Paul Galvani was born in London into an Italian family, the many branches of which were all in the restaurant business. He grew up in and was involved in all aspects of the business. He owes his love of food to his mother and his father, both of whom were great cooks. After graduating from Queen Mary College, London with his B.A. in modern languages, he moved to Houston in 1978. In 1980, he graduated with his MBA in Marketing from the University of Houston. Upon graduating he spent five years in the oilfield services industry but the food biz beckoned and in 1984 he went to work for Riviana Foods Inc, the largest marketers of rice in the U.S.
Soon after graduation, Paul became an adjunct professor of the Marketing Department of the Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston where he still teaches today. He began writing about food and restaurants in 1997 for the Houston Press and subsequently for The Paper City magazine as well as Fort Bend Lifestyles magazine. He currently writes about food for the Houston Chronicle.
An intrepid foodie, there is nothing Paul enjoys more than discovering a hole-in-the-wall place that serves remarkable food. He lives in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife Christiane.