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.
Chef Eric is an excellent instructor. His diligence and patient demeanor make learning super fun. I wasn’t afraid to ask questions or to even make a mistake. I knew Chef Eric would help steer me back on track.
Erica Thurlow, Master Chef Program Graduate
….. Chef Eric re-sparked my interest in baking and reminded me how much fun baking can be…
Bronte Cox, Master Baking Program Graduate
Dear Chef Eric and Jennie: Thank you so very much for an amazing time at your Culinary Classroom. Tyler and I are definitely ‘novices’ when it come to cooking, and you were able to help us prepare a great meal AND one we can prepare at home! After the class we quickly ran to register for some nice knives, pots and pans and pasta maker! Thanks again for the great evening and your hospitality. Look forward to taking more classes in the future! Lindsay and Tyler
Lindsay Fujinaka and Tyler Graham, Couples Date Night Class
Thank you so much for the wonderful cooking event! Everyone had a great time and we will definitely be telling our other colleagues about your cooking classroom for future team building events.
Ali Malinchak, Netflix Inc., Team Building Event
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’d like to thank you for such a wonderful class. Both, Paul and I, not only learned so much, but had a great time. I felt so inspired to really try cooking again, for just the love of it. I even made a delicious potato leek soup today- using your very clever way of cutting onions. It was perfect! Back to the class- your recipes were great, your crew is great, and you are wonderful. We look forward to the next class with you.
Cindy and Paul Mattson, Couples Date Night Class
I wanted to thank you for hosting my 40th birthday party. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot. I also wanted to thank you for the great CIA book, I was reading it this morning and not only does it have a lot of great recipes but its very informative as well. That was a very nice gesture on your part, thank you very much. I will be sure to tell all my friends about your school and please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. I look forward to the next time when I can take ano…
Andrew To, Private Birthday Party
Dear Chef Eric and your wonderful staff, Thank you for making BSF Santa Monica Office’s first holiday party such a success! Everyone had a fantastic time and we all went away learning something new. Thank you again and happy new year! Sincerely, Vanessa Le
Vanessa Le, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, Team Building Event / Holiday Party
I just want to say how much I have enjoyed this program, how much I have learned! My confidence in the kitchen has grown and the entire experience has deepened my love for cooking. Who says you can’t teach old dogs new tricks! Thanks to you both.
Eleanor A., Master Chef Program Graduate
Chef Eric is a dynamic instructor who is always on his toes and willing to help and think outside the box. I had a great time trying new things!