Chef Eric Scholtes

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

Instructor Eric Scholtes
Location: Austin, Texas
Favorite Dish: Tacos of any kind


Chef Eric Scholtes has worked for over 20 years in the culinary industry, including holding several Executive Chef positions.

In past lives, he was part owner of Dream Trucks of Austin, and at one point had his own computer repair business. In his free time, he has built low-income housing for bees displaced by climate change.

Chef Eric is especially passionate about technique when it comes to BBQ and tacos, which aren’t just cheap trailer food. He enjoys watching the progress students make through the block and from week to week.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • Certified Food Manager

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Chef - 3M Center, Austin, TX
  • Banquet Chef - Avery Ranch and Tera Vista, Austin, TX
  • Executive Chef - Sunshine Retirement, Austin, TX
  • Director of Dining - Poets Walk, Cedar Park, TX
  • Banquet Chef - Balcones Country Club, Austin, TX
  • Head Chef - Forest Creek Golf Club, Round Rock, TX
  • Kitchen Lead - Carino's Italian Kitchen
  • Lead Expo - Oasis Cantina, Lakeway, TX


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts, Texas Culinary Academy, Austin, TX

Special Interests

Hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and Dad-ing.

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