A Kitchen Life Fulfilled

Chef Eric Fulkerson is living the culinary dream What could possibly drive an individual to choose a career that torturously provides long hours, meager wages, back aching work, and requires a decade of sacrifice before anyone even starts taking you seriously? The delectable aromas wafting from Chef Eric Fulkerson’s kitchen could answer that question all on their own. Since October of 2013, Chef Eric has acted as the executive chef of Cleveland’s Bald Headed Bistro. He has a long history in the kitchen. “I’ve never made money doing anything else besides cooking,” he says as we sit down to a...

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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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Follow the Bistro and Stay Up to Date!

Find out what’s happening at The Bald Headed Bistro! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Google+! Get the details on upcoming events and view exclusive Chef videos!  And, bookmark our Events Calendar to stay current on Chef Eric’s food competitions, new menu items, and exclusive special events!   Here are just some of our events this month: Wednesday September 6 : Big Green Egg Patio Cookout. Bring your friends and dine on the patio! September 7-11: Chef Eric and Sous Chef Sally compete in Chef’s Taste Challenge in New Orleans. Chef Eric was one of only...

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Side Orders: Salads area excellent spring treat

The following is an except from an article from the Times Free Press. Here's another idea from Chef Eric Fulkerson at Cleveland's Bald Headed Bistro. "It's a beautiful salad that's a very good way to have a small but filling meal," he says. Burrata Salad 2 ounces fresh English peas 4 ounces cherry tomatoes 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 4 basil leaves, chopped in chiffonade fashion 1 pinch sea salt 4 ounces burrata or fresh mozzarella cheese Basil oil 1/4 cup basil leaves 1 cup olive oil Make basil oil by removing stems from 1/4 cup basil leaves and blanching...

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