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Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom

Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom

Cooking
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
(71 Reviews)

Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom is a top-notch cooking school that offers hands-on experience and technical education with a seasoned professional chef. Many students of the school are aspiring professional chefs or current chefs who are seeking to improve their skills. Located in West Los Angeles, and founded in 2003, Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom provides students with access to a professionally designed kitchen, furnished with high-end equipment, and a diverse calendar of professional programs and recreational classes.

The founder, owner and chief instructor at the Culinary Classroom, Chef Eric Jacques Crowley, draws upon his extensive career, highly regarded technical training, and education from the Culinary Institute of America, to closely mentor students both in the art of cooking and baking, and in furthering their culinary careers. Chef Eric’s warmth and patience separate him from many temperamental chefs and enable his students to enjoy the process of mastering the culinary skills they desire.

Chef Eric understands the path from a non-culinary career to a culinary career. His exposure to a wide range of cultures and foods during his childhood led him back to cooking when, after he detoured by studying music in college and working in the legal field, he felt that he wasn’t living his dream. At age 27, he found himself experimenting with his mother’s hand-written recipe book and soon after enrolled in the renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he excelled and graduated with honors. This is the high level of education he now passes on to his students.

Students of Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom also receive the benefit of learning the advanced techniques that Chef Eric developed while studying in Europe under Chef José Munisa at Via Veneto, Barcelona’s longest-running 5-star restaurant, as well as with Chef Joseph Russwürm at Munich’s Hotel Kempinski, another 5-star establishment. Chef Eric also generously shares the insights and skills he gained while working for Patina Catering, of the distinguished Patina Restaurant Group and preparing food for A-list celebrities, at award shows such as the Primetime Emmy Awards, Governors Ball, presidential candidates, vice presidents, show business executives, numerous catering events of all sizes, demonstrations and more.

Reviews of Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom

(71 Reviews)
French Cooking with Julia Child

8/13/2019
Frank S.

Attended: French Cooking with Julia Child


Chef Eric was kind and instructive, and the food was delicious! Would be happy to go back. Thank you!

Homemade Pastas and Sauces

7/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Homemade Pastas and Sauces


Great class! Chef Eric was a great instructor: very lively, energetic, and encouraging. I’d recommend this class, and hope to take another class with Chef Eric in the future.

Spectacular Sauces

7/16/2019
Adriana A.

Attended: Spectacular Sauces


The class was greatly paced and the sauces were versatile and delicious

Knife Skills

6/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills


Great class. (really great). Light bulbs need replacing. Many are burned out. (It's an issue if you are trying to cut potatoes precisely on an off-white cutting board).

Cake Decorating - Basic

6/2/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating - Basic


Chef Eric is amazing!

Heavenly Cupcakes

2/4/2019
Mary T.

Attended: Heavenly Cupcakes


I loved how patient the chef was in teaching the recipes

Knife Skills

1/26/2019
Ellie M.

Attended: Knife Skills


Chef Eric was wonderful. His class was super instructive and I am already feeling much more confident with a knife!

Couple's Date Night Dinner #1

1/25/2019
Casey S.

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #1


Incredible all the way around!!

Knife Skills

1/21/2019
Jim J.

Attended: Knife Skills


Chef Eric creates the perfect atmosphere for anyone and everyone to enjoy the experience, regardless of how much skill you may or may not have in the kitchen.

Favorite Fish Recipes

1/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Favorite Fish Recipes


Class was a bday gift for my husband - a guy who is impossible to shop for, so I’m now giving “experiences” instead of gifts. We both had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the class.

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Questions about this school?
2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles, California 90064
Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom
West Los Angeles, Westside
2366 Pelham Ave
At Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90064

Directions:
One Block East of Overland Ave / Just North of Pico Blvd (Across the street from F&S Fabrics and East of Westwood Blvd and the Westside Pavilion). DIRECTIONS: 10 Freeway East or West, exit Overland Avenue, north to Pico Blvd –Right on Pico, left on Pelham Avenue (1st Street). 405 Freeway SOUTH, exit Olympic Blvd, east to Overland Blvd–go 1 block past Overland, left on Pelham Avenue –on right-hand side. 405 Freeway NORTH, to 10 Freeway East, 1st Exit, Overland Blvd –exit and go north to Pico Blvd – RIGHT on Pico and make an immediate left on Pelham Avenue. If you park at a METER, YOU MUST MOVE YOUR CAR after 2 hours – we suggest Parking at the LOT below. PARKING: TWO PUBLIC PARKING LOTS-10 hour parking-$3. PARK at 10 HOUR SPACE. Credit cards AND quarters. 1. Prosser Ave, 4 blocks East of Overland, North of Pico-Lot on left hand-side past the alley. Walk to Pico, RIGHT 3 blocks to Pelham, RIGHT–on the right-hand side. 2) Overland Ave, North of Pico Blvd next to Chase Bank lot. Turn into the lot immediately after the last house before the Bank Lot. Park and walk south to Overland Boulevard; east one block to Pelham Ave, turn left – we are directly on the right-hand side. Class will start promptly so please review the parking and direction information that is attached. We suggest parking at the public parking lot on Overland Boulevard, just north of Pico Boulevard, behind Chase Bank – you may park there for 10 hours for $3 Monday through Sunday – make sure you are at the correct parking spot as some are hourly. For more info on parking and directions: http://www.culinaryclassroom.com/contact.html Please do NOT park in back of the school OR in the residential neighborhood – they have permit parking only and you may be ticketed or towed. You MAY park at any meter on PICO Boulevard or Pelham Avenue for TWO HOURS.

Upcoming Classes at Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom

Couples Romantic Cooking #2
Couples Romantic Cooking #2
Next start date:

Friday Aug 23rd, 7pm - 9:30pm

Cake Decorating - Basic
Cake Decorating - Basic
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 24th, 1pm - 4pm

Spanish Cuisine
Spanish Cuisine
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 24th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Pizza Pizazz
Pizza Pizazz
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 7th, 1:30pm - 4pm

Wine & Food Pairing
Wine & Food Pairing
Next start date:

Friday Sep 13th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Bread Baking Fundamentals
Bread Baking Fundamentals
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 14th, 10am - 12:30pm

Indian Cuisine
Indian Cuisine
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 14th, 3:30pm - 6pm

Couple's Date Night Dinner #1
Couple's Date Night Dinner #1
Next start date:

Friday Sep 20th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Decadent Desserts
Decadent Desserts
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 12:30pm

Sushi Making
Sushi Making
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 21st, 3:30pm - 6pm

Italian Cuisine
Italian Cuisine
Next start date:

Friday Oct 4th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Heavenly Cupcakes
Heavenly Cupcakes
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 5th, 1:30pm - 4pm

4-Week Culinary Basics Series
4-Week Culinary Basics Series
Next start date:

Monday Oct 7th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Couple's Date Night Dinner #2
Couple's Date Night Dinner #2
Next start date:

Friday Oct 11th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Pies and Tarts
Pies and Tarts
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 12th, 10am - 1pm

Knife Skills
Knife Skills
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 12th, 3pm - 5:30pm

Thai Cuisine
Thai Cuisine
Next start date:

Friday Oct 18th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Healthy Cooking
Healthy Cooking
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 1:30pm - 4pm

Couples Romantic Cooking #1
Couples Romantic Cooking #1
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Dinner
Next start date:

Friday Oct 25th, 7pm - 10pm

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