Eric Tucker is the founding and current Chef – co owner of Millennium Restaurant, one of the nation’s premier fine dining vegan restaurants. Eric is the principal author of The Millennium Cook Book and The Artful Vegan, both Ten Speed Press. A graduate of The Natural Gourmet Cookery School in NYC, his culinary passion has been to elevate vegetable based cuisine to the sublime!! Millennium’s cuisine can be described as a convergence of many ethnic styles with northern California sensibilities and contemporary presentation. Eric is an avid supporter of the local, sustainable agriculture movement as well as an instructor and chairing at CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Service) in San Francisco. Eric resides in Oakland and is an avid cyclist, musician and mycologist.