Rising Star Chef Phillip Perrow of Dutch & Company - Biography

Richmond, VA

November 2014

Philip Perrow is a born and bred Richmond, Virginia native. Growing up cooking for his family, Perrow quickly learned his way around the kitchen and the importance of gathering around the dinner table. A summer job washing dishes at a beachside restaurant hooked him on the restaurant business, and after a few weeks of attending college classes, he re-packed his bags for culinary school. After earning a culinary degree from Johnson & Wales in Charleston, South Carolina, Perrow knew Richmond was where he wanted to make his culinary mark. He fortuitously landed at Acacia Restaurant, where he worked for more than a decade with mentor Chef Dale Reitzer, moving up from intern to sous chef. Perrow learned the ins and outs of the kitchen and of any and all seafood along the way. In 2011, he left to collaborate with Chef Caleb Shriver, an Aziza's alum. The duo helped to revitalize the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, opening their Dutch & Company in 2012, where they have set their sights and focus on feeding the community best food possible by preparing unexpected ingredient combinations and working with local farmers to highlight Virginia products. In 2014, the two earned a StarChefs Rising Star Chef Award for their work.