Chef Consulting Partner, C.E.C.
Philip DeMaiolo is The CEO of PK Hospitality Consultants and former Executive Chef at Pier Sixty, the Lighthouse and Current in New York City. Philip has over 25 years’ experience in the culinary industry. His experience spans many capacities: Saucier at the Plaza, Garde Manger at the Vista International Hotel (Hilton International), Executive Chef of the Larchmont Yacht Club, Executive Sous Chef at the Essex House, adjunct professor at New York Institute of Technology, presently at New York City Technical College Culinary Department of Hospitality, and past restaurant owner. Chef DeMaiolo started working in kitchens at the age of 16. By 24 years old, DeMaiolo was Executive Chef of the Novotel Hotel in New York City.
He furthered his culinary knowledge and training by attending the Hotel-Restaurant School at the New York City Technical College and by training in France. Out of the kitchen, DeMaiolo is involved in many culinary organizations and has held the positions of Vice President, Treasurer, Board of Directors, Chef and the Child Chairperson, and founding member of the Long Island Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. He is the current President of the Escoffier Society of N.Y and former Foundation President, of the society’s scholarship program. He is a Certified Executive Chef, and a member of the American Academy of Chefs. Chef DeMaiolo has won various medals in competitions sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation, was awarded the Chef Professionalism Award in 1994, and was named Chapter Chef of the Year for 1996. He is currently holds the position of chairman for the Culinary Commission for all Career and Technical schools for the N.Y.C. Department of Education. Chef DeMaiolo has been featured on the following television programs: The Food Network’s “Behind the Bash” with Giada de Laurentis, “The Party Planner” with David Tutera, and on an episode of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” as the guest caterer.