Eric Wynkoop / Kirk Bachmann - Put A Face To The Name
Meet your instructors
Chef Kirk Bachmann and Chef Eric Wynkoop are the Rouxbe Nouxbes and are here to serve you! Join in on a joint interview with Rouxbe’s new Director of Culinary Development, Kirk Bachmann, and new Director of Culinary Instruction, Eric Wynkoop.
About Eric Wynkoop / Kirk Bachmann
Eric Wynkoop previously served as a founding faculty member at The International Culinary School, instructor in anthropology at Portland State University, and Senior Instructor at the Le Cordon Bleu program at Western Culinary Institute, in Portland, Oregon. He holds Master’s Degrees in postsecondary education and cultural anthropology, as well as credentials in Ayurveda wellness and cooking.
Eric has spent more than twenty years in the food and beverage industry. His experiences include banquet management, catering, personal chef, winery cellar hand, educator, textbook contributor, consultant, and ethnographer. He also brings food and cultural insight from nearly a decade of residence in Japan, studies in Mexico, and research in India as a Fulbright Scholar. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a dual degree in Japanese and Asian Studies, he went on to receive his formal culinary training at Western Culinary Institute, in Portland, Oregon.
Eric’s role with Rouxbe will be central to enhancing the student experience through quality course content and new course development at Rouxbe. Eric will also continue in his capacity as lead instructor in Rouxbe courses, which he has been doing since 2016.
Kirk Bachmann previously served as the President of the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado. He holds a Master’s degree in education, is a Certified Executive Chef and a member of the American Academy of Chefs.
Kirk is a 4th generation chef who spent 18 years implementing culinary, pastry and hospitality programs as the Vice President of Education for Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America. He began his culinary career in the pastry kitchen of his father, a master pastry chef. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Kirk went on to receive his formal culinary training at Western Culinary Institute, in Portland, Oregon. He was later a chef instructor at Western Culinary Institute.
Kirk’s role with Rouxbe will be instrumental in helping to expand the scope of enterprise and industry training services offered by Rouxbe. He also serves as a lead instructor in Rouxbe courses.