Find your cullinary voice

Eric Perlmutter

Eric PerlmutterCo-Owner, E&E Grill House, New York City, NY
Culinary Arts and Culinary Management, 2004

After graduating from Lehigh University, Eric's career began in Los Angeles with stints in acting, writing and directing.  He enrolled in ICE's Culinary Arts and Management program in 2004.  Eric describes coming to the school as "like being lost in the desert, and finding my people". He completed his externship in the kitchens of Gramercy Tavern. Perlmutter went on to work as the General Manager at AQ Kafe and Regional Marketing Manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Now, he owns E&E Grill House with his partner Eddie Bergman. When asked how ICE helped him find his culinary voice, he says, “ICE put me on a food services path, and helped lead me to my ultimate goal, which was to own my own restaurant,” adding, “ I had an amazing experience at ICE and I've kept in touch with a few of the staff members. It truly jump-started my career in the food business and I will forever be grateful for that.” Perlmutter and Bergman are opening their second restaurant, Hill & Bay in late 2013.