Eric Akis has been food writer for the Victoria Times Colonist since 1997. His recipe- and cooking-tip rich columns are published Sundays and Wednesdays.
Eric also works as a food consultant, providing services such as recipe development, food styling and food photography.
Prior to becoming a food writer and consultant, Eric had a successful professional culinary career, working 15 years as a certified chef and pastry chef in fine hotels, catering businesses, bustling restaurants and other food operations.
Eric is the creator of the Everyone Can Cook cookbook series, published by Whitecap Books, which has seven titles. In 2015, Appetite by Random House published his eighth book, The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook.
In 2014, Eric received an Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Victoria for his career achievements since attaining a Certificate in Business Administration from that university in 1996.