Our dear friend and valued colleague, Phil Bryant, passed away on October 10th after his courageous battle with cancer. He was a fighter till the end and was surrounded with love by his family and close friends.
Phil had been a respected and treasured member of our McKibbon family since 2003, where he worked with us through 2005 before returning in 2014. Always willing to lend a helping hand, a word of encouragement, or simply just a warm, welcoming smile, Phil meant so much to so many of us over the years and his loss will be deeply felt throughout our entire company.
A London native and rabid football (a.k.a. soccer) fan, Phil spent 30+ years in the culinary and hospitality industry and worked for some of the most prestigious hotels in Europe and the U.S.
As our Corporate Food & Beverage Director for our portfolio’s lifestyle brands, Phil’s goal was to “coach” his team toward the right goals and some winning seasons. His game plan was always simple: prioritize the right things, inspire those around you, and never ever stop learning.
Outside of the office, Phil loved spending time with his family, watching football with his dad and mentor, and no day was complete without talking or FaceTiming his kids and grandkids. His extensive music library was his favorite travel companion and London was his favorite city in the world.
Rest in peace, mate.