In 2003, Chef Eric officially 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 own 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’m extremely satisfied with Chef Eric’s Class. It’s a great school with great classes and you could learn so much from listening to Chef Eric.
Marilyn Hernandez- Master Baking Program Student
I had a wonderful Culinary experience. I learned many new techniques as well as the order in which to prepare each dish. The intimacy of the classroom allows one to ask many questions.
Ann Marie Spinelli, Culinary Chef I Graduate, Home Chef
I had a great time in your class Eric. You’re a terrific teacher- patient, knowledgeable and fun. I plan on taking another class soon.
James Fragipane - Culinary Basics Student
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
Thank you Chef. Once again you truly amazed and dazzled us. Marilyn and I learned so much on Friday night. Not just new recipes, but new techniques and skills. It truly is the details that count. Thank you so much for the education and a wonderful evening.
Larry and Marilyn Acord, Couples, Sauces, Thanksgiving
CHEF ERIC‘s instruction and encouragement helped me embark on a new career path. I began training at the Culinary Institute of America and am thrilled with my decision.
Tim Costner, Culinary Institute of America 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
Having spent years enjoying recreational cooking I was quite excited to attend your classes recently. The food was exceptional. You made great tasting food preparation and cooking fun and accessible to everyone there and more importantly, confident enough to know that they could do this again at home. The class format and pairings make this an ideal activity for client dinners. I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to spend an evening than preparing and enjoying a gourmet meal with friends and c…
Mark Robinson, Julien J. Studley, Inc., Team Building Event
Chef Eric’s Master Chef Program takes the “scary” away from the kitchen,leaving the fun, skills, and more importantly, the great food to enjoy!
Ricardo Oliver, Master Chef Program Graduate
Chef Eric runs a great “Culinary Basics” class series. He makes the experience of learning to cook fun and interesting. Anyone interested in learning to cook will come out of this series much more confident about his or her cooking skills. I am looking forward to the next series!