January 18, 2014, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Eric Lechasseur: Chef for Celebrities, Author, Owner of Seed Kitchen
Eric started his interest to cooking when he was 6 years old with his grandmother. He completed Culinary Arts Education in Quebec, Canada and Ponpadour, France and Nagoya, Japan.
He was executive chef for French Resort Hotel for many years and traveled to Tahiti, Bali, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Bahamas.
Eric began his vegan macrobiotic journey in 1993 to help combat his wife Sanae's medical problems and he also has succeeded in using his vegan macrobiotic practices to cure his own crippling allergies. From that point, his interest in vegan macrobiotics grew, and Eric is now a sought-after chef specializing in vegan macrobiotics and healthy, delicious and eye-catching cuisine.
As a private chef he cooked for many celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Keenan Ivory Wayans and Sting and has still cooking for Madonna, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
He is the author of love, eric, an internationally successful cookbook of gourmet vegan macrobiotic pastries. In collaboration with his wife Sanae Suzuki, he published his second cookbook, love, eric & sanae, featuring exquisite seasonal vegan macrobiotic cuisine. He has been featured in many prominent magazines such as Variety, Alternative Medicine, Venice, Los Angeles Times, as well as on radio and TV. He was a runner up for faux foie gras PETA contest.
In Autumn 2008, Eric opened organic vegan macrobiotic restaurant Seed Kitchen in Venice, California with his wife, Sanae Suzuki. They have created some of Eric's celebrity clients' favorites dishes at Seed Kitchen.