Phil Vickery is a 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 and worked his way up the kitchen ranks. He has worked in Michael’s Nook hotel in Cumbria, the Michelin starred Gravetye Manor in East Grinstead, and Ian McAndrew’s Michelin starred restaurant, 74. Moving on, he soon became the head chef at The Castle Hotel in Taunton in the West Country, where he not only won a Michelin Star but also 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. Since then, he has appeared on BBC’s Holiday, Ready Steady Cook, and Proof of the Pudding. He has had two series of his own on ITV, Phil Vickery’s Pudding Cluband Save Money: Good Diet, for which he also wrote the accompanying cook book for the show. He is the longest standing chef on This Morning, presenting both 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.
Having written 19 books, Phil is a prolific and highly regarded cookery author. Phil Vickery's Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook has been widely praised and has sold worldwide. His latest release, The Canny Cook, was published in 2022. He 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.