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Team Building Events in Los Angeles, CA Team Cooking Class Parties

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*10 person minimum – 18 person maximum* Menus are at the BOTTOM of the page – please scroll down!

Many companies and law firms have come to Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom for fun team-building events. “Taking people out of their daily routine and putting them in a situation where communication and cooperation are vital, is a great way to team-build,” says Chef Eric. “Throw in the tastes, aromas, and beauty of delicious dishes, and you have a fantastic experience.” 

Experience a refreshing choice with The Culinary Classroom, perfect for businesses seeking to enrich their corporate culture. Our interactive Cooking Classes provide a unique avenue for enhancing communication, elevating team spirit, and acquiring novel skills, all within an enjoyable setting. Tailor the experience to your preferences by forming employee pairs that best suit your objectives.

Join us at the Culinary Classroom for your upcoming event. Indulge in a wine reception featuring exquisite gourmet cheese and crackers as you acquaint yourself with your exclusive menu. Transitioning into our state-of-the-art kitchen, Chef Eric and his proficient team will expertly lead your party through each step of the menu, offering valuable cooking insights along the way.

We take care of all the essentials, including ingredients and equipment, ensuring you have everything needed to craft a delightful meal. Whether you’re planning a sophisticated sit-down dinner, a casual lunch, or a charming hors d’oeuvres gathering, we’ve got you covered. Our menu options are versatile – from Pasta and Spanish cuisine to French, sushi, and Italian delights.

For a glimpse into our offerings, customer experiences, and captivating photos, take a tour of our website. Feel free to contact us to initiate a discussion about tailoring a menu to suit your group’s preferences. Please note -we require a minimum of 10 and can accommodate up to 18 guests. Typically, Wednesday and Thursday evenings are available for hosting your special occasion.

Reserve a date and gather your team – it’s as effortless as that. We take care of Menu planning, grocery shopping, and post-event cleanup! The rewards of two hours spent together culminate in a satisfying experience, whether it’s relishing a formal sit-down feast,  savoring a relaxed Hors d’oeuvres Event, or crafting a personalized culinary affair. Visit our website to peruse testimonials and images that capture the essence of our offerings. Feel free to reach out and initiate a conversation about this fantastic concept for your upcoming special event.

Silver Level $175 Per Person / Gold Level $200 Per Person

 Specialty Parties $200-$250 Per Person

Custom Menus $200-$250 Per Person

Additional Wine may be Purchased from the Classroom for your Event

Call Chef Eric Crowley at (310) 470-2640 to discuss this idea for your next Event.
10 Person Minimum – 18 Person Maximum.  A Non-Refundable Deposit of $1,000 is required to secure the date. There is a 20% Gratuity added to your final bill. Events are 2 1/2 hours long.


Join the Companies who love to Cook with Chef Eric and his Team – Many come back over and over again! 

See a longer list of our corporate customers.


Private Cooking Celebrations / Parties

Families and Groups can celebrate any occasion by coming to the Culinary Classroom instead of a Restaurant or Banquet facility. Celebrate a Birthday, Graduation, Engagement, Anniversary, Wedding Shower or other Social Event with a Private Cooking Celebration at Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom. Your friends and family will leave with pleasant memories for years to come.

The Private Cooking Celebration allows participants to be as active in the kitchen as they wish. Book a date and bring your friends and family; it’s that simple. We help you design the Menu, shop and, most importantly, clean up! We provide the service, ingredients and equipment to create your special occasion. Be a guest at your own event and give everyone a time to remember. The fruits of 2 hours of labor are enjoyed by all at the end for a Formal Sit-Down Meal or a more casual Hors d’oeuvres Event. We will clear your plates and bring you dessert. See our website for testimonials and pictures and call us to discuss this fabulous idea for your next special occasion.

Silver Level $175 Per Person – Gold Level $200 Per Person

 Specialty Parties $200 Per Person – Custom Menus $200 – Per Person

Additional Wine may be Purchased from the Classroom for your Event

Call Chef Eric Crowley at (310) 470-2640 to discuss this fabulous idea for your next Event, Holiday Party, Appreciation Dinner, Private Cooking Party, or any Special Event, customized just for your group. 10 Person Minimum and am 18 Person Maximum.

A Non-Refundable Deposit of $1,000 is required to secure the date of your event. There is a 20% Gratuity added to your final bill.


Silver Level Event – $175 Per Person

 Event Includes:

Gourmet Cheese and Cracker Tray

4 Bottles of Wine/Sparkling Water/Coffee/Tea

Delicious Customized Gourmet Menu

Chef Eric and his Culinary Team to Instruct in the Kitchen

Chef Apron to use at School


Choice of Appetizer

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Pesto, Parmesan

Smoked Salmon Tartar Puff Pastry Bites

Choice of Side Dish

Roasted Shallot and Garlic Potato Puree

Caramelized Onion Pilaf Style Rice

Homemade Pasta with Tomato and Kalamata Tapenade Sauce

 Choice of Vegetable

Honey-Glazed Roasted Carrots

Braised Leeks in Roasted Red Bell Pepper Vinaigrette

Asparagus, Carrot and Pepper Sauté

Roasted Carrots with Caramelized Onions

 Choice of Main Dish

Homemade Tagliatelle with Spicy Ragu Sauce

Rosemary Thyme Crusted Chicken Breasts with White Wine Reduction Sauce

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Tomato Herb Sauce

 Choice of Dessert

Individual Apple Tarte Tatin with Caramel and Chocolate Sauces

Individual Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Individual Ginger-Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Crème Anglaise

Chocolate Torte Caprese with Fresh Cream


Gold Level Event – $200 Per Person

Event Includes:
Wine Reception /Gourmet Cheese /Cracker Tray with Dried Fruit/Mixed Nuts
6 Bottles of Wine/Sparkling Water/Iced Tea/Coffee/Tea
Delicious Customized Gourmet Menu / Recipe Package to take Home
Chef Eric and his Culinary Team to Instruct in the Kitchen
Chef Apron to use at School

Choice of Appetizer

Caprese “Martinis”

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Pesto, Parmesan

Peanut Thai Curry Chicken Wonton Cups

Wild Mushroom Gruyere Tart

 Choice of Side Dish

Risotto-Style Orzo Pasta with Parmesan Cheese

Homemade Pasta w/ Tomato Basil Coulis

Homemade Pasta with EVVO and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

 Choice of Vegetable

Carrots w Caramelized Onions

Grilled Vegetable “Ratatouille” with Tomatoes

Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots with Parsley infused oil

Asparagus, Carrot and Pepper Sauté

 Choice of Main Dish

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach, Boursin Cheese

Pan-Seared Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Spanish Paprika, Olives and Garlic

Chicken Milanese with Tomato Sauce

Choice of Dessert

Individual Molten Chocolate Cakes with Crème Anglaise

Individual Apple Tarte Tatin with Caramel and Chocolate Sauces

Individual Chocolate Soufflé with Crème Anglaise

 Individual Crème Brûlée – Pumpkin, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Lavender or Vanilla

SPECIALTY PARTIES – $200+ Per Person

Chef Eric can create a Menu for you – pricing is subject to Menu

Choice of Dessert
Individual Molten Chocolate Cakes with Crème Anglaise
Individual Apple or Pear Tarte Tatin with Caramel and Chocolate Sauce
Individual Crème Brûlée – Vanilla, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Lavender, Pumpkin
Chocolate Torte Caprese with Whipped Cream
Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Whipped Cream
Individual Chocolate Soufflé with Crème Anglaise

Pasta /Pizza Party

Learn to make perfect Pastas with Sauces, Meats and Vegetables. You’ll never buy dried pasta again! We make pizza dough and pasta dough and roll and cut it into various shapes /sizes.

 Margherita Pizza Appetizer

 Tagliatelle with Spicy Sausage

 Red Wine Ragu Sauce

 Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

Beer and Food Cooking Party
Many students want to learn how to pair great food with one of the oldest beverages known to mankind: Beer! Gourmet and Specialty Beers are all the rage and the abundance of varieties can be confusing to the consumer. In this class we will make an incredible meal and offer tastings of special beers from Chef Eric’s favorite purveyor to go with the food. Come enjoy the refreshing taste of beer with this delicious repast. Students will be making:
• Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Vanilla-Saffron Sauce
• Pan-Seared Chicken Cutlets with Jalapeno Garlic Sauce
• Beer Braised Pork Loin
• Cheddar Mashed Fingerling Potatoes
• Oven-Roasted Broccoli

Wine and Food Cooking Party
When we enjoy a meal, we often want an adult beverage to accompany the fruits of our labors. Chef Eric shows you how to pair great food with great wine in this dynamic, information-packed class. Students will make the food and Chef Eric will have tastings of selected wines from his favorite purveyor to go with the menu. Learn where and how to shop for wines to pair with a variety of food as we make our way through our tasty menu. We will be making:
• Mushroom and Gruyere Cheese Tart
• Pan-Seared Shrimp with Grilled Wild Mushrooms in a Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
• Homemade Pasta with Tomato and Kalamata Tapenade Sauce
• Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Sunchokes in a Garlic White Wine Sauce

Designer Appetizers Cooking Party
Take your Party to a cosmopolitan level of style and presentation. Lots of intriguing morsels your guests will rave about. Delicious Recipes perfect for Buffets or Passed:
• Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche Puff Pastry Bites
• Caprese Salad in Martinis Glasses
• Minted Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Hummus
• Peanut Thai Curry Chicken Salad Wonton Cups
• Wild Mushroom Gruyere Tart

Brunch Cooking Party
Brunch is one of my favorite meals – we start with Bagels and Cream Cheese, Orange Juice, Coffee, Iced Tea, Hot Tea, Sparkling Water, Still Water. Then we begin making a scrumptious meal:
• French-Style Breakfast Muffins
• Oven-Baked Crispy Bacon
• Deep Dish French Toast
• Quiche Lorraine
• Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

Decadent Desserts Party

Learn to make some fabulous desserts with your family / friends. You are a great baker! Menu:

 Chocolate Torte Caprese with Powdered Sugar

 Banana and Rum Crepes drizzled with Chocolate Sauce

 Mini Citrus Cheescakes with Cookie Crumb Crust

 Ancho Chile Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Mike Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 Milk Chocolate and Cherry Souffle with Creme Anglaise

Sushi Making Cooking Party – $250 Per Person
Learn the creative art of Sushi Making as we design an Asian meal for you and your friends. Learn how to display and serve them decoratively with the Garnishes and Sauces that we make. We show you how to make:
• Traditional Sushi Rice
• Variety of Sushi Rolls (Nori)
• Vegetable Rolls
• Varieties of Sushi on Rice (Nigiri)
• Spicy Sushi Rolls
• Pickled Cucumbers and Pickled Ginger
• Teriyaki Sauce and Sanbiauzu Sauce
• Dashi and Ginger Dipping Sauce

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A selected list of our corporate customers:


  • Accenture Consulting
  • Access Business Group
  • Activision
  • Adsmovil
  • Advanced Bionics
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • AloYoga
  • Allen Matkins
  • Alston and Bird
  • American Express
  • American Honda
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Amnet
  • AON Insurance and Clients
  • Ascent Media Group
  • Baby First TV
  • Bain and Company
  • Bank of the West
  • Barrington Associates
  • BBC News Worldwide
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Beyond Meat
  • Big Machine
  • Caldwell Partners
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Caltech
  • Canvas Worldwide
  • Carnegie Fabrics
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Chase Design Group
  • Chubb Insurance
  • CNN – Turner Broadcasting
  • Community Solutions
  • Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Cox, Castle & Nicholson
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Creative Channel
  • Cross Fit
  • Curtis-Rosenthal, Inc.
  • Curtis School
  • DaVita, Inc.
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Dial Engineering
  • Direct TV
  • Discovery Channel
  • Discovery Communications
  • Disney HR
  • Disney Procurement Operations
  • Disneytoons Studios
  • Dogeared Jewelry
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Dropbox
  • EmpowHer LA
  • Engine Shop Agency
  • Entercom Los Angeles
  • Entertainment/Ticketmaster
  • ESPN Marketing
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • EVgo
  • Exponential Interactive
  • Extra Space Storage
  • The Female Quotient
  • Fidelity Investments Institutional
  • Fiji Water
  • Fox Broadcast
  • FTI Consulting
  • Gish, Seiden, Kline & Co
  • Givaudan Fragrances Corporation
  • Globoforce
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Go Moment
  • Goodwill Stores
  • Green Hasson Janks
  • GUESS? JEANS, Inc.
  • Guitar Center
  • Gunderson Dettmer
  • HARBRO Emergency
  • Henkel Beauty Care
  • Hibu
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • IBM Corporation
  • Inspire Clean Energy
  • International Lease Finance
  • Irell & Manella Law Firm
  • JAMDAT Mobile
  • Julien J. Studley, Inc.
  • Justin Winery
  • Karl Storz Endoscopy
  • Kennedy Wilson
  • LA Agencia De orci & Asociados
  • The Learning Channel
  • Lieberman Research Worldwide
  • Los Angeles SPARKS
  • Los Angeles Times
  • M13 Company
  • Manatt Phelps Law Firm
  • MarketCast
  • MARS, Incorporated
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • MediaMath, Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Merrill Lynch Global
  • META
  • MetalMart International, Inc.
  • MGM Consumer Products
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
  • MTV
  • NBC News
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oakwood School
  • Palisades Media Group
  • Paychex, Inc.
  • Pfizer
  • Pinterest
  • Pondel/Wilkinson Inc.
  • Possible Los Angeles
  • Proskaur, Rose Law Firm
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Quigley Simpson
  • Rain Management
  • Red Bull
  • Riot Games
  • Rubicon Project
  • Schwab Private Client Group
  • Screencloud Signage
  • SDI Media Group
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Share This
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  • Sizmek
  • Solver, Inc.
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Southern California Edison
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
  • Sussman/Prejza & Co., Inc.
  • Swissport-USA
  • Teleflora
  • Telemundo/NBC4
  • Tele Pacific Communications
  • The Week Magazine
  • Tom’s Of Maine
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • USC School of Medicine
  • Universal Protection Services
  • Verizon Digital Media Services
  • Versed
  • Vivendi Games
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Washington Post
  • The Week Magazine
  • Wells Fargo Capital Finance
  • Westfield, LLC
  • Wildwood School
  • Winston and Strawn LLP
  • The Wonderful Company
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Xsens North America
  • YAHOO!
  • YuMe, Inc.
  • ZeroHash
  • ZipRecruiter