My name is Tolu, but everyone calls me Eros. I am the founder, CEO and Executive Chef at Chef Eros and Companies. My Journey as a chef started at the age of 19, when I took my first job at a restaurant in the UK. This singular act unknowingly started what would become my life's passion. When I turned 21, I joined forces with my mother and a partner to start my first culinary project – a small café and restaurant in Ikoyi, Lagos called La Saison. Now, I am the founder and CEO of the Cookie Jar Bakery, Executive Chef of Eros & Gourmet Foods and Founder and Executive Chef of one of the first chef owned Gourmet Nigerian restaurant, iLÉ EROS, a polished casual restaurant that celebrates Nigerian Cuisine. My culinary repertoire, knowledge, easy-going manner and charisma has earned me features in some global media outlets such as CNN Africa as the next big thing to watch, and Forbes, as "the man who knows what billionaires eat for lunch". This has earned me the moniker "The Billionaires' Chef", some of whom are Dr. Mike Adenuga, Founder and Chairman of Globacom and Conoil, and Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Founder and Chairman of the Dangote Group. I have also had the opportunity to serve President Emmanuel Macron of France, Reverend TD Jakes, Lauryn Hill and many others.
My core competence is not just my passion for food or my ability to execute a beautiful meal, rather it also lies in my creativity, originality, ability to create a vibrant atmosphere and attention to detail. My cooking style fuses indigenous ingredients and French cooking methods. In my continuing quest for education and self-improvement, I travel extensively throughout Africa, Europe and North America studying restaurants, the art of cooking and their relation to culture. Come join me at my restaurant and let us take you on a culinary journey to a land of pure satisfaction. Stay update with me on my social media platform.
Eros & Gourmet's bespoke menus constantly deliver an unforgettable culinary experience. The Cookie Jar Bakery specializes in decadent desserts intended to delight the taste buds. Chef Eros recently consolidated all his brands and businesses under an umbrella body ILÉEROS (House of Eros) located in Lekki 1. Chef Eros has partnered with high profile organizations and brands such as Maggi Nigeria, Google, Dinner En Blanc and Johnny Walker whose visions align with his, bringing luxury to life.