Staff profile

Phil Hardy

Senior Lecturer in Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Food Development

Phil Hardy leading a Chocolate Enrobing workshop at the Buxton Dome


Culinary Arts and Management


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism


Buxton Campus



I have worked at the University of Derby for over 7 years, teaching within the Hospitality and Culinary team. Culinary is a subject 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 culinary sector. 

I teach across the Buxton and Derby Campuses.

Teaching responsibilities

I am a Lecturer on the Culinary Arts and Management programmes.

I am the Lead for the pastry and bakery elements of the Culinary Arts and Management degrees. 

Module Leader and tutor for:

I am the Link Tutor for our collaborative partner London College who offer our BA degree in International Hospitality Management and BA International Tourism Management.

Professional interests

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies




Professional Qualifications:

Experience in industry

I have 19 years of experience in the industry.

I worked for 9 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 7 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.