how far the city can go. Paul continues to achieve the city region ever more recognition, wedded to the field to fork philosophy which embraces sustainability and seasonality at The Art School.
Over the last 2 years, Paul has cooked away from his kitchen for the G7 delegation in December 2021, recreated The Art School at The Grand National in Aintree in April 2022 and 2023, The Turner Prize December 2022 and is the patron of the recent Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux festival which returns to the city in summer 2024.
As part of his wider work, Paul is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and their Chairman for the North of England and a Disciple of Escoffier.
He is also part of a collective of chefs who opened the intimate Scouse brasserie in Liverpool, Barnacle, in December 2021, to great acclaim.