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Damaris Phillips          

Celebrity Chef & Television Personality; Winner of 9th Season of "Food Network Star"

Damaris Phillips is a celebrity chef and TV Personality known for her modern twists on Southern and Classic Comfort Foods. After formal culinary training, Phillips continued her education in restaurant kitchen from New York to Seattle, Kentucky to Louisiana working under acclaimed chefs and restauranteurs to hone her skills.

In 2010 Phillips began teaching in the Culinary Arts department of Jefferson Community and Technical College where she fell in love with teaching people to cook.

After winning Season 9 “Food Network Star” in 2013, Phillips continued to teach, but on a much larger scale, hosting cooking shows on Food Network. “Southern at Heart” introduced viewers to her Kentucky roots. On “The Bobby and Damaris Show” with Bobby Flay, she brought southern recipes to Bobby’s Hampton’s home. The show was nominated for a James Beard award. Phillips and Co-host Rutledge Wood introduced the country to some of the best dining locations in the South, on “Southern and Hungry.” Her newest show, “Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy” airs late spring 2022.

Phillips can also be seen on several other shows on the network, including “Guy's Grocery Games,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” and “Kids BBQ Championship.” She is a regular guest on the “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Kelley Clarkson Show,” “Rachel Ray Show,” and “The Wendy Williams Show.”

In 2019 she co-founded Bluegrass Supper Club in Louisville, Kentucky. A designer picnic company celebrating Kentucky Farmers and Culture. Her first cookbook, “Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy” was released in October 2017. Her Second Cookbook, “Gussied Up,” is set to release in 2023.


Damaris Phillips: Food Network Star Talks Christmas, Landing Her Dream Job And Cooking For Love
Damaris Phillips has come a long way since she won season 9 of Food Network's "Food Network Star" in August 2013. She went from being a self-taught baker to sharing her love for food with the world on her show "Southern At Heart," which she calls her "dream job."
'Food Network Star' Winner Damaris Phillips Talks Southern Cooking
Kentucky culinary instructor hopes to teach people what Southern cooking is all about.

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