About Me


Eric Branger


The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles and the JW Marriott LA Live

Restaurant Address

900 west Olympic blvd


Los Angeles


CA , 90015



Professional Experience

executive chef
the ritz-carlton los angeles and JW marriott la live                               Los angeles, CA
09/2009 – Present
Oversee all food operation in both brands including 120,000 sq² meeting space, five food and beverage outlets and third party restaurant.  Total of 30M + food revenue

executive chef
the ritz-carlton dubai                                                                                                       Dubai, UAE
09/2008 – 09/2009
Oversee all food operation including 25,000 sq² indoor and outdoor meeting space, four food and three food and beverage outlets.

executive chef
the ritz-carlton rancho mirage                                                                  rancho mirage, CA
09/2007 – 09/2008
Oversee the reopening phase of the hotel.

executive chef
the ritz-carlton central park                                                                                  new york, NY
10/2005 – 09/2007
Oversee all food operation, including the opening of third party restaurant “BLT Market”
Hotel Rating:  5-Star, 5-Diamond

executive chef
the ritz-carlton new orleans                                                                            new orleans, lA
10/2000 – 09/2005
Oversee all food operation including 70,000 sq² meeting space and four food outlets.
Hotel Rating: 5-Diamond

interim executive chef
the ritz-carlton kapalua                                                                                                 kapalua, hi
11/2000 – 02/2001
Oversee all food operation including 80,000 sq² indoor and outdoor meeting space and five food outlets.

executive chef
the ritz-carlton atlanta                                                                                                atlanta, gA
04/1998 – 09/2000
Oversee all food operation including 35,000 sq² meeting space, large offsite catering functions, two food outlets, and redevelopment for the new restaurant concept for the Atlanta Grill.
Hotel Rating: 5-Diamond

executive sous chef/Dining room chef
the ritz-carlton rancho mirage                                                                  rancho mirage, ca
09/1995 – 04/1998
Oversee all food operation including 35,000 sq² indoor and outdoor meeting space and three food outlets.

la brasserie francaise                                                                                         san francisco, CA
05/1993 – 09/1995
Oversee all food operation in a 350 seats restaurant.

chef de cuisine
l’olivier restaurant                                                                                             san francisco, ca
09/1987 – 05/1993
Oversee lunch and dinner operation, private functions, and offsite caterings.

chef de cuisine
la vendee restaurant                                                                                          captiva island, fl
06/1985 – 09/1987
Oversee two restaurants; one casual French dining and one fine dining operation.

chef de partie
restaurant paul bocuse/3 michelin stars                                                             lyon, france
08/1982 – 06/1985
Pastry chef / chef garde-manger / chef saucier / sous chef
Oversee kitchen operation, traveled internationally and apprentice under the well acclaimed Chef Paul Bocuse.

first commis
la voile d’or hotel/2 michelin stars                                             st jean cap ferrat, france
02/1982 – 08/1982
Oversee saucier operation for lunch and dinner.

army chef for general tyson
                                                                                                                                                paris, france
02/1981 – 02/1982
Personal chef for General family and private event in house.

first commis
grand hotel/2 michelin stars                                                         st jean cap ferrat, france
04/1980 – 02/1981
Worked in a high volume, fine dining restaurant.

openting team

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage
Edition Miami Beach
The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto,  Canada
Edition Waikiki, Hawaii
The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou, China
The Ritz-Carlton Beijing
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Florida, USA
The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas, Virgin Island


The Ritz-Carlton Puerto Rico, 2 months
The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Beijing, 2 months
The Ritz-Carlton, New-York Central Park, 1 month
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC, 2 month
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, Turkey, 2 months
Take over Nile hotel , Cairo, Egypt, 7 months