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Julian Phillips
West Palm Beach , FL 33407
Professional Summary
Very well seasoned Chef with over 30 years work experience in Restaurants, Hotels and Private upscale homes.  Solid history in successful business ventures with accompanying restaurant reviews displaying track record.  15 years experience in high end Palm Beach private estate as chef and director of all food service operations.  Solid background in Modern American cooking, Fast-casual, Farm to table but also well versed and experienced in many ethnic styles. Motivated leader with strong organizational skills. Classically trained but forward thinking.  Entrepreneurial spirit.  I'm entertaining any kind of future food related endeavors.  It need not be solely restaurant or private sector work.

-skilled research applying creativity to concept -classically trained forward thinking

-labor / food cost conscious business concepts -15 years private sector experience

-adapt to different surroundings easily -30 + years foodservice experience

-strong organizational skills 

Private Chef at Palm Beach Estate Jan 2001Present Private Chef Palm Beach , FL Private Chef for a family at a Palm Beach Estate.  Winter season only from winter 2001.  Responsible for all foodservice and purchasing for all events on premises including all formal events and parties.  Job is winter only and provided me summers free to own and operate my own business in Provincetown MA.  References available upon request. 
Partner / Executive Chef May 2014Sep 2014 Cafe Edwige Provincetown , MA Returned to restaurant for 40th year anniversary that I was previously chef / owner of.  Re-visited highlights that were popular during the previous 6 year ownership.  Updated all menus , wine lists, drink lists.  Hired , managed, and re-organized new staff. Returned restaurant to previous popularity, covers and sales numbers. / Cafe Edwige
Owner / manager / Executive Chef Mar 2007Sep 2012 Frappo66 Provincetown , MA Creator and owner of namesake restaurant specializing in 'fine food fast'.  Frappo66 was a full service restaurant / experiment designed to present fully prepared food to eat in or take out.  
The basic concept revolved around an upscale 'cafeteria ' where customers could pick and choose from an array of prepared foods under a specific formula (one entree / three sides / one price).  Food items were presented in orders of 5 or 6.  The idea was to take a dinner party at home and translate it into a restaurant. A prototype so to speak of the current 'fast-casual' concept.  The restaurant also ran an a la carte menu serving light fare daily.   The restaurant was very successful and had a 7 year run. / Frappo66
Chef / Owner May 1995Sep 2005 Cafe Edwige / Edwige at Night Provincetown , MA Seasonal restaurant.  Created pop-up restaurant within existing restaurant where I and business partner Rocco Carulli, ( R House,  Miami ) highlighted Cape Cod Cuisine in a modern yet rustic style.  Restaurant received accolades from NYT , Boston Globe and many other local publications.  Menu included local seafood , produce and meat prepared in an upscale American style. Cafe Edwige
Roundsman Sep 1995May 1996 Mr. B's Bistro New Orleans , LA Worked all positions in kitchen owned by famous New Orleans restaurant family the Brennan family.  Butcher, Saucier, pastry, grade manger, grill, sauté, hot apps.  High volume contemporary american New orleans style bistro. 
Private Chef abroad Sep 1994May 1995 Freelance Private Chef EU / UK Freelance Private Chef in Europe and Scotland.   Experiences included designing kitchen in Castle in Edinburgh and incorporating game from the surrounding wild game preserve into menus for guests.   'French game in an American style' - travelling dinner parties hosted by French Chateau owners in Bordeaux highlighting French Game in modern american style. Other gigs in the Pyrenees and Barcelona.  
Assistant Chef Sep 1994May 1995 Cafe Atlantico Miami Beach, FL Worked with famed chef Jose Andres of Bazaar and Cafe Atlantico , Wash. D.C. in opening modern style Spanish Tapas restaurant in Miami Beach FL.  
Executive Chef May 1994Sep 1994 Quisisana Hotel and Resort Lake Kezar , ME Executive Chef of Full Service Resort located in the Maine mountains.  Job was seasonal.  Responsibilities included re-writing all menus,  training staff, ordering all foodservice related items, and nightly service.  Quisisana is still in operation and highly regarded for the quality and integrity of the food.  
Executive Chef Sep 1992Apr 1994 Main Street New York City , NY Executive Chef at high volume family - style American restaurant on the Upper West Side.  Utilized skills and techniques learned at Larry Forgione's 'An American Place' to update menu.  Responsibilities included all ordering,  all menu development, scheduling and staffing of 400+ seat American Restaurant.  (Restaurant is now defunct yet occupied by 'Calle Ocho' by same owners) 
Executive Chef Sep 1989May 1992 The Coffee Shop NYC, NY Executive Chef at famous 24 hour Union Square Eatery. Responsiblities included hiring of staff, scheduling, ordering, and menu development highlighting a tropical / Brazilian style theme.  Restaurant was in constant operations 7 days a week , 24 hours a day.   
Chef May 1989Sep 1989 Westhampton Bath and Tennis Club Westhampton , NY Seasonal - Chef at upscale oceanfront resort.
all kitchen line postions Dec 1986May 1989 An American Place NYC, NY Highly regarded 'new american' restaurant headed by Chef Larry Forgione.  Restaurant specialized in authentic American regional cuisine.  A pioneer in farm to table concept. Worked all line postions in kitchen, pantry, hot apps, saute, grill, pastry. Participated in the beginning stages of preparing the James Beard House for future events.  Worked with many other chefs during this period including Alice Waters of Chez Panisse.
Associate of Arts: Culinary Arts Hyde Park , NY The Culinary Institute of America Oct 1986
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Previous Companies:

  • Private Chef
  • Cafe Edwige
  • Frappo66

Previous Job Positions:

  • Private Chef at Palm Beach Estate
  • Partner
  • Executive Chef
  • Owner
  • manager


  • The Culinary Institute of America

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Arts

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