Meet Our New Chef

Here at Sapporo, we are excited to announce the hiring of our new executive chef, Eric. We are proud and overjoyed to have such an exceptional chef added to our team, and we know you will be too! Eric leading our kitchen teams, where he is looking forward to bringing a new edge to our delicious selection of fresh foods.

To inform you more on the newest member of the Sapporo family, we thought we would share all you need to know about this wonderful chef.

New chef at Sapporo

Background and Inspiration

With many great chefs, there’s a story behind what inspired them to pursue such a career path. Eric’s story was simple: he grew up in a family of artists and chefs and was surrounded by the passion and knowledge of great foods. You could say it was in his genes.

It’s difficult for many chefs to stand out from the rest, but this is a feat Eric has overcome. What makes him different is his ability to think outside the box and go that one step further than others around him. This is one of the reasons we are so excited to bring him onboard – and you will be able to benefit from this skill too!

Valuable Experience

At Sapporo, we hand-pick our highly experienced chefs, and Eric was no different with his impressive achievements. For 12 years, he lived in Cyprus, working at Nippon. During his first 6 months, he started as the sous chef but quickly rose above this role, becoming the head chef for 10 years. In his time there, he became an award-winning chef, winning numerous Time Out eating awards.

Adding to his already impressive collection, Nippon won the award as the Best Japanese and Asian restaurant for four consecutive years with Eric as head chef!

Many great chefs create their own signature dishes, becoming what they are known for. Eric has created many variations, from starters to mains to desserts. One of his personal favourites is his grilled lobster with yuzu butter soy sauce, which is delicious! By keeping it simple and respecting ingredients, you can create something magical.

The most enjoyable aspect of being a chef is seeing your guests leave satisfied and incredibly happy, showing you have achieved something great. That is what we aim to do for all our guests.

Ready for the Challenge

Starting a new role can be a daunting and intimidating task, but Eric is ready to impress. He has so much potential to offer Sapporo, from menu upgrades to bringing his open-minded ideas. Eric has the three aspects he believes make a great chef: passion, respect and organisation. We can’t wait to see what he brings to his new role and how he will respond to the challenge of working at our popular restaurants.

If you would like to enjoy a unique dining experience with delicious Japanese cuisine cooked by our incredible chefs, book a table with us today at one of our Japanese restaurants in Liverpool or Manchester. We look forward to welcoming you to a true and memorable Japanese experience.