PHILIP VAKOS

Philip shot to fame a few years back through his time on Masterchef, and has since developed quite a name for himself both as a Chef and Restaurateur, not only in Melbourne, but internationally.

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Having grown up in Tasmania, spending hours in the kitchen with two Cretan grandmothers, Philip was taught that balancing spice in Greek food was a fine art, ‘Keep it simple, but keep them guessing’ they said.

Having studied accounting at the University of Tasmania, and as a result, working the 9-5; Philip continuously found himself being pulled back into food.

In 2010, when his application into MasterChef was successful, he finally found his calling - launching him into a new direction;  and a move to Melbourne.

His first restaurant venture began, relaunching a Greek Restaurant in South Melbourne.

During his time there, he also spent many hours raising money for charities such as the 'Make a Wish Foundation', 'A Fighting Chance' and 'The National Breast Cancer Foundation'.

In addition to charitable events, Philip has entertained audiences with cooking demonstrations at high profile events, such as; The Lonsdale Street Greek Festival, The Moonee Valley Festival, Pooley’s Vineyard in Tasmania, The Sustainable Living Expo, The Prahran Market, The Darwin Glenti, The Estia Festival and The Oakleigh Greek Glendi.

Philip has also made many media appearances since MasterChef, hosting food segments on shows such as Tasmania’s SEA FM radio, and also featuring in, ‘Phood with Phil’ on Planet unEarth on Channel 31.

His charismatic nature, and confidence in front of an audience, also opened the doors to product endorsement opportunities such as; Chris’ Dips, Craft Athens Lager & Matador BBQ.

MEDIA, COLLABORATIONS & EVENT CATERING

Philip is available for festivals, cooking classes, and brand endorsements or collaborations.

His food creations can now also be seen outside the restaurant, with 'Bahari | On Location', providing bespoke and unique menus and events for any special occasion.

For enquiries, please email - hello@bahari-richmond.com.au