Meet    THE TEAM

Eat Seattle, based in Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market, offers chef guided food tours; highlighting the best local artisans, telling their stories and uncovering this special community.

Led by founder and Cordon Bleu Paris graduate, Chef Liz Philpot, we are a team of chefs passionate about uniting both travelers and locals alike, tasting and learning about seasonal food and the vendors of Pike Place Market. Our chefs inspire and entertain as you explore the market and nibble on freshly prepared snacks along the way.


Chef Liz, is a classically trained chef from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and has spent the last 15 years perfecting her craft. Just as important to her time spent in the kitchen, is her time spent understanding where ingredients come from in their natural environment. The perfect meal starts outside of the kitchen; from the conditions in which the ingredients are raised and treated to the preparation. Using the freshest, sustainable products is essential to maximizing flavor. Once the ingredients are in her hands she focuses on proper seasoning, temperature and complimentary flavor-profiles to enhance her dishes. Creating delicious food is Liz’s outlet to inspire others by opening up their minds to new possibilities in the kitchen.


It was John’s Italian Father who sparked his interested at a young age in the culinary field. As an artist and musician, food was John’s outlet for creativity. He naturally fell in love with the fresh ingredients and artistic life of the market and has been part of the family since 1989. His professional background is in Italian food and NW cuisine using the local produce and proteins of the area. He has run a professional kitchen, made pasta in restaurants and started his own dinner party club called Food Tribe.


Chef Eric grew up with frequent family trips to Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. His love of public markets was established from an early age and he found his calling leading food tours around Eastern Market and other historic neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Eric moved to Seattle and quickly learned the local history while leading Bill Spiedel’s Underground Tour and immersing himself in Pike Place Market with the guidance of Liz and the Eat Seattle chefs. He honed his culinary experience at several downtown restaurants, including pastry responsibilities at The Pink Door and Purple Cafe and Wine Bar. Eric embraces his market guide experience and the relationships with local artisans he’s cultivated as a member of the Eat Seattle team to enhance his cooking classes and all his culinary pursuits. When he isn’t leading “Team Eric” through a signature market tour experience, he is baking pastries and breads at Sabine Cafe and Market in Ballard.

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