Chef Erin Gonzalez

Food Fanatics® Chef, Newport

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Chef Erin Gonzalez began her culinary career working in kitchens on the west coast – from Portland, OR to Los Angeles, CA, including a stint at Chef Josiah Citrin’s Michelin-starred Melisse Restaurant. Her pursuit of culinary knowledge and experience also took her to Mexico City’s vibrant restaurant scene and finally to Minneapolis-St Paul where she worked in numerous kitchens and led several projects. She has worked in diverse cuisine and restaurant types and headed up several restaurant-opening projects throughout her career. Since joining the US Foods family 14 years ago, Erin has worked in sales management and been a Restaurant Operations Consultant (ROC). As Food Fanatic Chef, Erin brings over 20 years of restaurant industry experience and a true passion for food and for helping US Foods customers make it!

Erin's Areas of Expertise

Menu Engineering and Design

Recipients of this badge are well-versed and skilled in all core elements of Menu Engineering including Menu Psychology and Design, Marketing Your Menu, and Implementing Menu Changes within an Operation.

US Foods Online

This badge is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency with all US Foods’ proprietary online tools including Menu Profit Pro™, US Foods Inventory, the US Foods Mobile App, Business Analytics Reporting, and the US Foods Ecommerce ordering platform.