Chef Eric Wells is a personal chef, caterer and culinary instructor. His company, Skye LaRae’s Culinary Services, began in 2004. He was the first African American graduate of The International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute in Chesterland, Ohio in 2004.

Chef Wells specializes in preparing intimate dinners for two. He prepares romantic, 6-course meals in the comforts of couples’ home. He provides everything to make the romantic evening complete: from the freshest and most flavorful ingredients to designer China, a linen tablecloth and napkins, fresh flowers and candles. Chef Wells also uses his own restaurant quality cookware to ensure flawless food preparation. And, he totally cleans the kitchen after the event! So, his service is like having an upscale restaurant in your dining room.

Chef Wells also teaches cooking classes. He has been a culinary instructor at Cornucopia at Bridgeport Place in the Garden Valley neighborhood of Cleveland since it opened in 2012. He has also taught classes at the Western Reserve School of Cooking, the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking and Sur La Table. Chef Wells teaches recreational cooking classes in homes. Great for dinner parties, the classes focus on a particular region and its cuisine. He also taught culinary classes for Virginia Marti College of Art and Design.

Chef Wells has appeared on Food Request Live on Fox 8 and WEWS Newsnet 5 in Cleveland over four dozen times. He has also appeared on “Help I Need a Makeover” and “Another Look” on Northeast Ohio’s Time Warner cable channel 21. Recently, he has had articles in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and radio interviews on WERE 1490 AM and WELW 1330 AM. He was also a monthly contributor to the Talk of Cleveland magazine.

Chef Wells was also the Executive Chef of Ligali’s Bistro, a restaurant located in the Historic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland.

Chef Wells has also been involved in many charitable events, including fundraisers for The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland, Sickle Cell Anemia Association, MOTTEP, Harvest for Hunger and relief for Hurricane Katrina victims.

Chef Wells is a strong advocate for healthy eating, especially for America’s youth. Chef Wells has also been involved with several organizations in the Greater Cleveland area that support local, sustainable farmers and markets.