Chef Phil Howard


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Philip Howard, also known as the “Chef’s Chef” is one of Britain’s most celebrated culinary experts. The reputation for Phil’s cooking has been forged through the delivery of pleasure through harmony of flavour rather than technical wizardry or innovation.

Phil’s work life as a chef started at Roux Restaurants in 1988 and from here, he moved on to train under Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s and Simon Hopkinson at Bibendum.

He opened The Square restaurant with Nigel Platts Martin in 1991 and remained at the helm for 25 years – with his food enjoying huge consumer success and great critical acclaim. He held two Michelin stars for 17 years.

Upon leaving The Square, Phil opened a new restaurant in London called Elystan Street; with an emphasis on pure, clean and light dishes – full of vitality and flavour.

Since its opening, Elystan Street has received several awards including a Michelin Star in its first year. In 2017, Phil opened UNION, a small and characterful restaurant in Montalbert, France. This seasonal restaurant is fast establishing itself as the go to restaurant for the finest food in the area.

Phil will be at the GTBank Food and Drink Festival on Sunday, April 28th 2019, to give invaluable insights on building and maintaining a World Class Restaurant.

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