I am Tolu Eros popularly known as Chef Eros; I earned a BSc. (Honors) degree in International Business Management from the University of Wolverhampton in 2009 and opened my first restaurant, La Saison in the same year at the age of 21. I am the founder and CEO of the Cookie Jar Bakery and Executive Chef of Eros & Gourmet Foods. I am also the brand ambassador for Shoprite Nigeria and the 1st West African Chef Ambassador for the German premium home appliance brand, Miele. At the age of 19, I took my first job at a restaurant in the UK. This singular act unknowingly started what would become my life's passion. My love affair with the finer things in life, quality food superbly presented, excellent wine and extraordinary people has led me thus far on a journey where I have consistently catered for individuals who enjoy the indulgence.

In recent past, I have been featured on CNN Africa as the next big thing to watch and was also in Forbes as the man who knows what billionaires eat for lunch. This has earned me the moniker "The Billionaires' Chef", some of whom are Chief Mike Adenuga, Founder and Chairman of Globacom and Conoil, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Founder and Chairman of 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 and attention to detail. My cooking style fuses indigenous ingredients and French cooking methods. You can always hear me say "Eros is the god of love and my love is food".



Eros & Gourmet's bespoke menus constantly deliver an unforgettable culinary experience. Concurrently, Cookie Jar Bakery specializes in decadent desserts intended to delight the taste buds. I recently consolidated all my brands and businesses under an umbrella body ILÉEROS (House of Eros) located in Lekki phase 1. I have partnered with high profile organizations and brands such as Maggi Nigeria, Google, Dinner En Blanc and Johnny Walker whose visions aligned with mine, bringing luxury to life.