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Philippe Schmit is an executive chef who won the award and recognition “Master Chef of France,” the most sought-after award given to chefs dedicated to French cuisine.

Philippe lives and cooks in Houston, Texas where he created the acclaimed Philippe Restaurant + Lounge (which was recognized by Texas Monthly as one of Texas’ “Best New Restaurants”) and Bistro moderne at Hotel Derek (where he was hailed as one of the city’s most innovative and talented chefs following his arrival in 2004). He worked with the Lombardi Group as Executive Chef on the launching of Toulouse at The River Oaks District, and nowadays shares his experience and know-how as a consultant with some of the finest restaurants in the USA.

Born and raised in Roanne, France, Philippe first apprenticed at age 14 at a local restaurant in the picturesque French town northwest of Lyon and then trained at three of Paris’s most respected Michelin 2-Star restaurants: Le Carre des Feuillants, Pavillon Elysee Lenotre and Restaurant Jacques Cagna.

SOME OF MY CREATIONS

Testimonials

What people say about The French Cowboy:

“Chef Philippe,

Many thanks for the beautiful food and wonderful service. Your food really made the event special. I appreciate your time and effort!”

Karen L.

“Chef, THANK YOU

for an incredible evening!  Our guests were all thrilled and loved the evening, most of all the food, and my wife had a better time than I could’ve imagined!  She loved each dish and she wouldn’t have changed a thing – that’s not something she tells me very often, so I am very grateful for your talent and expertise, it was truly a special meal!”

James B.

“Hi Chef,

Just wanted to follow up with another huge thank you for helping make my dad’s 80th birthday so special. He has since called several times (we talk many times a day about other nonsense) only to tell me how memorable it was and grateful and how he will never forget it! Thank you again for your attention to detail and making it such a personable experience.  Hope you stay out of this Houston heat! Until next time. Best,

Alison T.

“Hi Chef Philippe!

Thank you again for a great evening!  Your team is exceptional.  The food was spectacular!  We had the best time!  Can we do it again?  I’m hosting another dinner for a business partner.  The event will be on Friday …”

Thomas S.

Bonsoir Chef,

Encore  un très grand merci pour votre (et votre equipe) tres belle performance. Chaque amuse bouche était délicieux et nos invites on tous ete ravi autant par la qualité de votre cuisine que de vous voir en pleine action.

Le baptême et la reception furent une réussite et vous en êtes pour beaucoup responsable.

Nicolas P.

“Glad you had some wonderful memories while cooking us unforgettable dinner:)  “

Lauren A.

“Philippe,

Wils dinner was a smash! Everyone had the best time and I hear dinner was delicious!  “

Jonathan A.

Dear Philippe,

Thank you again for planning a wonderful meal on Friday. The guests enjoyed it and so did we. I hope you’ll keep me up on your news as you plan new things!
Best,

Andrew S.

Philippe,

thank you very much for a wonderful evening. Our friends are still talking about it. You left one large white plate here at the house. Please let me know when you would like to come over and get it.

Connie S.

“Hi Chef Philippe!

Thank you again for a great evening!  Your team is exceptional.  The food was spectacular!  We had the best time!  Can we do it again?  I’m hosting another dinner for a business partner.  The event will be on Friday …”

Pierre G.

“It was such an awesome evening!!!!

Everyone loved the food and the experience! My sister is already wanting to book you for a meal at home and also my mom is having a family gathering at her house next Friday the 22nd. “

Manuel F.

“Good evening Chef,

I saw  madame yesterday and spoke with her about the dinner. She was so pleased with your food and is still raving about it.  Thank you for making her birthday dinner a great success!!!”

Katleen R.

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