Erin's passion for cooking began at an early age. Her early memory of cooking was with her father, a great cook and inspiration. This inspiration was passed down to her daughter Tatum. She and Tatum wrote, cooked, and styled a book together called "Cooking together". Erin spent her formative years beginning as a line cook and moving up to an executive chef for many renowned San Francisco restaurants, such as City Block, Gordon Biersch, Sol y Luna, and Slow Club. Wanting to take food to a higher creative level, she became interested in the look and style of food. She entered the world of food styling bringing her vast years of cooking experience to the plate.
A two time IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) award winner, Erin's passion for food was recognized by the leading global organization of nearly 4,000 of the “Who’s Who” of the world of food. She was awarded a Gold Medal for her expertise in food styling for “Chocolate Obsession: Confections and Treats to Savor,” and Erin received a Silver Medal for her outstanding work for James Beard’s “Best Chef in California’s” acclaimed cookbook, “Boulevard, The Cookbook.” Erin's notable styling expertise and artistic flair can also be seen in the Williams-Sonoma “Cook’s Collection” series as well as countless other books by leading publishers, including Ten Speed Press, Chronicle Books, Rodale and Stewart, Tabori and Chang and “Cooking at Home with the Culinary Institute of America.” But it’s not just about cookbooks, Erin's commercial styling can be seen in the grocery aisles with the likes of Safeway Select.
Today, she takes her deep knowledge and understanding of how to pair ingredients for the ultimate dish and couples it with an imaginative, creative artistry to create the ultimate “look.”