About the Chef 2017-06-11T00:29:47+00:00

ABOUT

The Chef

Chef Phil is born and raised in St Pete and went to culinary school Art Institute of Tampa. Since graduation he’s had a career in the area. Among some local favorites he’s worked at:

  • Birchwood
  • Parkshore Grille
  • Bella Brava

At Bella Brava he worked under Chef Mario Maggi. In June 2015 he started as a head chef at Isabelle’s.

With his classical training he creates the southern inspired menu with inspiration from Cajun to old family recipes.

Chef Phill’s main inspirational chefs are:

  • Justin Wilson – Cajun cooking show host and author of 7 Cajun cookbooks
  • Brack May – Executive chef of Green Tomato Productions a catering and consulting company
  • Dylan Farley Crust – Executive Chef and Operator of Amigos Cantina, Schuylerville NY

“I might be a little bias but as I eat food prepared by Chef Phil everyday I must say – It’s all delicious!”

VERONICA CHAMPION, OWNER

ABOUT

The Sous Chef

Juanito Calderon has known Veronica for years.  They have worked together around the globe and so it only made sense they would both settle down in our wonderful town of Gulfport, Florida.

“Always tasty! Thanks Chef!”

TOM, BROTHER

“Great local ingredients provides a great base to cook fresh southern food with a twist.”

JUANITO CALDERON, ASSISTANT MANAGER

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