Soneva Gili to Host Celebrity Chef Paul Merrett

Maldives Promotion House – Soneva Gili By Six Senses has announced that UK Celebrity Chef Paul Merrett will be hosting a Gourmet Dinner and Interactive Cooking Class from 4th to 5th April 2012. Paul Merrett owns and runs The Victoria Public House, Dining Room and Hotel near Richmond Park in West London which recently won Best London Gastro Pub 2011 in the Great British Pub Awards.

Paul’s media career first began with one off appearance on Channel 4’s Light Lunch. He didn’t burn anything and managed to avoid swearing and so was invited back to make several further appearances. Since then Paul has been involved in many television projects including a ten part BBC2 series named The Best, three series of Ever Wondered About Food on BBC1, Family Supercooks on the Good Food channel and most recently presenting Economy Gastronomy on prime time BBC2.

Alongside this Paul has been a regular contributor and guest presenter on Market Kitchen, ITV’s Sunday Feast, Perfect and Saturday Kitchen as well as appearing on both BBC breakfast and GMTV as a guest chef and as a guest commenting on topical food stories.

Paul has contributed to several cook books as well as writing two of his own. Using The Plot (The Allotment Chef) published by Harper Collins in 2007 is a story about urban survival which saw Paul attempt a year of self-sufficiency using an allotment. Despite threats of divorce from his wife and desertion by his children Paul soldiered on and spent the year (almost) scurvy free!  The books narrative also contains a collection of personal recipes alongside views on various food issues.

Economy Gastronomy (Penguin) is a recipe book which has its foundation in the series of the same name hosted and written by Paul Merrett and Allegra McEvedy

Paul is passionate about Food Ethics – he is a spokesman for Compassion in World Farming and the RSPCA’S Freedom Food campaign. He is also regularly to be found hosting cookery mornings in local schools with the charity School Food Matters.

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