Phil Vickery, chef, presenter and cookery book author. Phil Vickery has been a part of the This Morningfamily for over 18 years and he is regarded as one of Britain’s favourite chefs.
In spring 2017 Phil reunited with Fern Britton on our screens as one of the chef judges for ITV’s hit daytime series, Culinary Genius.
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 over the past 20 years he has appeared on the BBC Holiday Programme, Ready Steady Cook,Proof Of The Pudding, his own series Phil Vickery’s Pudding Club and of course This Morning, presenting live and pre-recorded cookery items.
Phil is a prolific and highly regarded cookery author having written 18 books – his most recent: Phil Vickery's Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook has been widely praised and has sold worldwide. 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. In his spare time he farms, spending many hours working on the land and with his livestock.
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 his live food demonstrations. Phil is currently the ambassador for Knorr stock cubes and as of 2018 he has begun to create content and recipes for Everest Home Improvement.