Philip Azzarello

Philip Azzarello 2018-06-27T08:33:01+10:00

Philip grew up in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, to parents of Egyptian/Italian descent. Being surrounded by food all his life, his passion for the hospitality industry easily blossomed, leading to his colourful 23 years in the industry.

After completing his apprenticeship he moved to the UK and worked his way up the ranks at some of London’s most reputable establishments, such as The Metropolitan Hotel Hyde Park and The Savoy Hotel’s sister restaurant, Simpson’s on the Strand, where he was Executive Sous Chef and had a brigade of 43 Chefs. It was here that he cooked for members of parliament as well as numerous celebrities.

He then ventured to France where he worked in Toulouse and Marseille, learning the classics of fine French cuisine. He worked in little towns where he focused on adapting his knowledge to further his love for cooking and bringing people simple yet elegant food.

It was there that he began to combine this classical French cooking knowledge with the Singaporean palate.

After a few years he moved on to take charge of the kitchen at Restaurant 789 in Malaysia. There he obtained more knowledge in Asian cooking, which added to his interest in fusion cuisine. Now, every menu he creates has touches of classical French along with the local flavours.

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Testimonials for Philip Azzarello

We loved having Philip and would have him again in a heart beat. I had asked if there was a possibility to do a croquembouche tower as a birthday cake instead of plated and he did this for us it meant so much! Phil was so open and understanding and made this experience the best yet and my family couldn’t stop raving about everything. The food was amazing and you didn’t need any salt and pepper or sauces on top was just quality outstanding service just can’t fault what so ever so thanks so much again Phil!

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Tae Viri Brown (SA)

Chef Phil was excellent. He was courteous, professional and on the mark. We loved his narrative about the food and his sassy attitude. Phil’s overall contribution made the afternoon a spectacular success and a very memorable event for us and our friends. Phil also provided some emergency catering for a couple of small children who attended, which was truly above and beyond our expectations.
Waiting staff Aaron and Anna were also amazing. They were only too willing to help, stayed on into the afternoon to assist with dessert and impressively were on a first-name basis with everyone within the first half an hour of arrival and were completely across those with dietary requirements well in advance of food service.

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Gavin Blake (SA)

Chef Philip prepared an excellent 5 course tasting menu for our guests – the food was to die for.
His easy going relaxed style when he introduced each course worked well with the group who really appreciated his insights to the food and his background.
Everything ran like clockwork to the scheduled we had agreed – and no one felt rushed in any way.
Additionally the wait staff were also very good – they were highly attentive to serving our guests while in no way being intrusive, clearly they had been well trained.

All in all this was a fabulous event, and in fact was the second time we have used At Your Table.

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Keith Murray (NSW)

Philip and his team were fantastic – very professional. My party of 75 guests enjoyed the meal and there were lots of great comments. Thanks Philip for making my special birthday very memorable. It was excellent. Highly recommend Philip!

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Lidia (NSW)

Phil made me feel completely at ease and relaxed as he arrived. The food was great and it was such a pleasure to have his commentary on each dish.

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Emily McCutcheon (NSW)

Phill is a lovely man, he arrived on time, prepared a beautiful meal that was enjoyed by all. Absolutely nothing negative to say, I would recommend Phill to anyone who asked and wouldn’t hesitate to call him again.

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Lorena Treffiletti (NSW)

Phillip was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We could not have been happier

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Sue Willoughby (NSW)

Great food, well prepared.

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Helen Christensen (NSW)

Calm, professional, creative!

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cecilia martinek (NSW)

We couldn’t be more happier. Phillip was not only excellent with the food but with the guests also, social skills are outstanding and we would definitely have him again and highly recommend to others. Thank you so much Phillip.

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Brett and Nat Babicci (NSW)

We had a great night last night. Food and service was fabulous. Thank you for your part in it…….Philip did a great job and everyone loved the food.  Alex the waiter was also great.

Thanks again

Sue Logan (NSW)

The night went well
Lots of great comments about the food and the 2 young wait staff were really good as well.
So a good night had by all
Thx again for your help

Dale McClean (NSW)

Just to let you know we had a fabulous evening last Friday. Phil & Lara were fantastic & the meal was delicious.

I’m sure “At Your Table” will be used again for functions by ourselves & our friends.

Rhonda Bell (NSW)

Philip was amazing, as was his food. Everyone commented on how friendly Philip was and how much they enjoyed the food. In a word fantastic.

Kerri (NSW)
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