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Chef Eric Jacques Crowley

Teaches at Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom

Chef Eric’s mother was a Gourmet Cook and he grew up eating gourmet meals. During college, he started to learn to cook and fell in love with it. CHEF ERIC graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He has been a Professional Chef and Professional Chef Instructor for thirteen years and has owned and operated the Culinary Classroom for 8 wonderful years. European-trained with Chef José Munisa at Via Veneto, Barcelona's longest-running 5 Star Restaurant, and Chef Joseph Russwürm at Munich's Hotel Kempinski, a 5 Star establishment. His training in Europe rounded out his culinary education and enabled him to take his cooking and palate to a higher level of sophistication.

Chef Eric hosted television shows at the Culinary Classroom including NBC’s Channel 4 Reporters for a Cooking Class Session, Good Day LA, Channel 11’s Morning Show, as they joined him live to see the Children’s Summer Cooking Camps in action, KCAL 9 News for a Holiday Entertaining cooking segment, KTLA 5 News for a Super Bowl cooking segment, Mother’s Day Brunch segment, and Tailgating Grilling segment featuring Chef Eric’s NEW Savoring Seasonings Sizzle and Smooth Spice Blends, E!Entertainment and Your LA on Channel 4 as they showcased his Couples Romantic/Date Night Cooking Classes, and the Associated Press as they highlighted our Children’s Summer Culinary Camps. He has been a Guest Chef on CitiCable 3’s Community Cooking Television in Torrance. He and the Classroom have been featured on SoCal.com and LA’s The Place – Los Angeles Magazine at lastheplace.com. He has been written up in the Los Angeles Business Journal, The Orange County Register, the Beverly Press News, Valley Scene Magazine and lots of Cooking Blogs.

CHEF ERIC has taught professional and recreational cooking classes to thousands of students since 1999. Many of his students are successful Restaurant Owners, Chefs, Caterers, Personal Chefs and Home Chefs. His culinary, catering, and teaching career is studded with accolades from students, clients, and employers. His love of gourmet food, cooking, and teaching is apparent.

Reviews of Chef Eric Jacques Crowley

(70 Reviews)
Indian Cuisine

9/15/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Indian Cuisine


Anonymous gave this class 1 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couples Romantic Cooking #2

8/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Couples Romantic Cooking #2


Chef Eric is great at this! Very informative n wonderful energy. We had s great time !

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!

French Cooking with Julia Child

8/11/2019
Chris C.

Attended: French Cooking with Julia Child


Chris C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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

Couple's Date Night Dinner #2

7/13/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #2


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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).

Knife Skills

6/17/2019
Kimberly C.

Attended: Knife Skills


Kimberly C. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Cake Decorating - Basic

6/2/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating - Basic


Chef Eric is amazing!

Sushi Making

3/17/2019
Ronaldo H.

Attended: Sushi Making


Ronaldo H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Sushi Making

3/16/2019
Derrick S.

Attended: Sushi Making


Derrick S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Bread Baking Fundamentals

3/6/2019
Erick R.

Attended: Bread Baking Fundamentals


Erick R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Favorite Fish Recipes

3/3/2019
Courtney L.

Attended: Favorite Fish Recipes


Courtney L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Heavenly Cupcakes

2/4/2019
Llesenia A.

Attended: Heavenly Cupcakes


Llesenia A. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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

1/15/2019
Lisa F.

Attended: Favorite Fish Recipes


Lisa F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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.

Healthy Cooking

1/6/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Healthy Cooking


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couples Romantic Cooking #2

1/6/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Couples Romantic Cooking #2


Great culinary experience, lots of fun!! Good people, good food!!

Bread Baking Fundamentals

12/16/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Bread Baking Fundamentals


Great class. Assistants were very helpful too.

Pies and Tarts

11/5/2018
Tom M.

Attended: Pies and Tarts


Tom M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Pies and Tarts

11/5/2018
Linda C.

Attended: Pies and Tarts


Chef Eric is delightful, very encouraging and extremely knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Pies and Tarts

11/5/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Pies and Tarts


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Pizza Pizazz

11/4/2018
Michael S.

Attended: Pizza Pizazz


Michael S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Heavenly Cupcakes

10/28/2018
Saba S.

Attended: Heavenly Cupcakes


Saba S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couples Romantic Cooking #2

10/20/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Couples Romantic Cooking #2


Wanted to do more actual cooking/prep. Loved the turning lights down for atmosphere on eating. Also, may want to warm up the group by asking about each couple's story or who is more comfortable in the kitchen. Any ice breaker would create more community amonst patrons.

Knife Skills

10/8/2018
LAUREN C.

Attended: Knife Skills


Chef Eric was a great teacher! I learned a lot of new skills I am going to use in the kitchen. Even learned some great recipe techniques like making a garlic paste! The only thing I would change would be for us to make a more unique dish at the end of the class. Also maybe make the class a little longer so we're not rushing? Definitely recommend this course!

Bread Baking Fundamentals

9/10/2018
Rhe I.

Attended: Bread Baking Fundamentals


I wish there was more one on one coaching. It seemed there was too much to be done and it became it but hectic and difficult to follow. Was pleased with the recipes given and opportunity to ask lots of questions of Chef Eric.

Heavenly Cupcakes

6/25/2018
Jamie W.

Attended: Heavenly Cupcakes


This class was a lot of fun! Small class size which was nice. Techniques were gone over thoroughly and it was hands-on as well!! Can’t wait to replicate these recipes at home!! Eric was super nice and a great teacher. Would definitely come back for another class here!!!

Heavenly Cupcakes

6/25/2018
Ulrike B.

Attended: Heavenly Cupcakes


Ulrike B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couple's Date Night Dinner #1

4/15/2018
Sirlord M.

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #1


Sirlord M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couple's Date Night Dinner #1

4/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #1


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couple's Date Night Dinner #2

3/16/2018
Jessi G.

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #2


This class was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Highly recommend, no matter your cooking level. He teaches the basics and is highly attentive. The staff was incredible, the recipes were delicious, and the class was so much fun. I can't recommend this class enough, and I'm already planning my next one. P.S. Don't forget your wine!!

Couple's Date Night Dinner #2

3/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #2


Fun experience

Candy Making

2/18/2018
Os Y.

Attended: Candy Making


Os Y. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couples Romantic Cooking #1

2/11/2018
Jennifer H.

Attended: Couples Romantic Cooking #1


Jennifer H. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Bread Baking Fundamentals

2/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Bread Baking Fundamentals


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Bread Baking Fundamentals

2/4/2018
Kristen D.

Attended: Bread Baking Fundamentals


Kristen D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Sushi Making

1/24/2018
Christene L.

Attended: Sushi Making


Chef Eric was fun, friendly, and informative. The class was very interactive and hands on (literally). Would enjoy taking another class instructed by chef Eric. My boyfriend and I had a great time!

Sushi Making

1/22/2018
Daniel G.

Attended: Sushi Making


Daniel G. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Bread Baking Fundamentals

12/24/2017
Pantja ratna S.

Attended: Bread Baking Fundamentals


Pantja ratna S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Bread Baking Fundamentals

12/19/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Bread Baking Fundamentals


Chef Eric is very knowledgeable and a wonderful teacher. The class was a great intro to bread making.

Knife Skills

10/30/2017
Dustin F.

Attended: Knife Skills


We thoroughly enjoyed this class! Having been recently gifted a nice knife set, we wanted to learn how to use and care for them. Chef Eric has an easy to follow teaching style and encourages questions which he answers thoroughly. After covering types and makes of knives, knife care and a demonstration of several cuts, we were able to try the techniques ourselves. As an added bonus, Chef Eric walked us through how to separate a whole chicken.The results of all our practicing were put together into a delicious meal that we enjoyed at the end of class. We'll be keeping an eye on the calendar for more courses!

Bread Baking Fundamentals

9/10/2017
Elena S.

Attended: Bread Baking Fundamentals


We learned so many breads in the span of 3 hours. If you have failed in bread making as much as I have, what was key for me was the kneading techniques and texture of bread as we move forward to every step in the process. Also, the ever frustrating over proofing bread and solutions to proof your bread for all climates are in itself worth taking the class.

Knife Skills

5/16/2017
Brooks P.

Attended: Knife Skills


Super fun and informative, gained some new skills for the lady and I to use at home in the kitchen!

Spanish Cuisine

2/4/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Spanish Cuisine


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Homemade Pastas and Sauces

1/31/2017
Jilliann P.

Attended: Homemade Pastas and Sauces


It was great. Chef Erick makes the class very enjoyable! We will come back for another class of his.

Healthy Cooking

1/11/2017
Fred G.

Attended: Healthy Cooking


Fred G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couple's Date Night Dinner #2

12/18/2016
Matthew S.

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #2


Matthew S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Holiday Cookie Baking

12/4/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Holiday Cookie Baking


Chef was great, enjoyed the recipes and loved being in the kitchen. Would have liked to know up front that we would be paired up and only making one recipe per group, but I would absolutely attend more classes with Chef Eric!

Heavenly Cupcakes

10/9/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Heavenly Cupcakes


Great class, fun informative. Small class size was perfect for individual help. Chef Eric and staff very personable, made you feel as if you were in his home. Would take classes again from him. Highly recommend.

Sushi Making

5/6/2016
Danny A.

Attended: Sushi Making


Danny A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Cake Decorating - Basic

5/2/2016
Ginny W.

Attended: Cake Decorating - Basic


Ginny W. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Cake Decorating - Basic

5/2/2016
Mackenzie W.

Attended: Cake Decorating - Basic


Mackenzie W. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Vegetarian Cuisine

3/21/2016
Kuldeep S.

Attended: Vegetarian Cuisine


Kuldeep S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Vegetarian Cuisine

3/6/2016
Khiven S.

Attended: Vegetarian Cuisine


Khiven S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Sushi Making

2/28/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Sushi Making


I really recommend the class! Chef Eric is a great teacher and the sushi was amazing!

Spectacular Sauces

2/22/2016
Janice R.

Attended: Spectacular Sauces


Janice R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Heavenly Cupcakes

2/21/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Heavenly Cupcakes


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Knife Skills

2/1/2016
Marilen A.

Attended: Knife Skills


Marilen A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Indian Cuisine

1/23/2016
Maggie H.

Attended: Indian Cuisine


It was a great class - Chef Eric has a very informative and fun teaching style! And the food was delicious too!

Homemade Pastas and Sauces

1/17/2016
Alyx C.

Attended: Homemade Pastas and Sauces


Alyx C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Knife Skills

12/6/2015
Yael G.

Attended: Knife Skills


Yael G. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couple's Date Night Dinner #1

11/28/2015
Eric J.

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #1


Eric J. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Couple's Date Night Dinner #1

11/23/2015
Meagan F.

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #1


Had an awesome time, Chef Eric is great!

Couple's Date Night Dinner #1

11/22/2015
Taylor M.

Attended: Couple's Date Night Dinner #1


So much fun and would love to come back.

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