Eric is a self-taught vegan and vegetarian chef. He grew up on a farm, and demonstrated a green thumb at a very early age. He attended a local agricultural highschool and got training in landscaping and garden management.
Then, somewhere along the line, he started working for a large corporation as a corporate trainer. He set up bakeries, trained employees and opened new stores. It was a high-pressure, unhealthy life, and he gained quite a lot of weight. Then, 8 years ago, he decided to make changes and get healthy. He became a vegetarian and lost 75 pounds.
In addition to his passionate interest in good vegetarian cuisine, Eric is dedicated to living WITH the environment, not against it. He maintains an urban garden along side of a community of neighborhood farmers. Together they're working to get a permit for keeping bees. His long-term goal--to be part of a self-sufficient community.