Paul Mathis

Full name: Paul Mathis


Born in Melbourne 1961, to Mediterranean parents. Started out running a home-cooked pasta business using his mother's recipes.
Trained as a chef and worked alongside business partner and chef George Incretolli in several of their businesses.

You may know them from

  • Matthew's Pizza Inn (1983 -1984)
  • Cerabona’s Pasta Deli Niddrie (1984 - 1986)
  • Cerabona's Eats Carlton (co-owner 1986 -1994)
  • Cerabona's Pasta Workshop (co owner from1989- 1993)
  • Joe's Garage co owner from(1989 -1991)
  • Blue Train (co owner from1993 - 2001)
  • Automatic (co- owner from1997 -2004)
  • Blackbird, (Sydney) (owner from1998-2000)
  • Transit Lounge Crown casino (owner from 1999-2001)
  • Soulmama (owner from 2002-2010)
  • Chocolate Buddha (owner 2002- 2005)
  • Transport hotel (owner 2004-2006)
  • Taxi Dining Room (owner from 2004-2006)
  • Upper and Lower House (owner from 2005 -2006)
  • SOS(owner from 2006- 2009)


( In 2005 Taxi Dining Room was awarded The Age Good Food Guide .. RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2006
(2005 RAIA Awards Taxi Dining Room Winner Interior Architecture)
(AHA Bar Awards TRANSIT LOUNGE Bar of the Year 2006)
(TRANSPORT HOTEL : AHA Awards: best Hotel/Bar)
Chocolate Buddha: winner Best noodle Dish: Winner: Bang for Your Bucks Award 2004: The Age Cheap Eats 2004,



(2011 will see Paul open A coffee Roasting and specialty coffee retail House ( named: coffeeHead )
(2011 will see Paul open A high end Pizzeria ( named: The Firebird)
(2011 will see Paul open A daytime cafe at the rear of The Firebird: (named : Goldilocks )
(2011 will see Paul open A Japanese Itzakaya: (named : AKOCHOCHIN )
(2011 will see Paul open A Modern Australian bistro in Little Collins street ( named: Henry and the Fox )

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