Phil Vickery, chef, presenter and cookery book author. Having been part of the This Morning family for over 22 years he is firmly regarded as one of Britain’s favourite chefs.
Phil is a chef trained to the highest standards. He began his career as a Commis Chef at The Burlington Hotel on Folkestone seafront. He worked his way up the kitchen ranks and has worked in Michael’s Nook hotel in Grasmere, Cumbria, the Michelin starred Gravetye Manor in East Grinstead and Ian McAndrew’s Michelin starred restaurant 74.
Phil went to the West Country and to The Castle hotel in Taunton as Head Chef where he won a Michelin star, 4 Rosettes in the AA guide, the Good Food Guide’s Restaurant of the Year, The Times Restaurant of the Year, Egon Ronay’s Guide Dessert Chef of the Year and British Meat Chef of The Year, among many other accolades.
Phil’s first TV appearance came after he was invited to fill in for Keith Floyd on the Breakfast Programme, and since then he has appeared on the BBC Holiday Programme, Ready Steady Cook, Proof Of The Pudding, his own series Phil Vickery’s Pudding Club and ITV’s Save Money: Good Diet, for which Phil also wrote the accompanying cook book for the series. As one of the longest standing Chefs on This Morning, he presents live and pre-recorded cookery items as well as his own cookery segments from locations far and wide such as Grenada, Turks & Caicos, The Great Barrier Reef and Goa.
Phil is a prolific and highly regarded cookery author having written 19 books – his most recent: Phil Vickery's Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook has been widely praised and has sold worldwide and his latest release The Canny Cook was published in Feb 2022. Phil is the leading authority on Gluten-Free products and recipes, his books sell worldwide, and have won many awards. He is also the National Food Ambassador for Coeliac UK.
Phil is a vastly experienced corporate and brand ambassador having worked for numerous blue chip companies and brands as well as being hugely popular for live food events and festivals with his demonstrations.
In his spare time he farms and spends many hours working on the land and with his livestock.