HEAD COOK: David Skinner
COMPETITION: World Chef Challenge
Eculent dispenses with the traditional dining norms to deliver a complete sensory and imaginative culinary experience. Chef David Christopher Skinner takes guests on a gastronomic journey utilizing unusual flavor combinations, scents, textures, sights, and even sounds to tell intriguing and complex stories with food.
The first restaurant in the United States to create a fully immersive multi-sensory dining experience, eculent combines food with state-of-the-art technologies to create a custom atmosphere and ambiance for each course.
Chef Skinner describes eculent’s cuisine as modern farm-to-table. Which means using only the freshest local ingredients prepared using the most modern techniques available. Many of the techniques and preparations used have been developed and tested at eculent’s fully equipped food lab.
Skinner’s style is assertive as he approaches each dish and component with a creative unbiased view and is focused on getting the most flavor and depth out of each ingredient. Guests often use words like imaginative, awe-inspiring, wonderful, amazing, and brilliant to describe the taste and presentation of Chef Skinner’s dishes.