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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.
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:
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.
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.
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
Note: Wear comfortable shoes.
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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.
Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom
West Los Angeles, Westside
2366 Pelham Ave
At Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90064 West Los Angeles, Westside
2366 Pelham Ave
At Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90064
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.
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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,...
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Sunday Feb 2nd, 11am - 1:30pm
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Sunday Mar 8th, 11am - 1:30pm
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Friday Jan 31st, 6pm - 8:30pm
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Wednesday Jan 22nd, 10am - 4pm
Learn classic techniques for dishes that are full of flavor and easy to master, even for beginners. Tonight: the art of cooking meat, including how to make the perfect pan-seared steak, oven roasting tips, and more! On the menu: Pan Seared Steak Beef Bourguignon Dry Rubbed Tri-Tip Roasted Potatoes Chimichurri Sauce Note: Closed toe...
Thursday Mar 5th, 6pm - 9pm
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Saturday Feb 15th, 11am - 1:30pm(2 sessions)
In this class, Chef Michal Harris shares fundamental cooking techniques for cooking fish, and introduces you to globally-inspired dishes that are simple enough for a busy weeknight, but special enough for company. On the menu: Japanese Style Steamed Fish with Sesame and Ginger Veracruz Style Mexican Baked Fish French Style...
Tuesday Feb 4th, 6pm - 8:30pm
In this series, Chef Michal Harris will be teaching classic techniques and dishes that are full of flavor and easy to master, even for beginners. Tonight, we focus on making summer vegetables the star of your dinner table, with techniques including grilling, roasting, spiralizing and more. We will also introduce you to ways to use herbs and spices...
Thursday Feb 27th, 6pm - 8:30pm
In our Cheese 101 course Andrew teaches the history, origin and the basics about cheese. We also have many of the most famous cheeses available to sample! The class is about 1 & ½ hrs. long, and Andrew will have you laughing the whole way through! Super date idea, for you or your friends. We will provide water and soft drinks BUT you can feel...
Friday Feb 28th, 7:30pm - 10pm
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Sunday Feb 23rd, 11am - 1:30pm
The more efficient you become with this simple yet effective kitchen tool, the more you'll enjoy cooking. This class covers basic knife skills such as how to hold a knife to chopping, dicing, and slicing, not to mention those fancy cooking show cuts like “chiffonade” and “julienne”. We’ll also discuss sharpening, storage, and care....
Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 12pm
Making pasta at home does not have to be intimidating, and the results are spectacular. Chef Darryl Wash will guide you through the fundamentals of fresh pasta, from the basics of flour to infused dough and fantastic fillings. On the menu: Spinach Fettuccini, Seasonal Ravioli, and more! Note: Closed Toe shoes are required....
Monday Feb 3rd, 6pm - 9pm
Knives are the essential tool of anyone working in the kitchen, and after this class, you'll know the basics -- how to safely handle and store knives, how to choose the right one for you, how to sharpen and maintain your knives, and how to chop, mince, slice and dice like a pro! Closed Toe shoes are required
Tuesday Feb 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join Chef Daniel to learn how to cook a hearty vegetarian meal full of the flavors from the south of Europe. You will make and then enjoy two dishes: an unusual vegetable and bean soup from Provence, topped with a tomato based pesto, and moussaka, a typical Greek dish taught and presented here with a complete vegetarian twist. In addition Chef Daniel...
Wednesday Jan 22nd, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Learn how to make and ferment delicious nut cheeses and coconut yogurt. We'll go over all the basic supplies and ingredients, and then dive into making cashew nacho cheese & cashew cilantro sour cream, fermented pistachio cheese, and coconut yogurt. Class includes samples, recipes, and a batch of nut cheese and coconut yogurt to take home to ...
Saturday Feb 15th, 10am - 12pm
Mozzarella and Ricotta cheese with Chef Andy Have you ever wondered how mozzarella is made? How do cheese curds transform into a stringy texture, and then into perfect balls? In this beginners’ class you will make an easy and delicious mozzarella recipe. You will learn what milk type works best for this recipe and why, and you will be introduced...
Monday Feb 17th, 3pm - 7pm
Join Chef Daniel for a night in Spain! You will be making and enjoying paella and two tapas, staples of Spanish cuisine. MENU: Tapas Tortilla de patatas (Spanish potato omelette; hands-on in groups of 2) Setas al ajillo (mushrooms with garlic, parsley, olive oil and lemon) (demonstration only) Main Course Seafood paella Salad Avocado,...
Wednesday Jan 22nd, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Delicious vegan food is tastier and easier to prepare than you would ever think! Join us in our beautiful kitchen for this class where you will learn how to make many delicious dishes from all over the world. We will explain cooking basics along the way, and teach you how to make specialty items such as vegan ricotta and gluten free vegan ravioli....
Tuesday Jan 28th, 6pm - 9pm
Chinese sages knew long ago the seasons have a profound cyclical effect on human growth and well-being. But with the same foods offered year round we’ve lost touch with this basic tenet of good health. Learn the healing aspects of eating seasonally in Seasonal Eats . . . Seasonal Harmony. In this hands-on class we choose...
Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 12pm
Let’s get back to basics. In this 4-hour workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how to work with and care for your knives. You’ll receive professional training covering different knife cuts as well as hands-on instruction. Learn what to look for when purchasing one of the most important tools in the kitchen as well as the difference between...
Saturday Feb 1st, 2:30pm - 6:30pm
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