Born and raised in Jacmel, Haiti, Paul Toussaint moved to Canada at age 20 to study law but he was not much of an “office guy”, and eventually made his way to working in the kitchen at one of the top restaurants in the world, Toqué!, where he honed his craft and learned the ins and outs of fine dining.
After returning to Haiti for several years to help rebuild after the earthquake, Chef Paul was lured back to Canada to take over as executive chef of the Montreal restaurant Agrikol. At both Agrikol and his Paul Toussaint location at TimeOut Market he helped to highlight Haitian food. “I love Haiti, it’s my culture,” says Chef Paul proudly, but he wanted to offer something different when it comes to cuisine, so the idea was born to bring all the Caribbean influences together under one roof, at his new restaurant, Kamúy and then at his second location at TimeOut – Americas BBQ. In May 2022 he teamed up with the Biergarten Belle Gueule and Aux Quartiers Belle Gueule pub to become the Executive Chef of a gastronomic experience on one of the city’s best terrasses.