Philippa Kingsley trained in the art of Thai Cuisine in London and Thailand and was a professional Thai chef for over twenty years.
Originally from London, she came to Atlanta in 1996 via The Netherlands, with her two adored English Cocker Spaniels, Voguie and Cosmo.
Founder and Executive Chef of “Philippa’s Orient,” a unique Thai catering company specializing in a culinary experience personally designed for her clients.
The company catered large or small private dinner parties; events; wedding receptions; rehearsal dinners; cocktail parties featuring Thai canapés; Kosher Thai cuisine; Glatt Kosher was available by request.
She established a Thai culinary school, where she conducted “hands on” full-participation or demonstration-only Thai cooking classes, corporate team building events, including private custom-designed Thai cooking classes in the comfort of the clients’ home.
Clients included: The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC for His Excellency, the Ambassador of Thailand; The Tourism Authority of Thailand New York; The Thai Trade Center Miami; The American Ambassador to The Netherlands; Embassies: South Africa; New Zealand; The Consul Generals of Great Britain, The Netherlands and Canada; Georgia State Botanical Gardens; Coca Cola Head Office in Atlanta; Phillips North America; The Speaker of the House, LT. Governor of Georgia and former Mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young; international conductor Yoel Levi; Emory University.
Community events: Producer and Executive Chef representing Thailand at The Botanical Gardens, Atlanta; Executive Chef and producer of a Benefit for Aid Atlanta at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Buckhead; Guest Chef at the Grand Opening of Whole Foods first store in Atlanta; Thai cooking class instructor at Cooks Warehouse; Buford Highway Farmers Market.
Philippa was an author and featured contributing chef in the international Thai cookbook The Thai Table by Terry Tan, published by Marshall Cavendish. She was one of three chefs representing The U.S.A She was a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier international association of women in the culinary arts; The Thai Assocation of Georgia, the only non-Thai person on the Board. She was bestowed the Thai name Khun Pimpa (wonderful lady) by a visiting Thai dignitary, and was granted a personal audience with HRH Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
Philippa believes she was Thai in a previous life as there is no other explanation as to why she would cook Thai cuisine, embrace Thai culture and Thai people with open arms.
She comments, “In this life I had a Jewish grandmother, not a Thai grandmother! Jewish grandmothers like Thai grandmothers love to cook and show their love through their food!”
Towards the later years of her work as a chef, Philippa experienced deep sorrow for the animals used in all culinary fields. She became vegetarian, then pescetarian, followed by the final commitment of becoming vegan.
Featured in Publications:
- Elle; Cosmopolitan; Wine & Dine; Tip Culinair (Holland);
- Knife and Fork; The Atlanta Journal/Constitution newspaper; Symbol magazine; Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles; Atlanta Jewish Life; Chai; Washington Jewish Week
TV & Radio:
- FOX 5/WAGA TV “Good Day Atlanta”;
- WXIA TV – “Peachtree Morning”;
- WSB News Talk Radio:
- TURNER SOUTH – Guest Chef on “Home Plate
Philippa’s Healing Background:
Philippa is an Animal Communicator; Certified VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing Practitioner; Psychic & Spiritual Medium.
Author: Rising Above Grief for People and Pets:
Meditation CD: Freedom to be Free is Freeing.
Philippa’s spiritual quest began initially in 1986 with Buddhism, studying Mahayana and Theravada traditions. The Thai temple in Atlanta also became an integral part of her life encapsulating Thai culture and cuisine.
She counts Doreen Virtue and Angelic Guidance as inspiration for her spiritual growth in all aspects of the angelic realm. She took Doreen’s Spiritual Writers Workshop at Angel University, which guided and inspired her to formulate the channeled book Rising Above Grief for People and Pets, published by Balboa Press.
In 2006 she discovered an ancient Healing Art: VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing,
She personally experienced the transformative power of VortexHealing® with a deep-seated family issue which she never thought would change. It was through this experience that she became committed to sharing this healing process with others, and facilitates and empowers clients on their spiritual path to discover their life purpose.
She gives regular monthly VortexHealing talks with group healing, and Angelic Heart Meditation to Open the Spiritual Heart at Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta.
Her personal grieving process after the loss of her beloved father, adored dogs and later her much loved mother, and as author of the channeled book Rising Above Grief for People and Pets enabled her to specialize and help people heal from the emotional earthquake of the grieving process.
She was guided by her adored dogs in Spirit to officially learn animal communication. Many animals still exhibit behavioral issues even after being adopted into a loving home. Philippa uses animal communication and VortexHealing® to release the residue of fear due to their previous life of abuse or abandonment by healing in the cellular system. She uses animal communication and VortexHealing in person and remotely, both in Atlanta and nationally. She also connects with animals in Spirit to help people who are grieving over the loss to help them find healing and closure.
In 2012, she found mediumship to help her overcome the residue of the grieving process, after the loss of her beloved father and adored dogs. In 2013, her beautiful mother passed into Spirit after suffering from Alzheimers. She studies mediumship in the UK at Arthur Findlay Spiritualist College in Stansted.
As a spiritual medium it enables her to blend and become a voice for the Spirit world, to tell the story of a life once lived and give messages of love to dry the tears of sadness and let hope unfold in the heart.
Radio Shows and Talks:
- Live Recorded Teleseminar Interview 2017 –
- THE INTUITIVE PET PARENT.
- Series of Live Radio Shows and Interviews 2017 – EMPIRE RADIO NOW, NEW YORK.
- Radio Show and Live Interview: 2015–WRFG ATLANTA “IN TUNE TO NATURE”
- Radio Show and Live Interview: 2015–W4WN INTERNET RADIO “FEARLESS FABULOUS YOU”
- Pod Cast Live Talk with Video: 2015–HOW TO TALK TO ANIMALS.
- Video and Talk: 2013–Essence of Spirituality for people and pets THROUGH THE VEIL EVENT.
- International Interview Podcast: 2013–ORGANIZED BY BALBOA PRESS
- Video Clip of Book Signing: 2013–PHOENIX AND DRAGON BOOKSTORE, ATLANTA.