With more than 30 years experience working in the food industry at hotels and restaurants in France and Canada, Chef Eric is a certified culinary instructor who now resides in Vancouver, Canada where he offers cooking classes & personal chef services throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Previously, Chef Eric worked as an executive chef at Le Cap-Estel, a 5-star hotel on the French Riviera, where he successfully supervised a team of 14 chefs and had the privilege of cooking for Prince Albert of Monaco, Catherine Deneuve, and the members of the band U2…to name a few.
He created the 911cheferic.com site in 2000 for food lovers around the globe; it was one of the first online cooking school-style sites to be developed for the Internet and continues to gain popularity daily with thousands of aspiring chefs worldwide.
Chef – Book 1: A Gourmand in Training (ISBN: 0992143101)
A tasty memoir of growing up in southwestern France
This book is the first in a series tracing Eric Arrouzé’s unlikely but inspiring path from mischievous boy in a small, blue-collar French town to a successful professional chef who has cooked for celebrities and thousands of other gourmet enthusiasts around the world.
In Child to Chef: A Gourmand in Training, Arrouzé’s vivid and humorous recollections of his childhood are accompanied by the authentic French recipes prepared by his grandmother, Mamie Augusta, his aunt, and others in the colorful cast of characters who contributed to his early culinary education.