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Todd Erickson

Chef Todd Erickson boasts more than 10 years of experience garnered at esteemed restaurants across the United States. His creativity, "reckless abandon" and an obsessive attention to detail has been widely acclaimed by publications such as BlackBook, Business Insider, and Food Arts Magazine.
Haven's Gastro-Lounge
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
The Culinary Institute of America. Hyde Park, NY
BPS, Culinary Arts
Hector's on Henderson. Dallas, TX
Executive Chef
Tryst. Dallas, TX
Executive Chef
ChefToddErickson.com. Principal
Huahua Taco. Miami, FL
Executive Chef / Director of Food & Beverage
Haven South Beach. Miami, FL
Executive Chef / Director of Food & Beverage
Haven Hospitality Concepts. Miami, FL
Executive Chef / Director of Food & Beverage
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Menu development
Restaurants
Culinary skills
Event management
Hospitality
Food preparation
Training
Fine dining
Creative strategy
Marketing strategy
Food industry consulting
Restaurant concept development
Menu development
Recipe development
Food/menu costing
FOH management
BOH operations
Executive chef Todd Erickson embraces the concept of playing with your food, using innovative techniques and ingredients. Since Haven's opening in 2011, the gastro-lounge was one of the first of its kind in Miami, with Erickson at the helm breaking the barriers of conventional cooking.
GALLERY
VIDEO

  • Verizon 4G For Hunger (Miami) - Promotional Video - Crisp Video

  • Tigerchef TV Introduces Executive Chef Todd Erikson: Discover His Signature Ice Cream Recipe

  • Turn & Burn - The Social Chef

  • Todd Erickson / Huahua's Taqueria
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • The Miami Herald Restaurant Review: Very Good rating (3 stars) - 2011
  • Eater Miami "Hottest Chef" - 2012
  • Miami New Times honors Haven at number one spot on its list of "Miami's Top 5 Gastropubs" - 2012
  • Restaurant Management honors Haven on list of "20 Hottest Restaurants" - March 2012
  • Miami New Times, "Best Gastropub" - 2012
  • Competitor on ABC's "The Taste" - 2013
  • Snail of Approval People's Choice Award - 2013
  • Cooking Light's Dazzling & Delicious Award - 2013
  • Foodable Lab's #1 Social Chef 2013
  • Business Insiders List of "30 Sexiest Chefs Alive" No.9 - 2013
  • Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Co-Chair- 2014
  • Miami New Times "Iron Fork Competition" champion - July 2014
  • Slow Food's Snail of Approval "Judges Choice" winner - May 2014
  • Featured on the Cooking Channel's "Taco Trip with Aaron Sanchez" - May 2014
  • Food Network Magazine's "50 States Fifty Tacos. Florida's Best Taco" - May 2014
RAVE REVIEWS
"A very creative, unique young chef," in an interview with culinary personality Ingrid Hoffmann - April 2012
- Food Arts Magazine

"His menu is the perfect combination of reckless abandon and an obsessive attention to detail" - March 2012
- BlackBook

"Chef Todd Erickson's gastronomic smarts make this place more than just a kick-ass 21st century psychedelic lounge" - 2011
- Miami New Times Restaurant Review

Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
Miami, FL
United States

Haven Hospitality Concepts
Executive Chef / Director of Food & Beverage



A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Todd Erickson boasts more than 10 years of experience garnered at esteemed restaurants across the United States. He is the executive chef at Haven Gastro-Lounge, a critically acclaimed, high-tech restaurant in Miami Beach that serves fresh organic small plates and innovative cocktails. Erickson's passions for travel and regional cuisines are reflected in Haven's globally inspired, tapas-style menu, with dishes ranging from Duck Duck Quail sliders to liquid-nitrogen ice cream. Todd has been profiled in several publications, including BlackBook magazine, which said he exudes "reckless abandon mixed with obsessive attention to detail." In the past few years, Todd has received accolades from the Miami New Times, Food Arts, BlackBook, Restaurant Management magazine, Eater Miami and Johnson & Wales University, The Miami Herald, Miami magazine and Gourmet.