In the verdant embrace of the Seychelles, where azure waters caress the ivory sands, a culinary reverie awaits as Raffles Seychelles welcomes the esteemed Michelin star chef, Phil Howard. A titan of seasonal cooking, with a legacy spanning over three decades, Phil will share his artistic talents with our delighted guests from November 3rd to November 5th, creating a dining experience that promises to elevate diners’ taste sensations.
Phil’s saga of culinary mastery unfurls like an opulent tapestry, interwoven with accolades and a passion that ignites the embers of inspiration in countless aspiring chefs. In 2022, the Michelin Guide recognized his achievements with the prestigious Special Mentor Chef Award, shining a bright light on his leadership, style, and exceptional contributions to the culinary world. Yet, Phil remains rooted in the brilliance of his team, cultivating an oasis of positivity and happiness in which culinary magic flourishes.
A maestro in the kitchen, Phil’s journey began at the revered Roux Restaurants in 1988, choosing culinary arts over Microbiology. His time with luminaries like Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s and Simon Hopkinson at Bibendum inspired his distinctive modern French cuisine—an orchestra of flavours that captivates palates and sparks joy. With finesse, Phil led The Square to its first Michelin Star in 1994, followed by a second in 1998. The restaurant garnered numerous awards, including Chef of the Year and Restaurant of the Year in prestigious guides and publications. In 2016, Elystan Street joined London’s culinary scene, earning critical acclaim and prestigious awards. Phil’s culinary talents extended across continents, creating culinary magic from Australia to Moscow. His culinary expertise transcended borders, bringing people together in culinary delight. Now, the accomplished chef brings his artistry to Raffles Seychelles, crafting a harmonious culinary experience for fortunate guests.
On November 3rd and 4th, guests staying at Raffles Seychelles will have the chance to embark on a flavorful journey, while a lunch and masterclass on November 5th will unveil the secrets behind his culinary creations.
As a connoisseur of life’s harmony, Phil’s role as an active member of The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and his stewardship in nurturing culinary competitions illuminate his desire to nurture and inspire others to ascend the ladder of gastronomy. In the embrace of Raffles Seychelles, guests shall partake in this grand culinary ballad, an orchestration of flavour and finesse, an ode to the bountiful wonders of life, where the symphony of gastronomy dances in harmony with the lush Seychellois landscape.
Join us, as we immerse in the culinary symphony of Michelin star chef Phil Howard, and embark gastronomic dream in paradise. Indulge in our masterclass and lunch experience, starting at just 125 euros per person, or savour a sumptuous 6-course set menu dinner.