Philippe Avril is a home economist, based in Howwood near Glasgow in Scotland. UK
I am originally from Marseille, France, but I came to Scotland in 1992 and fell in love with the country and the people so I stayed here to live and work....
After a successful career as head chef and restauranteur, and a wee accident in 2014, I found myself working as an assistant greensman for the TV series Outlander 1.
One day, I was asked to do some food to display on-screen...the rest is history.
From then on, I decided to take my skills and knowledge forward to the film, tv and media industry as a home economist.
As well as researching, designing, making and dressing food for display on-screen, I also provide actors and S.As with great edible and tasty food while filming, looking after continuity and repeats using my knowledge to follow hygiene rules.
I can also provide advice on kitchen and restaurant operations if needed, and maybe supply some kitchen props...soon.
I am fully insured, possess a valid hygiene certificate, a clean driving licence and can travel anywhere.
I also try to promote food recycling and minimum waste on set whenever possible and give edible unused food to local food banks.