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.
This experience has far exceeded any expectations I had for the course.I’ve learned so much more than I would have thought. My confidence level has increased tremendously.
Dennis Goodine, Master Chef Program Graduate
Loved it! Instruction was great, I loved that we could keep the recipes, and Eric was funny. I’d recommend to anyone.
Dan Jacobs, Spanish Cuisine Cooking Class
CHEF ERIC was my first professional chef instructor in Culinary Chef I and I’ve been devoted ever since. Having recently finished Culinary Chef II and III, I am now doing radio spots and cooking demonstrations. My career goals are closer than ever and I couldn’t have done it without CHEF ERIC and his school.
Craig Smith, Culinary Chef I, II III Graduate, Home Chef, Cooking Demonstrator
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
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
First I have to say how much fun Dina and I had at your Chicken Connoisseur class this past Friday. What a great class and the food was incredible.
Teresa Vizcaino, Chicken Connoisseur Class
I simply loved my time in the Master Baking Program. I learned so much and had fun in every class. Chef Eric is a fantastic instructor. He’s very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and happily welcomes questions- no matter what they may be. I highly recommend The Culinary Classroom.
Brooke Babcock, Master Baking Program Graduate
The classes (both courses) were great, so informative and so much fun. Chef Eric has such a wealth of knowledge and such a great, encouraging way of teaching and supporting creativity …….
Dorit Teichman- Master Chef and Master Baking Program 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
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.