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  Phil "The Chef" Bushey
First seen "Nyuck-Nyuck-Nyuck"
Last seen "Halloween Comes Early"
Series lifespan "Under the Dome (Novel)"-"Halloween Comes Early"

Gender Male
Hair Unknown
Age Early to mid 30's
Occupation Meth Cook
Family Sammy Bushey - Wife †
Little Walter Bushey - Son
Killed Victims 2000+
Status Dead
Cause of Death Shot by Melvin Searles / Blown up
"Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate! And He shall destroy the sinners out of it! Isaiah thirteen! Selah, motherfuckers!"
—Phil before starting the raid.[src]

Phil Bushey is a minor character in the novel who was responsible for a thousands of deaths in Chester's Mill, together with mayor Andrew DeLois Sanders. He is a highly religious drug addict who abandoned his wife and his child months ago.

Before the DomeEdit

As far as most of the citizens of Chester's Mill are concerned, Phil Bushey has disappeared. He is the estranged husband of Sammy Bushey and father of Little Walter Bushey. Big Jim and some others know that Phil has become "The Chef" and is holed up at the Christian radio station, charged with cooking vast amounts of crystal meth, hence his name. Emaciated and ill (he had lost several teeth, could only consume soft foods) from using his own merchandise, Chef remained a dangerous man driven by paranoia caused by the crystal meth he used.

Under the DomeEdit

During the raid on the station, Phil kills Freddy DentonStubby NormanMarty Arsenault and others. Later, Phil and mayor Andy Sanders press the button which triggers the explosion that destroys themselves and the town.

Killed VictimsEdit


  • Phil shares the highest body count in the novel's history among with mayor Andy Sanders, who were both responsible for over 2000 deaths.

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