About Eric

I have been struggling to manage my weight my entire life. I was the fat kid in the class and from then until now it has been a roller coaster up and down. Follow me as I try for the last time to get a handle on the issues with my weight  and how it affects my relationship with myself and those around me.

I am a native New Yorker and I received the foundation of my culinary training in some of Manhattan’s finest restaurants. After a decade in the business I  attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France where I  worked and continued to live for 5 years. In 1991 I returned to Manhattan and became the Chef to the Embassy of Luxembourg in New York, followed by a stint as Executive Chef for a classic French restaurant called La Mangoire on Manhattan’s Eastside. After my parents passed away in my early thirties I moved to Seattle where  in 1996 I  purchased the internationally acclaimed Relais de Lyon, just outside of Seattle in Bothell WA. During my tenure as Chef /Owner of the then renamed “Restaurant Relais’  I recieved 3 ½ stars in the Seattle Times and nationally was rated one of America’s Top Tables by Gourmet Magazine. Seeking some normalcy of life and time to spend with my  growing family I sold the restaurant in 2001. In December of 2004, after a stint as the Executive chef of a private golf and country club, I jumped at the opportunity to join the Ivy Award winning team at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle WA as Corporate Executive Chef. I am a regular  presenter and speaker at major industry National events and has been a contributor to Food Management Magazine and in 2008 was named one of the top 5 chefs in the nation by Chef Magazine.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Seana on November 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Hi Eric – I will be meeting with the weight loss staff this week for my initial consultation and joinin you on your journey……..officially. I have been doing it on my own over the summer and am down quite a bit but have alot more to loose. Love your video blog posts and look forward to learning more about your journey as you progress. Keep up the good work.


  2. Posted by Jenn on January 11, 2011 at 6:32 am

    What a great blog! Do you ever teach cooking classes? It would be great to learn some healthy recipes and cooking tips from you 🙂


    • Thank you Jenn- I have not given a cooking class in year’s but would be delighted to do so again. Let me know if there is a group you have in mind. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting more recipes and doing cooking instruction on the blog soon.


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