Tory Mcphail 2021 Revelry Plates & Pours Chef Tory McPhail is the Executive Chef & Culinary Director for three restaurants including Revelry, Jam & Daves Sushi in downtown Bozeman, Montana. Chef McPhail was born and raised in the small farming community of Ferndale which is located on the Canadian border in the Northwestern corner Washington State. After growing up working the raspberry fields of the family farms, McPhail headed to Seattle to attend culinary school at South Seattle College and finished first in his class. At just 19, Chef McPhail moved to Louisiana to work under James Beard Award winning Chef Jamie Shannon & the Brennan family at the legendary Commanders Palace. The experience changed the scope of his life and he has worked there on multiple occasions in his career. During those breaks, McPhail has worked at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL; Le’Escargot & The Picasso Room in London, England; The Mongoose on St. John, US Virgin Islands and has opened 2 more Commanders Palace’s in Las Vegas, Nevada & Destin, Florida. Chef McPhail has just wrapped up his 27 year Commanders Palace career after being the executive chef for 19 years and the longest chef ever after following in the footsteps of Chefs Paul Prudomme, Emeril Lagasse and his mentor Jamie Shannon. After becoming a James Beard Rising Star Chef at the age 28 and winning a James Beard Award for Best Chef South in 2009, Chef McPhail has made multiple television appearances on Bravo’s Top Chef, The Today Show, Food Network, Travel Channel and Turner South.