Eric Sze is the Chef & Owner of 886, a Taiwanese restaurant on St. Marks Place in NYC. The name is an homage to Taiwan's country code, +886. It's a restaurant that celebrates Taiwanese culture and showcases a roster of dishes that Eric grew up with in Taiwan.
From turning down a full-time job offer in operations from David Chang's Momofuku restaurant group to starting his own food delivery start-up, Scallion Foods ― Eric has come a long way in his culinary career.
In this episode, we share insights into growing up in Taiwan and how a class at NYU inspired Eric to dive further into his Taiwanese roots that has now manifested into a successful restaurant in Manhattan.