The Cooks' House
The Cooks' House restaurant was opened to celebrate the bounty of agriculture and artisan made products that are found in Northern Michigan. It is our mission to use, promote and celebrate local sustainable foods. We invite you to join us and taste the difference that comes from practicing a field to plate philosophy. Come with us and experience how much better food can taste when made from products that come from the farmers, growers, and artisans who call Michigan home.
Eric Patterson is current co-chef and co-owner of The Cooks’ House in Traverse City. Patterson spent much of the last fifteen years at Andre's, Las Vegas' Michelin-starred French restaurant, including a three-year apprenticeship under Andre. At the end of his Vegas tenure, Patterson was Andre's head chef. He currently lives in Traverse City with his wife Theresa and their three sons. He has authored one cookbook with Chef Jennifer Blakeslee
Jennifer Blakeslee is current co-chef and co-owner of The Cooks’ House in Traverse City. She is a Traverse City native and culinary school graduate from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University. Blakeslee addressed her travel itch by taking chef positions in Italy, Mexico, and India earlier in her career. She spent three years working at the Michelin-starred Las Vegas restaurant, Andre's, with Eric Patterson her current business partner. She lives in Traverse City with her daughter Abbie. She has authored one cookbook with Chef Eric Patterson.
Check out Eric and Jen's recipe for Pork belly / warm potato – oyster mushroom salad, and extra old sherry vinegar here!
Our Blīcher Creatures also have a cook book "Cooks' House: the art and soul of local, sustainable cuisine" available here!