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 just wanted thank you and Chef Eric for a very enjoyable and memorable experience. Everybody had a great time. Steve was thrilled! Don’t be surprised if you see him at future classes. You were so helpful and very responsive to all my requests. Thanks again.
Vincent Slade, Private Party Event
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
Thank you for being a FANTASTIC teacher! I had a great time in your Monday night, 4 week cooking class and learned a lot. Your personality and wealth of knowledge helped both me and my classmates expand our cooking skills when we were far out of our comfort range. I made the meatloaf dish last night and it turned out great! You have boosted my cooking confidence and encouraged me to cook more. I hope to take future classes at Chef Eric’s in the future.
Nicole Mariella, Culinary Basics Series Graduate
….. Chef Eric re-sparked my interest in baking and reminded me how much fun baking can be…
Bronte Cox, Master Baking Program Graduate
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
I want to thank you for a wonderful experience you gave my daughter, Sophia. She really was inspired. She will be cooking for a group of adults and is not at all worried! Thank you for your hard work and graciousness!
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
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
Chef Eric and his staff are incredibly knowledgeable; the class layout was well-organized, the ingredients top notch and the recipes delicious!
Jacquelyn Richey – Master Chef Graduate, Home Chef
This is the most fun I have had in years. Chef Eric is a terrific instructor. I have taken several of his classes and courses and keep coming back for more.
Martin Fox, Knife Skills Class and Culinary Basics Graduate