"Eric is a born-and-bred New Yorker who has always been obsessed with Southern cuisine and spirits. He is a four-time semifinalist for the James Beard Award categories of Rising Star Chef and Best Chef Northeast and was named Food & Wine magazine’s “People’s Best New Chef of New York” in 2012. Eric joined the team at Danny Meyer’s iconic Union Square Café in 2000, where he continued to develop his culinary skills.
Eric set out to start a joint venture as founding partner and executive chef of Restaurant North in 2010. He received numerous accolades, including Top Newcomer in Zagat, Best New Restaurant in Westchester magazine, and a Don’t Miss and two Excellent reviews from the New York Times.
Chef Eric joined Tupelo in October 2016 and has been a leader in transforming and positioning the menu for an upscale casual guest. His creativity, passion and leadership have brought an elevated touch to Tupelo’s signature spin on Southern classics."
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