In 2003, Chef Eric officially 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 own 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.
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
Sheldon and I want to thank you for a wonderful evening.Your enthusiasm and supportive nature made the class really fun.We look forward to taking more classes.
Arlene and Sheldon Vinnick, Couples Romantic Cooking Class
I had a great time in your class Eric. You’re a terrific teacher- patient, knowledgeable and fun. I plan on taking another class soon.
James Fragipane - Culinary Basics Student
I am very happy that I was part of Chef Eric’s baking classes…….He inspired me a lot and I am truly thankful that I started my cooking journey from his classroom.
Padma Pinnamraju- Master Baking Program Graduate
Dear Chef Eric and Jennie: Thank you for a wonderful class to celebrate my birthday! Ever since my first cooking class there, I’ve wanted to have a private party. It was worth the wait! Everyone had a tremendous time! I look forward to future classes. Sincerely, JoeBob
JoeBob Smith, Private Party Event
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
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!
I would recommend this course to anyone no matter your prior experience with cooking. Chef Eric is a very knowledgeable instructor. The small class sizes make learning easy and effective.
Janelle Williams, Master Chef Program Graduate
My mother Yuki and I enjoyed the French Classics class last weekend. It was a lot of fun! You’ll probably see me again in the near future.
Mark Kobayashi, French Cooking with Julia Child
The biggest change for me is having more confidence in the kitchen – which leads to trying things (with a higher success rate!) and having the courage to “whip something up” on short notice.
Giovanna Imbesi, Culinary Chef I Graduate, Home Chef