Chef Paul Boehmer
Executive Chef & Owner, Boehmer restaurant
Chef Paul Boehmer's commitment to fine cuisine spans more than four decades. Learning his craft as an apprentice, he went on to hone his craft at several top Toronto establishments. After an apprenticeship under the noted chef Michael Stadtländer in 1983, Paul moved to Scaramouche in 1985 as chef tournant. Thereafter, he went on to Bistro 990 as sous chef in 1987. Paul rejoined Michael Stadtländer for two years at Nekah before accepting an appointment as Chef of Lakes Bar and Grill in 1990. He advanced to executive chef at Opus Restaurant from 1992 to 2001. After a one-year sabbatical, the Prince of Wales Hotel welcomed Paul as the executive chef of escabeche. Public praise and reviews of Paul Boehmer's cuisine have appeared in many notable publications including Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, American Lawyer and various internet sources. Paul opened Böhmer Restaurant in early 2010 which recently celebrated its 13th year anniversary. As chef and owner, he continues the culinary traditions of his early career, offering affordable upscale dishes featuring locally grown and harvested Canadian ingredients. As executive chef, Paul Boehmer has mentored numerous apprentices from across the globe passing on his knowledge and preparing the next generation of highly skilled chefs in Toronto. Paul has made numerous appearances as guest chef cooking alongside his friend, American chef, and television personality Beau Macmillan. Through his travels, He has drawn inspiration to many regional delicacies integrating his past culinary knowledge and creating new and exciting dishes. In the Fall of 2019, Food Network Canada asked Paul to compete against Canadian Iron Chef Susur Lee. He was successful in defeating Susur and was proclaimed Iron Chef winner.