| Damaris Phillips|
Darrick Wood (m. 2015)
| Damaris Lennon Phillips|
December 8, 1980 (age 35) (1980-12-08) Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Cuisine of the Southern United States
Maurice Phillips Jr., Mary Phillips
Stacey Poon‑Kinney, Lenny McNab, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Nancy Fuller
Damaris Phillips Wikipedia
Damaris Lennon Phillips (born December 8, 1980) is an American chef and television personality. In 2013 she won the ninth season of the Food Network television series Food Network Star. She hosted the Food Network show Southern at Heart for five seasons from 2013 to 2016. She currently co-hosts The Bobby and Damaris Show on Food Network with Bobby Flay.
Phillips was born in Lexington, Kentucky. She has four brothers and a sister. On June 13, 2015, she married her fiance Darrick Wood in Louisville, Kentucky. Growing up with Southern food, her goal is to teach people globally about Southern cuisine. She was raised in urban Louisville.
Damaris Phillips graduated from Jefferson Community and Technical College, where she earned a degree in Culinary Arts. She has stated that she decided to attend culinary school because she "didn't know what to do in life". Phillips later went on to become a culinary instructor.
In early 2013, Phillips became a contestant on the ninth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star. She landed in the top three and eventually became one of the final three contestants, and she filmed a pilot for a potential series called Eat, Date, Love. Phillips was announced as the winner of the competition on August 11, 2013.
As a reward for winning Food Network Star, Phillips got her own show on Food Network, Southern at Heart. The show premiered on October 27, 2013. The first season aired on Sundays at 10:30 am/9:30c and consisted of six episodes. The show ultimately ran for five seasons, from 2013 to 2016, with most seasons consisting of 13 episodes. Phillips posted regular show reviews and updates to her Facebook page. An episode airing on April 19, 2015 was watched by 816,000 viewers.
Since September 2017, she has co-hosted The Bobby and Damaris Show on Food Network with her former Food Network Star co-judge Bobby Flay.