Philippe Mouchel

P M 24

Growing up with his father as a chef, Philippe Mouchel’s passion for food was ignited at an early age. Now rated as one of the world’s finest French chefs, Philippe currently heads up P M 24, offering unique contemporary French dining experiences to Melbourne.

About Philippe Mouchel

Philippe Mouchel was born in Normandy, France and began his career at the age of 16, undertaking his apprenticeship at the Hotel le Grand Cerf, Evreux. Before long Philippe’s natural talent was recognised and he began working under the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse at his restaurant in Lyon. This life changing experience was the beginning of a career long partnership between Philippe and Paul, with Philippe taking international postings as Head Chef with highly revered Bocuse restaurants in Japan, Hong Kong, and Houston USA.

Arriving in Melbourne in 1991, Philippe was instrumental to the opening of Restaurant Paul Bocuse in Daimaru, before moving on to establish Langton’s, a sleek basement bistro on Flinders Lane.

In 2004 Philippe opened his acclaimed French restaurant, The Brasserie by Philippe Mouchel, along the riverside at Crown Casino. Describing his restaurant as “classic, contemporary, buzzing, convivial”, Philippe’s goal was to achieve art de vivre: the buzz in a restaurant created by the interaction between diners, chefs and waiting staff.

In December 2010, Philippe Mouchel partnered with The Press Club Group to open P M 24. P M 24 is a one of a kind modern French bistro and rotisserie with a focus on quality produce, flavour and unique dining experiences. His international experience in the kitchens of many Michelin star restaurants is evident in his menu at P M 24, where subtle Japanese flavours are mixed with more traditional French ones to create inspired, modern meals.

Philippe Mouchel is also author of More than French a collection of over 100 recipes heavily influenced by Philippe's work experience and travels, especially his time in Japan.