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Eric Howard

Eric Howard

Partner, Gramercy Ale House, New York City Firefighter

Eric Howard is a New York City Firefighter assigned to Squad 18 in Manhattan, one of NYC’s 8 elite special operations Squad companies, he also is a partner at the Gramercy Ale House right here in Manhattan. Eric has competed on MasterChef  Season 7 in which he placed in the top 8. In 2019 Eric competed in Food Networks “Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge” a multi week competition in which he made it to the finale. Chef Eric has also been featured in FOX 5’s Good Day New York, Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show, along with a feature in both Family Circle and Rachael Ray Magazine. A proud father to Josie and husband to Olivia, Eric has much more up his sleeve, in the New York City restaurant scene.



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