Phil Butler joins the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family as the new Research and Development Chef. Phil has worked in the restaurant industry since he was 13 years old and looks forward to sharing his wealth of knowledge and passion for slow-smoked barbecue with the Dickey’s team.

“The Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family is proud to welcome Phil as our new Research and Development Chef,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “With his years of experience, we look forward to the new and innovative ideas he has to take the Dickey’s brand to an even higher standard than we have today.

Butler has always been passionate about good food and fell more in love with the art of cooking at The Culinary School of America in New York. He has experience with classic fine dining, designing restaurant concepts, menus and everything in between. He has been featured in multiple events and publications from the James Beard House to Bon Appetit Magazine.

“I have always enjoyed slow-smoked barbecue and truly fell in love with the direct science of smoking the perfect piece of meat. Dickey’s is focused on crafting only the best barbecue for their guests and I look forward to working with the team to continue the brand’s success,” says Butler.

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