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.
Dear Chef Eric and Jennie: Thank you for a wonderful class to celebrate my birthday! Ever since my first cooking class there, I’ve wanted to have a private party. It was worth the wait! Everyone had a tremendous time! I look forward to future classes. Sincerely, JoeBob
JoeBob Smith, Private Party Event
Thanks for a great 4 week course! I’m really jazzed up about cooking now – can’t wait to get out there and buy a pasta making machine to crank out the linguini!
Jhemon Lee, Culinary Basics Series Graduate
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.
Lucas had so much fun. The first day I picked him up from cooking he had a huge smile on his face. He said mom, I love the class!
I enjoyed my experience at cooking school very much and I enjoyed making dishes that I had never heard of before. I also enjoyed learning different tricks to help with cooking a specific dish.
John Young, Children's Culinary Academy Graduate
We were celebrating our one-year anniversary and it was the perfect choice. Food was delicious. Would do it again!
Franz Garcia-Chon, Couples Romantic Cooking #2 Class
Dear Chef Eric and Everybody at Culinary Classroom: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! My daughter Emma LOVES your class!!!
Nora Mackey Encinas, Children's Culinary Academy Mother
Thanks to CHEF ERIC’s CULINARY CLASSROOM and his Culinary Chef series, I was able to gain the confidence to pursue a new career. If you’re thinking about taking a class (professionally or recreationally), don’t wait!
Michael Davis – Frontrunner Restaurant – Music Menu Catering, Master Chef Graduate
Chef Eric and Staff~ Thank you so much for the class Larry and I took.We talked about it the whole weekend. You and your staff are so very special and I cannot wait to take another class from you. I just wanted to say thank you from the two of us.
Patricia and Larry Scott, Pies and Tarts Class
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.