Philip Speer

Chef, Owner, Pastry Chef/Baker
Philip Speer


About Philip Speer

Philip Speer is the former then-Uchi Restaurant Group’s director of culinary operations. During Speer’s tenure at Uchi, he gained 4 nominations in the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Pastry Chef category as well as Rising Star Pastry Chef in 2012 and a listing among Zagat’s National Power Players 2014. Speer has received awards in the Austin Chronicle, the Austin-American-Statesman, CultureMap and Texas Monthly as well as national recognition in Bon Appetit, Food + Wine, Cooks Illustrated, Art Culinaire, Thrillest,, U.S.A. Today and more. Since the closure of Bonhomie, Speer is currently working on a new downtown Austin restaurant with Garage owner William Ball.


  • Nominee for Outstanding Pastry Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Top 10 Candy Inspired Desserts (Uchiko)
    Bon Appétit
  • Judge
    Throwdown with Bobby Flay
  • Restaurant of the Year (Uchi)
    Eater Houston
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Austin

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