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Eric Wynkoop - An Introduction to Indian Food

About this Event

In this ACTE/Rouxbe presentation, Chef Eric Wynkoop will provide an introduction to Indian cuisine, one of the hot culinary trends for 2022 and beyond.

The conversation will be framed by the cultural influences that shape the rich culinary history and traditions of the Sub-continent. Chef Eric will outline regional distinctions that are showing up on menus in order to encourage educators and culinary students to take their own flavor journey through India.

Afterwards we will open up the discussion on any questions the audience might have on this unique and amazing cuisine.

About Eric Wynkoop

An Introduction to Indian Food

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 is central to enhancing the student experience through quality course content and new course development at Rouxbe. Eric is also the lead instructor in Rouxbe courses, a role which he has enjoyed since 2016.