Steve Eakins

Executive Chef, Tribeca

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Steve’s love for cooking began when his mother and grandmother shared their Italian traditions with him in the kitchen. The joy that food brought his family around the table ignited his passion to work in local restaurants in high school and eventually inspired him to apply to culinary school. He’s worked in kitchens from the Central Park Boathouse to Danny Meyers’ Maialino. He came to Benchmarc in 2011 as Sous Chef at Ditch Plains (Upper West Side), worked his way up to Executive Chef and moved on to hold the same position at Landmarc. Steve opened the kitchen at Kingside as chef di cuisine and he is thrilled for this next chapter in his career to unfold back to his roots as Executive Chef at Landmarc Tribeca.


25 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Eakins

  1. I’m deathly afraid of heights.
  2. Theme parks really freak me out.
  3. My uncle was a pitcher for the Yankees.
  4. My middle name is John.
  5. I’ve always wanted to be called SJ – Like DJ or EJ or AJ. But my mother unfortunately always referred to me as Steven John.
  6. My younger brother Kyle is also a chef in Manhattan.
  7. I’m a huge Buffalo Bills Fan. Actually, I’m a total sports geek.
  8. I love candy.
  9. I also love cereal.
  10. I competed on CHOPPED.
  11. When I was a junior in high school I went to Woodstock…’99.
  12. My favorite city is New Orleans.
  13. I am secretly a sneaker head.
  14. I don’t drink brown soda, but I love orange and grape soda.
  15. I enjoy a good manicure and pedicure.
  16. I have to stop myself from dancing while walking to work with my headphones on.
  17. I once worked in an ice factory, cleaning up the ice.
  18. I’m a total homebody.
  19. I play in a New York City men’s soccer league.
  20. I’ve seen Goodfellas more than 50 times.
  21. I write and eat with my right hand, but I throw with my left.
  22. I hope to one day be in a music video.
  23. I can’t resist a good B.L.T.
  24. I usually have trouble sleeping.
  25. I don’t like talking about myself.