About Us / Erin

Erin Kem, Sous Chef at R bistro in Indianapolis, is a Muncie native whose motivation for cooking began in her Mother's kitchen. After completing her degree at Ball State University, a year spent in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France inspired Erin to pursue a career in the culinary industry. In 2002 she earned a degree from the New England Culinary Institute in Essex Junction, Vermont. This training included an internship at the Schlosshotel-Lerbach in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany. Erin returned to Indiana and has since then worked at Tavola di Tosa with Chef Tony Hanslits and R bistro since 2004.

Since 2007, she has been a guest chef at Frasier's Gourmet in Fishers, teaching monthly cooking classes ranging from hors d'oeuvres to desserts to Thai to Quebecquoise to Middle Eastern cuisine.

Erin has been active in Slow Food Indy and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, an organization through which she received a scholarship to Scotland in 2010. Erin taught classes for Fraisers from 2007-2010 and now teaches monthly cooking classes, here at R Bistro.