Crown Room

the crown room

Our Chefs

Chef Eric Smith

chef eric smith

Chef Eric Smith is a graduate of the Coach House Culinary apprenticeship. Following graduation, he spent 13 years in Chicago working under multiple James Beard award winning chefs and ultimately launching his own restaurant concepts.

Chef Eric returned to the OKC culinary scene a decade ago and is currently executive chef and managing partner of Crown Room and Pachinko Parlor. Smith is also a member of the ownership group of VZDs.

Chef Gabriel Lewis

private chef

Chef Gabe LLC

Starting at a young age, Gabriel Lewis began cooking and understanding the art of food. He spent his free time throughout the course of his teenage years in the kitchen, learning from his mother Lisa, Aunt Gertrude and Grandmother Valerie cooking different proteins and testing different flavor combinations.

His hard work paid off when he earned his place in the top seven of the hit T.V show MasterChef. Under the
guidance of the judges, Aaron Sanchez, Christina Tosi and Gordon Ramsay, his cooking flourished. He earned a culinary arts opportunity paid for by Gordon Ramsay.

He currently operates as a private chef under his own Chef Gabe LLC, winning Best Chef 2019 in his hometown of OKC. Gabriel maintains clients across the country such as Jamie Siminoff (Founder of Ring), Lane Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles, Crafting dishes to his clients preferences and dietary restrictions.

He also creates food content showcasing his work using different food brands with his photographer/ sister Diyahna Lewis. Together they have cooked up a great social media following on Instagram and Tiktok all while showing people how to create chef-worthy dishes. Currently, he is featured in a national commercial with Iron Chef Cat Cora for Ring alarm systems and on the 12th season of MasterChef titled Back to Win!