Executive Chef Paul Fischbach
With more than 40 years of industry experience, Executive Chef Paul Fischbach brings international flavors and a passion for southwestern cuisine to the Omni Houston Hotel Westside.
Originally from Germany, Paul developed his passion for the culinary arts as an apprentice chef in his hometown of Eschwege, Germany. Following his apprenticeship, Paul acquired his international industry experience by working two seasons as chef de partie in Switzerland and then traveling to South Africa to continue working as restaurant chef for three years and learn the English language. After a successful stay in South Africa, Paul worked at the Princess Hotel in the Bermuda Islands for one season and then traveled to the Middle East to work in the Hilton hotel in Abu Dhabi as a chef de partie. From there he was sent on a six month training program to Austria and Belgium. Following the program, Paul traveled to Cairo to work as sous chef for the Nile Hilton Hotel.
Paul then set sail for the Western hemisphere where he worked in Caracas, Venezuela as an Executive sous chef for the Hilton Hotel and met his lovely wife Monica. After Venezuela, Paul worked in the Hyatt hotel in Cancun, Mexico as an Executive Chef, before arriving in the United States. Once in the United States, Paul practiced his culinary arts in Iowa and North Carolina before arriving at the Omni Hotel Westside in Houston, Texas.
For over 20 years now, Paul has worked with Omni hotels to deliver culinary creations inspired by a learned passion for international cuisine with a southwestern flair. His wisdom on food from all around the world has made his menus one-of-a-kind, and has given him the ability to continuously draw inspiration from new techniques to create the best food possible.
Photo by Carlos Penaherrera.