Competition

Local chef represents in New Orleans

Bald Headed Bistro Executive Chef Eric Fulkerson recently returned from the competition of a lifetime in New Orleans, where he was a part of the prestigious Chef’s Taste Challenge.

“It was incredibly exciting because I was going against the best of the best and we were all using farm-to-table ingredients for hundreds of people,” said Fulkerson, who will celebrate his fourth year at the Bistro in October. “Just to be invited was a huge deal because it’s only the top 10 chefs. I applied in March and never heard anything and then one day the phone rang and – wow!”

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Cast Iron Cook Off Featured Chef: Eric Fulkerson

Chattanooga Market’s annual Cast Iron Cook Off features our city’s most prominent and rising chefs. It’s a chance to watch live as they create culinary delights for a panel of judges, using fresh ingredients right from the local farmers. Come back daily to see the competing chefs. A previous Winner of FiveStar Food Fight, Chef Eric Fulkerson returns this year to Cast Iron Cook Off. Fulkerson is the Executive Chef at Bald Headed Bistro, the area’s only “Western” themed dining experience. He previously served in the same role at the Reynolds Plantation in Georgia, where he once made lunch for former First Lady,...

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Bald Headed Bistro chef competes in Southern Wing Showdown

 Chef Eric Fulkerson grew up in Knoxville in a family who loved to cook. "I grew up around the dinner table," he says.His first teenage job was as a morning prep cook at his local Red Lobster. But Fulkerson, now executive chef at Cleveland's Bald Headed Bistro, took his love of food and cooking to a new level when he entered Johnson & Wales culinary school in Charleston, S.C. Now, at age 45, his resume is a culinary road map of places around the South where he's made his mark, most recently at the famed James Beard House in New...

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