Philippe Bartholomi
A native of Belgium, permanently residing in the Philippines since 1986, he graduated Hotel and Restaurant Management in Ecole d’Hotellerie de la Ville de Liege, in Liege Belgium.

He held various positions as Sous-Chef, then Executive Chef in some of the most recognized Michelin stars restaurants in Belgium (Maison Moulan) and Relais & Chateaux (Hostellerie Berkenhof) before moving to Manila in 1986 as Ex. Sous-Chef then as Manager of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Club at the former Silahis Hotel in Roxas Boulevard.

Philippe was also consultant to several resorts, hotels and restaurants properties throughout the Philippines, mostly in the provinces.

He was the Asia-Pacific Director of Operations of Studebaker’s, a chain of luxury membership clubs, and restaurants based in Singapore.

Philippe was the General Manager of the exclusive Manila Polo Club before joining Friday’s Resort Boracay in 2003 as General Manager also in charge of the planning and development of Fridays Boquete island in Mindoro.

He is presently the General Manager of the Deluxe 500-key Century Park Hotel Manila since August 2008.

- Vice-President, Hotel Division, of the Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines 2011-2013
- Chefs On Parade 2013 Overall Chairman
- Chairman, Competition & Judging, the Chefs On Parade 2011
- Officer (Lieutenant Commander) of the Philippines Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA)
- Rotary Club of Manila Tourism Awardee 2011
- Charter Board member of the PCCI- Boracay
- Executive Director of “Boracay Lives” Pearl 2 project in Boracay
- Charter Member of the Belgian Filipino Business Club (BFBC)
- Skal Club of Makati member
- Disciples d’ Escoffier-Philippine Member

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