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’d developed a flair for Baking, and used to do tons of it at home. I was looking at doing some professional Baking courses when I came across Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom Master Baking Program. I’m glad I chose this program as the course was really detailed and focused on the right techniques and helped me fine tune my Baking. Since then I’ve moved to Bangalore, India, however I’ve kept in contact with Chef Eric and he still helps me answer my Baking queries.
It was my first cooking class so I was a little unsure as to what to expect, however I was pleasantly surprised. It was a great experience. Not only did I learn a lot in the 2 1/2 hours I also got to enjoy eating the fruits of our labor…delicious! I’m definitely considering taking your Master Chef program. Thank you.
Jayne Mair, Homemade Pasta and Sauces Class
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 and Staff~ Thank you so much for the class Larry and I took.We talked about it the whole weekend. You and your staff are so very special and I cannot wait to take another class from you. I just wanted to say thank you from the two of us.
Patricia and Larry Scott, Pies and Tarts Class
Chef Eric, I just wanted to say thank you for such a special Valentine’s Day cooking class. Chris and I had such a great time. Chris had never taken a cooking class before and he loved your class. It was such a nice break from the traditional dinner out. You were so much fun and really made the night special. Thanks again, we look forward to coming back soon.
Brianne Braun and Chris, Valentine’s Day Cooking Class
My career takes a lot of my time. Chef Eric realized that I wasn’t looking to change careers and become a professional chef, but he still gave me the tools I need to be confident enough in my home kitchen. I just hosted a party with 50 guests in my home. I did the cooking myself, enjoyed every minute and my guests were very pleased. My party was a complete success!
Helen Carasso, Attorney at Law, Master Chef Graduate
After having CHEF ERIC as an instructor, I went on to excel at the Cordon Bleu school and Patina Restaurant.
Mark Dao, Owner of Un Deux Trois Catering
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
Facing a layoff after a decade at Walt Disney Feature Animation, I realized it was now or never to pursue my passion for the culinary arts. I actually took my first class from Chef Eric through a different program before he launched his own business. So impressed with his skills and knowledge, the minute I learned he had opened up Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom I signed on the dotted line and took his culinary certificate program! It has been 10 years, yet every day I use the tools and experien…
Chef Richard Rocha, Bulls Eye Baking Co., Master Chef Program Graduate
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!