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Eric Ripert

Chef, Author & Host of "Avec Eric"

Chef, Author & Host of "Avec Eric"

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Eric Ripert Biography

Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of the acclaimed New York restaurant Le Bernardin. Born in Antibes, France, Ripert moved to Andorra, a small country just over the Spanish border as a young child. His family instilled their own passion for food in the young Ripert, and at the age of 15 he left home to attend culinary school in Perpignan. At 17, he moved to Paris and cooked at the legendary La Tour D’Argent before taking a position at the Michelin three-starred Jamin. After fulfilling his military service, Ripert returned to Jamin under Joel Robuchon to serve as chef poissonier.

In 1989, Ripert seized the opportunity to work under Jean-Louis Palladin as sous-chef at Jean Louis at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Ripert moved to New York in 1991, working briefly as David Bouley’s sous-chef before Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze recruited him as chef for Le Bernardin. Ripert has since firmly established himself as one of New York’s—and the world’s—great chefs.

In September 2014, Ripert and Le Coze opened Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, named for their acclaimed wine director Aldo Sohm. That same month, the two expanded Le Bernardin’s private dining offerings with Le Bernardin Privé, a dynamic space above Aldo Sohm Wine Bar that can accommodate a range of events.

Ripert is the Vice Chairman of the board of City Harvest, working to bring together New York’s top chefs and restaurateurs to raise funds and increase the quality and quantity of food donations to New York’s neediest. When not in the kitchen, Ripert enjoys good scotch and peace and quiet.

Eric Ripert Speaking Topics

  • Master Cooking Class: Fish (Can be a stand-alone talk, or combined with a culinary demo)

    “I love being a chef,” says Eric Ripert. In his quiet, demystifying style, he inspires the audience to cook exquisite meals, such as perfect fish. At Le Bernardin, the motto is: “Fish is the star of the plate.” Many Americans are intimidated by fish – how to buy fish that is fresh and safe and sustainable, how to prepare and cook it. This talk/demo will include tips on organizing a meal, buying, preparing, and serving fish, including the 5 best techniques for cooking fish and what elevates the fish on the plate. The talk can also be tailored to the audience’s interest and include tips on how to cook just about anything well, how to shop, what to buy, and how to organize your kitchen on a daily and weekly basis so you can cook successfully without a struggle – whether for yourself, for a party or family gathering, or for a restaurant.

  • Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert

    Two Chefs. Two Unlikely Friends. Two Very Different Careers. Two Very Different Philosophies. Good and...Evil? The chefs engage in a free, frank, and provocative back and forth about the restaurant business – from both ends of the spectrum. It includes highlights from Eric's career and lurid lowlights from Tony's career. As Boston’s Chowder blog put it, “They bicker. They jab. They debate one another on food and life.” The frequent tag team has appeared together since 2010, on stages spanning from Seattle to Boston, Austin to Detroit. Both have been regular judges on "Top Chef." They have little else in common, other than friendship. (Eric introduced Tony to his wife.)

  • Branding Secrets

    “I envision and manage Le Bernardin exactly as if I were the director of a fashion house,” says Eric Ripert. Since becoming the executive chef at Le Bernardin in 1991, he has shown a genius for reinvention in ways that preserve the logic of the brand. In this talk, he’ll discuss how he stays aware of what is going on around him, pays attention to the culture, encourages new ideas, stokes media interest, and creates an environment that builds the brand. Part of his secret is management: Mentoring a team so that his brand vision is reflected in the smallest details. “If you simply follow the trends, you don’t have an identity,” he says. “Building a brand comes with a certain wisdom that you accumulate in your field over the years.” In this talk, he’ll share that brand-building wisdom.

  • On the Line: Growing a Business

    Eric Ripert knows more than how to build an exquisite meal: he knows how to build a business. The ingredients include a unique system of training and mentoring his staff, an ability to extend a brand without sacrificing quality, a robust media and social media strategy, and a keen awareness of the need for constant reinvention in a competitive market. His quest: perfection, and a workplace where enduring creativity is rewarded. His careful decisions in the light of the global recession show his brilliance.

  • Avec Eric: A Conversation with Eric Ripert (Can be combined with a culinary demo)

    From his early food passions as a child in Antibes, France and the country of Andorra, from culinary school at age 15 to cooking at La Tour D’Argent in Paris, Eric Ripert has stories to tell. He served as chef poissonier under legendary chef Joël Robuchon, moved to the U.S. in 1989 to be sous-chef to Jean-Louis Palladin, and served briefly with David Bouley before being recruited to Le Bernardin as chef in 1991. In 1995, Le Bernardin received four stars from The New York Times – and it has kept them through four reviews over two decades. Let him entertain your audience with his culinary lore.

Eric Ripert Videos

  • Eric Ripert reflects on 20 years of friendship with Anthony Bourdain
    Eric Ripert is one of the world's most renowned chefs. The co-owner of the legendary seafood restaurant Le Bernardin in New York City has ...
  • Eric Ripert: 'We Shouldn't Be Proud of Chefs Who Are Screaming in ...
    Famed chef spoke with ABC News' Dan Harris on his "10% Happier" podcast about how meditation changed the way he works in the kitchen.
  • Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse, Eric Ripert | Interview | TimesTalks
    Three great French chefs, Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse, and Eric Ripert – celebrated restaurateurs and best–selling authors – reveal their ...

Eric Ripert Books

  • 32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line
    32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line

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Eric Ripert is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Master Cooking Class: Fish (Can be a stand-alone talk, or combined with a culinary demo), Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert, Branding Secrets, On the Line: Growing a Business and Avec Eric: A Conversation with Eric Ripert (Can be combined with a culinary demo). The estimated speaking fee range to book Eric Ripert for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Eric Ripert generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio, Rick Bayless, David Chang and Marcus Samuelsson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Eric Ripert for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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