Born and raised in Chicago, a self taught chef for over 13 years. Co-owner of Polombia Fulton Market. Phillipe has been a finalist on Masterchef Season 5, a contestant on Food Network's Supermarket Stakeout, Cooks vs. Cons Season 2, appeared on LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, NBC, ABC, PBS, Timeout Magazine, USA Today, WGN, CW, a finalist for World Food Championships 2018, HMS Host 2017 finalist and has worked with Fabio Viviani and Graham Elliot. Has also cooked for Scott Conant, Geoffrey Zakarian and Lorena Garcia. Has taught over 10,000 students in cooking classes classes pasta, gnocchi, sushi and many other private events.