started cooking at 5 years old! A self-taught chef, Ralph has owned and operated three restaurants in the Philadelphia area...creating menus and serving as head chef. Ralph's experience with food in front of the camera includes appearing on "Date Plate" on The Food Network, NBC's "The Restaurant" several local TV food spots and his current role as the QVC on air spokesperson for The Kansas City Steak Company. Along with Ralphs' considerable experience in all facets of the broader food business he has a degree in Finance & Accounting and further enhances his J.W. Oliphant & Associates duties by sourcing and table setting a wide variety of new brands and products for our brand managing team. Ralph enjoys wine tasting, cooking and playing tennis and resides in Eastern PA with his wife and two children.