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 high school and received training in landscaping and garden management.
He eventually 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. He quickly decided enough was enough and he wanted to get healthy. He became a vegetarian and lost 75 pounds.
In addition to his passionate interest in great 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. His long-term goal is to be part of a self-sufficient community.