Phil Thomas

Phil began his career by doing school work experience, followed by an apprenticeship at Rosewarne Manor, near Hayle. He spent eight years at The Garrack Hotel in St.Ives, achieving various accolades, including 2 Rosettes. Following this, he moved to Tregenna Castle Hotel and Resort to experience a busy function operation. After 14 months in the job, he was approached by the new owner of Rosewarne Manor to assist with the reopening after it had been closed for several years.
"At Rosewarne Manner, we are now gaining a reputation for being the premier wedding and function venue in West Cornwall, with each and every function having the opportunity of a bespoke menu. We are in close contact with local farmers and are strong supporters of local and sustainable produce and ensure full traceability on all menu items. We are also very keen on supporting training in the workplace and have been involved with Truro College, Cornwall College and also the Jamie Oliver Foundation 15."

Phil will be assisting Adrian Oliver at the Festival.