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Eric Rowse

Lead Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts

"How far you go in the industry is one-hundred percent determined by how much heart you have, how much you pay attention, how much you practice and your own self-dedication.”


Chef Eric Rowse has more than 15 years of professional cooking experience, nine of them in managerial positions. A fan of wood-fired cooking, pasta making and bread baking, Chef Eric feels at home teaching. He has served as chef de cuisine at Paul Ragan’s Altaeats, executive chef at Packing House Wines, a 90-seat wine bar and retail shop, and executive chef at Barcito in downtown LA. He loves teaching students how to provide an exceptional guest experience using creativity and over-the-top hospitality.

Chef Eric joined the Institute of Culinary Education’s culinary arts department in 2021.

Work History

  • Chef de Cuisine, Altaeats, 2019-2021
  • Executive Chef, Packing House Wines, 2018-2019
  • Executive Chef, Barcito, 2017-2018
  • Chef de Cuisine, Claud & Co., 2015-2016


  • California Culinary Academy, 2006

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist, San Pellegrino Young Chef, 2015

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