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.
With the skills Chef Eric taught me, I have ventured into the world of private chef-ing. I have been working with the same client. I travel with him and it is absolutely a fantastic career. Thank you!
Stephanie Goldfarb, Master Chef Graduate
Really great place to learn how to cook! Whether you’re just on a date night, or want to get your skills in the kitchen up, or change careers, Chef Eric has you covered! He’s really great with managing an entire room of various-skilled individual strangers. Even when someone asks a question that, let’s just say, shows their lack of skill, Chef Eric is always 100% positive, patient, and reassuring. This could sound like a paid advertisement if I keep going, but believe me, I am speaking only the …
Louis Tanguay, Culinary Basics Student
Growing up Italian, cooking has always been a part of my life. While hosting and cooking for several of my own dinner parties, several people suggested I start my own business which got me to thinking-yes, I can do this! I looked around for a good professional program and Chef Eric Crowley’s Master Chef program seemed like the best. I audited a class and in just a few hours, I learned more than I ever knew before! At the beginning of each class is a demo of what you are going to be cooking, com…
Michele Deveney, Master Chef Program Graduate
Thanks again for a great class last month. The techniques I learned in your Knife Skills class have really bumped my cooking up a few notches. I’m amazed at the difference it’s made. Prepping is easier & everything looks so much better too. I had to do a fine dice of carrots, onions, bell peppers & scallions that I would have dragged my food processor down for but not this time. I did it all by hand & the result was so much better (& gratifying). Thought you’d want to know-
Elise Libnic, Knife Skills Class
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
To one of the most awesome chefs and instructors out there!!!
Kelly Rugely, Master Chef Program Graduate
As someone who longs to have the culinary prowess to create great dishes I have finally found the way! Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom is exactly what I needed. With zero background in the kitchen I needed to start from scratch. I needed a class where I could learn the basics about everything necessary to become a competent Chef. Chef Eric fit the bill and I have not been disappointed yet.The Culinary Classroom provides a great learning environment where I am able to feel comfortable and l…
Andrew N., Master Chef Program Graduate
I love the hands-on instruction and how much we are able to accomplish in a few hours….. I have become much more adventurous in my baking…
Jacquelyn Cruse, Master Baking Program Graduate
SaMiah had such a wonderful experience at Chef Eric’s Culinary Academy, she didn’t want it to end. I was amazed at all of the dishes they made each day in the amount of time given! Everything tastes great. We are so thankful to you for allowing her that experience. SaMiah is greatly considering the culinary arts as her future career. She does lots of cooking and helping in the kitchen at home as well. Thank You!
SaMiah, Children's Culinary Academy Graduate, CoachArt Student
I currently work for a Spanish Catering Company were we specialize in paellas and sell imported goods from Spain at the Studio City Farmers Market were we cook with local and organic vegetables. I attended a high school Culinary Competition through C-Cap -Careers in the Culinary Arts Program and received a scholarship to Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom. Attending Chef Eric’s help me gain the tools and confidence to pursue further education in the culinary career baking and pastries as well. Now I…
Kimberly Mota, Master Chef Program Graduate, C-Cap Scholarship Recipient