Listen to Chef Eric’s December 4, 2004 appearance here. Eric Crowley owns Eric’s Culinary Kitchen cooking school. For more information, call 310-470-2640 or go online at CulinaryClassroom.com Cake Tips/Shortcuts Make as much ahead of time as you can Freeze the unfinished cakes wrapped several times in saran wrap for up to one month Some frostings can be up to one week ahead and refrigerated in a plastic container with Saran wrap pressed into the frosting…
Beverly Press/Park Labrea News February 12, 2004 Chef Eric Crowley studied at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, trained under European Master Chefs in Barcelona and Munich, and has taught culinary arts in Los Angeles since 1996. That impressive background is enough to intimidate any student who walks into his recently opened Culinary Classroom, but unlike the stereotypical image of the ranting mad chef demanding adulation for his creations, Crowley…
During the second week of the Master Chef Program, I explain why Stocks are so important in any kitchen, Professionally or at home. My students will start by preparing their Mirepoix-learning what it is and even discovering that almost every cuisine has a variation of it. Cooking the stock properly is vital. Here students learn the difference between a simmer and a boil and why a stock should never be…
It is always an exciting time for me. I start a new Master Chef Program and on Day 1, I find out what my students are wanting to achieve at the Culinary Classroom. One of my Students, Solange, is Brazilian and French. She has been cooking as a Private Chef for years. She knows that the knowledge I will give her during the next 18 weeks will make her a…
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In 2006, I began considering a new career in the culinary world and because I worked full-time in an office, I needed a program that was professional, personal, easily accessible and budget friendly. The Master Chef Program at Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom fit the bill! Chef Eric has a passion for instruction and I greatly benefited from his vast knowledge of cooking, as well as from his experiences as a professional chef in restaurants and catering. The course was extremely organized with well…
It was my first cooking class so I was a little unsure as to what to expect, however I was pleasantly surprised. It was a great experience. Not only did I learn a lot in the 2 1/2 hours I also got to enjoy eating the fruits of our labor…delicious! I’m definitely considering taking your Master Chef program. Thank you.
I was worried that I would be the slowest learner in the class but Chef Eric made me feel comfortable enough to ask any questions and I had a lot of fun in the class. I learned a lot of new tips.
CHEF ERIC gave me the tools I needed to become a successful full-event caterer.
It has been a pleasure attending the Master Chef Program with Chef Eric…the class has given me the confidence to keep pushing forward in the world of culinary. Chef Eric has been a wonderful teacher and chef.
I wanted to thank you and your staff for great hospitality and the wonderful day you provided for our group. We all had a great time and enjoyed the dishes we prepared. I will definitely recommend your place to my friends and clients for their events.
Chef Eric has more patience than anyone I’ve ever met. Great chef and instructor. Love this classroom.
I would recommend this course to anyone no matter your prior experience with cooking. Chef Eric is a very knowledgable instructor. The small class sizes make learning easy and effective.
I had a great time with all of you and thanks so much to Chef Eric for providing such a great learning environment and outstanding instruction.
I had a great time in your class Eric. You’re a terrific teacher- patient, knowledgable and fun. I plan on taking another class soon.