A | New chef in our network of culinary experts

“Gastronomy echoes emotional roots, representing a link to the cultural context”.

Proud to have Portuguese 2 star chef Rui Paula on board in the International chefs network of CHEFS’ by Lise Timmer.


Considered to be an indispensable reference for modern cuisine and distinguished with a Michelin star, Chef Rui Paula’s dishes reveal the memory of his origins, preserving flavors, textures, aromas and colors, in surprising recreations, full of originality.

Born in Oporto, simplicity and sense of humor shaped his personality. His Portuguese Northeastern roots fostered his taste for cooking, and the women within the family – his mother and grandmother – inspired the bases that would transform him into the professional he is today: passionate, original and surprising.


In the consolidated knowledge and constant search for creativity and innovation, Rui Paula is rigorous when choosing products – always fresh and of quality – handling them so that his creations meet the most modern and avant-garde trends, combined with creative and original techniques, without ever losing the genuine taste.

His curiosity is endless, resulting in unique fusion combinations, made from crossing products from around the world.

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