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 so friendly and great with the kids. My 9 year old daughter couldn’t wait to go back to class the next day.
Mika Gibson, Children's Culinary Academy 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
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!
Best expenditure to date.Very comprehensive, hands on course that lets you go home with skills.
Rob Israel, Culinary Basics Series 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
Extremely Satisfied -The best cooking class I ever attended.All the staff, and of course, Chef Eric, were the best. I am looking forward to taking the Master Baking and Master Chef Program soon!
Faten Abubshait, Culinary Basics Series Graduate
Chef Eric was great! He had a well-organized and nicely-paced evening planned. We were never bored, and we had a great meal to boot!
Robert, Couples Date Night Student
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
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 had a great time with all of you and thanks so much to Chef Eric for providing such a great learning environment and outstanding instruction.