4-Week Culinary Basics Series

at Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom - West Los Angeles

Course Details
$650 5 seats left
Start Date:
West Los Angeles, Westside
2366 Pelham Ave
At Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90064
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 6

What you'll learn in this basic cooking class:

The Culinary Basics Cooking Series is designed for the novice cook with little or no culinary experience. Starting with essential knife skills, Chef Eric will help you learn to be comfortable and confident in the kitchen. Using easy-to-prepare recipes and basic cooking techniques, you’ll learn about the importance of advance preparation to save you time and reduce stress in the kitchen.  When possible, we use ingredients that can be purchased ready-to-cook to make things easier for you. 

This class meets once per week over a 4-week period. You will be able to create delicious and varied Meals and Dinner Parties by the end of this Series.

  • Classes designed for the novice cook with little or no culinary experience
  • Basic Cooking Techniques  - Roasting, Sautéing, Grilling, Baking, Poaching
  • Chicken, Fish, Beef, Pasta, Shellfish, etc….
  • Knife Skills Instruction and Practice

Class #1 - Basic Knife Skills and Meal Preparation Learn how to Chop, Slice, Julienne and Dice vegetables quickly and efficiently.  Explore the more complicated Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and Tourne knife cuts to get confident and create variety for your dishes. Learn many cooking techniques for easily-prepared meals with chicken and beef:

  • Parmesan Risotto-Style Orzo Pasta
  • Carne Asada with Oregano Lime Chayote Squash
  • Ajieco Stew (Chicken, Potato and Corn Stew)
  • Spiced Peruvian Chickpea Cakes

Class #2 – This class shows students how quickly and easily Meals can be prepared from start to finish using organizational techniques, knife skills, and cooking techniques learned during the previous class.

  • Pan-Seared Chicken with Fresh Tomato-Herb Sauce
  • Kalamata Lemon Orzo Pasta
  • Salmon Steamed in Wine and Herbs
  • Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Asian Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Thai-Style Cucumber Rice Noodles
  • Seared Spice-Crusted Ahi Tuna with Sesame Dressing
  • Brown Rice and Soy Edamame 

Class #3 – Hearty Potatoes and Homemade Pastas and Sauces are added to the menu with delicious accompanying Sauces - lighter versions of these hearty dishes are discussed.

  • Bolognese Meat Sauce Tagliatelle
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Roasted Red Pepper Potatoes au Gratin
  • Pasta with House-Dried Herbs
  • Herb and Cheese Spaetzle with Cream Sauce
  • Garlic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Class #4 – Final class covers cooking techniques with Beef, Fish and Shellfish recipes. Feel free to bring some wine for the end of the last class.

  • Grilled Carne Asada with Guacamole, Rice Pilaf, Sour Cream, Olives and Tortillas
  • Mint Basil Pesto Bass Vegetable Packets
  • Mom’s Meatloaf Cupcakes with Smashed Potato Frosting
  • Seared Chipotle-Spiced Shrimp
  • Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with French Dressing
  • Shiitake Asparagus Sauté

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Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel a class, we will give you credit toward another class if you notify us by telephone at least 48 hours prior to class time. Credit is valid for ONE YEAR. Students can only reschedule ONCE. 

NO REFUNDS unless Chef Eric cancels a class.


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Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom

All classes at this location

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.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
3:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time Chef Eric Jacques Crowley 4 $650
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Apr 02 3:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time Chef Eric Jacques Crowley
Sat, Apr 09 3:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time Chef Eric Jacques Crowley
Sat, Apr 16 3:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time Chef Eric Jacques Crowley
3:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time Chef Eric Jacques Crowley 4 $650
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, May 07 3:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time Chef Eric Jacques Crowley
Sat, May 14 3:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time Chef Eric Jacques Crowley
Sat, May 21 3:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time Chef Eric Jacques Crowley

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