In 2003, Chef Eric opened his Los Angeles Cooking School as a place where aspiring cooks, chefs, bakers, and pastry chefs of all skill levels could find challenging and rewarding classes to suit their needs and elevate their love of cooking and baking. Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom offers a wide range of recreational and professional classes, with a calendar that is constantly updated to reflect current gastronomic trends and the needs of its customers.
With an emphasis on hands-on learning in an intimate environment, Chef Eric takes great pride in patiently focusing on each of his students to motivate them to reach their goals and develop superb culinary skills. His humble attitude and ability to intently listen and provide encouraging feedback promotes a cohesive and productive learning environment. Chef Eric’s students include successful restaurant owners, professional chefs, caterers, personal chefs, home chefs, beginning cooks and children. Come to his West Los Angeles kitchen to enjoy his knowledgeable and welcoming style of teaching.
“People can derive a great deal from the art of cooking. The ultimate reward for me is seeing the sense of confidence and pure joy that my students experience when they master the life skill of cooking through my instruction, and to help other chefs follow in my footsteps and create their own businesses and careers,” Chef Eric.
I’d developed a flair for Baking, and used to do tons of it at home. I was looking at doing some professional Baking courses when I came across Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom Master Baking Program. I’m glad I chose this program as the course was really detailed and focused on the right techniques and helped me fine tune my Baking. Since then I’ve moved to Bangalore, India, however I’ve kept in contact with Chef Eric and he still helps me answer my Baking queries.
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.
Earl Martin, Master Chef Program Graduate
CHEF ERIC gave me the tools I needed to become a successful full-event caterer.
Chef Bill Blackburn, Owner of Catering by Ashley www.cateringbyashley.com
I just want to thank you for the excellent YouTube videos you have online. They’re to the point, and the camera shots are close enough so the viewer can really see what you are talking about and how to do something correctly. And it really helps that you don’t rush through things. For example: after watching your video, “How to Debone a Chicken Breast” – anyone could do it.Thanks again for everything that you do. Your work really encourages those of us who are learning some of what it takes t…
Dave King, YouTube Viewer
Having the most fun and excellent learning experience attending your class. I am really enjoying it. Every time I get a chance to apply what I learned from school, I have my husband and friends as my fans. And you know what they said, [my cooking] tastes really like the food prepared by a professional chef!
Luisita Ayala, Master Chef Program Graduate
I have really enjoyed the Basic Skills Class. It was very instructive, fun and a great way to ‘cook with new friends.’ I have learned how to properly chop, use knives and many other skills we take for granted. I can’t wait for my next class.
Sharyn Powell, Culinary Basics Series Graduate
I am very happy that I was part of Chef Eric’s baking classes…….He inspired me a lot and I am truly thankful that I started my cooking journey from his classroom.
Padma Pinnamraju- Master Baking Program Graduate
I’m really enjoying the class. I look forward to going every time. Since I’ve signed up for the class and met with you the first time, my life has changed to a direction I never thought it could. I feel like I’m living in my dream for the first time in my life. I feel confident, excited and in love with all the baking that I do. It’s a joy to see all those smiles from my family and friends when I give them all the sweets that I make. I’ve been hearing, “thank you, Grace that was really delicious…
Grace Lee, Master Baking Program Graduate
To one of the most awesome chefs and instructors out there!!!
Kelly Rugely, Master Chef Program Graduate
Facing a layoff after a decade at Walt Disney Feature Animation, I realized it was now or never to pursue my passion for the culinary arts. I actually took my first class from Chef Eric through a different program before he launched his own business. So impressed with his skills and knowledge, the minute I learned he had opened up Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom I signed on the dotted line and took his culinary certificate program! It has been 10 years, yet every day I use the tools and experien…
Chef Richard Rocha, Bulls Eye Baking Co., Master Chef Program Graduate