Biographical / Historical
Hippolyte Arthur Haultcouer, was born on May 3, 1908 in London, England. He came to the United States in 1929 aboard the
SS President Roosevelt
and opened the kitchen at the Savoy-Plaza Hotel, which operated from 1927-1965. He was familiarly known as "Chef Phillip." He became a United States citizen on July 24, 1940. From March 1942 to November 1945, Haultcouer served as a Tec-5 in the United States Army. In October 1948 he married Margaret M. Mulcahy (1926-1981) in Manhattan and the couple had two children, Phillip (b. 1949) and Douglas (b. 1951).
In 1953 Haultcouer founded the culinary arts program at the State University of New York at the New York City Community College to train chefs. Haultcouer also appeared on the "Home" television program of the National Broadcasting Company with Arlene Francis and Hugh Downs from 1954 to 1957.
"Chef Phillip of the Voisin Dead; Set Up State Culinary Program,"
New York Times
, February 15, 1967, page 40.
Gould, Jack. "Television in Review: 'Home' Daytime Show for Women on N.B.C., Starts Ambitiously.
New York Times
March 5, 1954, page 26.
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National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland, USA; Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946; NAID: 1263923; Record Group Title: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789-ca. 2007; Record Group: 64; Box Number: 04882; Reel: 152
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