Chef Philippe Ruiz
A native Frenchman, Chef Ruiz has received the highest accolades for his ingenious interpretation of French nouvelle cuisine.
In 2018, after a long career as an Executive Chef, Philippe decided to open his own restaurant. Phil's Cafe Bistro is set to open November 2018 and will feature traditional American dishes with a French twist.
CHEF RUIZ HISTORY/HONORS
Ruiz began his culinary training at the age of 14 at the Hotel School in Bonneville, France. There, Ruiz earned such triumphant certificates of accomplishment as the Yves Thuries Trophée and La Poularde d'Or from the illustrious Master Chef Georges Blanc, who recognized Ruiz as one of France's foremost young culinary prodigies.
Ruiz built his professional repertoire at Two-Michelin-Star Château de Divonne in Divonne-les-Bains, France, Two-Michelin-Star Le Chat Botté at the Hôtel Beau Rivage in Geneva, Switzerland; and at Le Vieux Moulin, a Two-Michelin-Star property, also in Geneva. Ruiz’s talent took him overseas to the Caribbean, where he was Chef de Cuisine in St. Martin’s renowned La Samanna resort prior to joining the Biltmore in 1999.