Staff profile

Phil Hardy

Senior Lecturer in Hospitality, Culinary and Events

Phil Hardy leading a Chocolate Enrobing workshop at the Buxton Dome


Culinary Arts and Management, Event Management, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I have worked at the University of Derby for eight years, teaching within the hospitality, events, tourism and culinary team. Hospitality and culinary are subjects I am very passionate about, especially the fine-dining sector. I specialise in the detailed dessert and patisserie items that have become very popular in recent trends. I also have a passion for food safety management and food science within the sector. I teach the fundamental practices of operation management in the service sector with a focus on sustainability and innovative practice.

I teach at the main Kedleston Road campus in Derby. I have a good quality portfolio as I have acted as an external panel member for many institutions and have external examining responsibilities. 

Teaching responsibilities

I am a senior Lecturer on the Culinary Arts and Management programmes but I also teach on the Hospitality, Tourism and Events programmes.

Module Leader for:

Module Tutor for: 

I am the Link Tutor for our collaborative partner Al Rayyan International University who offer our BA degree in International Hospitality Management and BA International Tourism Management programmes as well as our BA International Business management Programmes. They also offer our postgraduate MSc Tourism Management and MBA Global Programmes.  

Professional interests

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies




Professional Qualifications:

Recent conferences

ICCASS (2019) - Attendee 

Experience in industry

I have 20 years of experience in the industry.

I worked for nine years as Freelance Head Chef with roles and responsibilities to include:

Other Roles included: 

I have had my own business supplying catering services to private clients and also had my own bakery business supplying novelty cakes and wedding cakes over the last nine years.

International experience

I have delivered sessions throughout schools and colleges in Cyprus in collaboration with local education agents as a brand ambassador for the university. 

Additional interests and activities

Music and piano playing, sport, gardening and spending time with my family.

fresh vegetables on a market stall

To mark Sustainable Gastronomy day, Phil Hardy, Senior Lecturer in Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Food Development, looks at how we can eat healthily while also trying to have as little impact as possible on the environment.