About Pauly Mac

Paulymac (Paul McDonald) has been in commercial kitchens for over 25 years, from the burger joint around the corner to Michelin starred restaurants & possibly everything in-between. A commercial cookery teacher to diploma level, restaurant judge & author. Pauly has been running a successful personal chef company for years now.

He’s worked around the country as a industry expert for clients such as Australian Pork, Meat & livestock Australia & the Cancer council. As a chef he’s worked at both ends of the culinary spectrum, from the office to the pans. Below you will discover how you can invite Paulymac into your lives.




One of Pauly Mac & Dean Franklin’s greatest inventions, the ‘Grill the Chef’ concept is the ultimate way to get close up with some of the world’s greats of the kitchen.

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Pauly’s passion for learning has inspired this program – a series of career defining opportunities to learn from some of the industries best.

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Do you run your own hospitality business? Is your Café or Restaurant performing like a well-oiled & profitable machine – Pauly Mac can help.

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Have a world class chef & his team cook for your next event. We come, we cook, we serve and we clean letting you enjoy your guests.

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As a chef, but mostly as a dad I’ve been constantly disappointed in food available for kids. If its not a chicken nugget or mac & cheese then I’m surprised. In lots of my recent consults I’ve included a good kids menu with the thought of MY kids eating there.

Then along came PARKLIFE, attached to the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre and facing the newly reopened Terrigal Rotary Park, we’ve been lucky enough to secure full time spot here, FOREVER!

So we have a short but terrific menu offering whole food choices for everyone at the park, terrific organic coffee, clean East coast juices & rotating guest ice creams

Changing weekly, we’ll be using the best local ingredients to produce snacks, lunch & treats with no high sugar or highly processed ingredients.

We look after dairy & wheat intolerances and play some pretty funky acid jazz, open seven days  8-2 at 11A Terrigal drive, Terrigal





kids party catering at Parklife

Kids party food (minimum 10) $20 pp

Simply choose one from each section, we’ll organise a shady spot for you & arrange a table.

From the freezer


Frozen watermelon

Frozen coconut milk ice blocks

Frozen apple juice

Kids sized ice cream scoop

Frozen grapes

From the bakery


GF crackers & hummus

Corn chips & guacamole

Finger sandwiches

Wholemeal flatbread pizza

Sweet potato frittata


Kids drinks


Local apple juice

Local orange juice

Local pineapple juice

Local still water

Plain milk

Fresh is best


Carrot sticks

Six-minute local egg

Cucumber rollups

Rainbow fruit cups

Edamame beans

Sweet treats


Roasted banana chips



Fresh jelly cups

Muesli balls

On acceptance of your quote for catering services a
20% deposit of the total cost is required to secure the booking

Quotes are valid for 7 days.

50% of total cost if cancelled 7 days prior to function date

Reduction in numbers:
We understand that it is not always possible to know how many people will actually come to your function. However, we cannot accept a reduction in numbers within 7 days of the function date.

whole party will receive one choice from each section, unless arranged otherwise

Balance and confirmation of payment is due on delivery or prior.
For deposit and final payment on the day or prior we accept:

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Paul McDonald // 0410843383