Philip began his culinary career at Hollings College, Manchester. Following this he was trained as a Chef at the Savoy Hotel, London, working alongside his mentor Silvino Trompetto, the Maitre Chef des Cuisines. Philip returned to Hollings College to further his academic catering career and graduated with a degree in Hotel and Catering Management.

As a farmer's daughter from Cheshire, Jane learned how to cook at a very young age, and could always be found making a mess and experimenting with ingredients found in her mum's cupboard.