Master Chef Cooking Course - 12 Episodes - Cook Like a Pro!
What you'll learn
- Learn to COOK like a Professional in 12 Lessons - various styles of cooking from Basics to Advanced
- From Knife Skills to Full Plated Meals - Learn all the Basics of Cooking in 12 Lessons - step by step instructions
- Learn to chop, cook stocks/soups, sauces, side dishes, pastas, breakfast, potatoes, appetizers, elegant meals and desserts
- Learn to cook everything from breakfast to dinner and desserts with fish, chicken, pastas, pork, vegetables, and various styles of cooking
- No experience necessary - Chef Eric teaches you everything from Basics to Advanced
- You just need a desire to learn to cook
Unleash your culinary potential from the comfort of your own home as you embark on a transformative journey into the art of cooking. Delve into the world of gastronomy and immerse yourself in a comprehensive curriculum that covers essential skills, tantalizing ingredients, innovative theories, and revolutionary techniques. From mastering the precise art of knife skills to crafting exquisite plated meals, you'll effortlessly ascend to expert status in no time.
Our classes offer an unparalleled learning experience, providing you with captivating training videos that transport you into the heart of the culinary realm. But that's not all – we go the extra mile by gifting you an exclusive E-Cookbook meticulously curated to enhance your culinary prowess. This invaluable resource is packed with tantalizing menus, step-by-step recipe instructions, and mouthwatering photos, ensuring that every dish you create is a masterpiece.
Whether you're a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned pro seeking to expand your culinary repertoire, our training caters to all skill levels. Both adults and teenagers can indulge in the joy of our Video Cooking classes, as our expert Chef Eric has thoughtfully crafted this series with your passion and culinary growth in mind.
If you're eager to elevate your cooking skills and boost your confidence in the kitchen, look no further – you've arrived at the perfect destination. Prepare to unlock a world of culinary delights as Chef Eric guides you every step of the way, empowering you to unleash your inner culinary maestro. Let the journey begin!
This course includes these lessons:
EPISODE #1 – Knife Skills – it all starts here
Unleash the power of precision with our Knife Skills class, where we dive deep into the art of selecting, utilizing, sharpening, and maintaining knives. Brace yourself for an immersive experience as we unravel the secrets behind the renowned French (or Chef's) knife, the epitome of culinary craftsmanship.
But that's just the beginning. Together, we'll embark on a culinary odyssey, unveiling the myriad ways to cut and shape vegetables to perfection. Discover the precision of julienne cuts, the artistry of mincing, the rhythmic motion of chopping, and the symmetry of dicing. With each technique, you'll unleash a world of possibilities, elevating your culinary creations to dazzling new heights.
Prepare to wield your knives with confidence and finesse as we unlock the secrets of professional-grade knife skills. Whether you're a passionate home cook or an aspiring culinary artist, this class is your gateway to precision and mastery. Get ready to slice, dice, and impress like never before. Welcome to the realm of Knife Skills!
Knife Sharpening / Honing
Knife Skills - Dice and Julienne
Potatoes and Onions
Tomato Pico de Gallo
Potato Carrot Mash
EPISODE #2 – All About Stocks – the foundation of cooking
Prepare to embark on a tantalizing journey into the heart of exquisite flavors as we unveil the secrets of sensational stocks in our captivating class, "All About Stocks." This is where your culinary foundation as a Chef will be fortified and elevated to new heights.
We begin by immersing ourselves in the art of mise en place, the cornerstone of culinary excellence. With precision and care, we meticulously prepare our ingredients, setting the stage for greatness. Brace yourself as we delve into the enchanting world of stocks, crafting Vegetable, Beef, and Chicken varieties that will leave your taste buds in awe.
But it doesn't stop there. As we unlock the mysteries of stocks, we unveil the carefully selected seasonings and aromatics that infuse these liquid masterpieces with unparalleled depth and complexity. Enter the realm of the bouquet garni, a captivating bundle of parsley stems, a sprig of thyme, a hint of bay leaf, and the seductive allure of black peppercorns. Witness the transformation as these aromatic powerhouses harmonize within the simmering pot. You have the option to contain these treasures by elegantly tying them with kitchen twine or encasing them in a captivating sachet d'épices, nestled within a delicate cheesecloth bundle. And fear not, for after their flavorful dance is complete, we remove the bouquet garni and gently strain the stock, ensuring a flawless and refined creation.
Prepare to unlock the secrets of sensational stocks, soups, and sauces as we arm you with the knowledge and expertise to create culinary magic. Whether you're a budding Chef or an enthusiastic home cook, this class is your passport to a world of flavor, aroma, and gastronomic artistry. Get ready to elevate your dishes to unprecedented heights as we dive deep into the realm of "All About Stocks." Your culinary destiny awaits!
Bouquet Garni/Sachet D’epices
White Beef Stock
Brown Chicken Stock
Bone Broth with Beef, Rice Noodles and Mushrooms
EPISODE #3 – Grand Sauces – versatile sauce making
Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure like no other as we unravel the captivating world of "Grand Sauces." These extraordinary elixirs are the lifeblood of countless delectable dishes, and this transformative episode is an indispensable pillar in every Chef's education. Get ready to witness the extraordinary power of clarified butter and roux as they work their magic, transcending the boundaries of taste and elevating hollandaise, béchamel, and velouté sauces to unprecedented levels of lusciousness.
In this immersive experience, your culinary horizons will expand as you discover the artistry behind these magnificent sauces. Clarified butter, with its golden perfection, lends a touch of elegance to every bite, while roux becomes the secret ingredient that unveils a world of richness and depth. Together, they form a harmonious symphony that will tantalize your senses and leave you craving more.
Prepare to have your taste buds ignited and your culinary senses awakened as we guide you through the intricacies of these grand sauces. Unleash your inner culinary virtuoso and embrace the power to transform any dish into a masterpiece. This episode is your gateway to a realm of culinary mastery, where sauces become the crowning glory of your gastronomic creations. Get ready to embark on a journey that will forever change the way you perceive the art of saucemaking. Welcome to the enchanting world of "Grand Sauces."
Individual Macaroni and Cheese
Individual Shephard Pies
EPISODE #4 – Breakfast and Eggs – an essential ingredient
Prepare to embark on a breakfast revolution that will ignite your culinary passion like never before. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of "Breakfast and Eggs," a session dedicated to celebrating the most important meal of the day while uncovering the hidden gems within the foodservice industry and our everyday lives.
In this captivating session, we dive headfirst into the exquisite world of eggs, exploring their boundless versatility and unrivaled significance in both sweet and savory recipes. Prepare to be captivated by the finesse and finesse of our Fines Herbs omelets, a culinary masterpiece that combines the delicate flavors of fresh herbs with the velvety embrace of perfectly cooked eggs. But that's not all – brace yourself for a rendezvous with the legendary Eggs Benedict, where meticulously poached eggs and a divine hollandaise sauce unite in a symphony of flavors that will leave your taste buds in a state of bliss.
Who says breakfast is limited to the early hours of the day? We challenge convention as we proclaim that breakfast can be enjoyed any time, even for dinner. So get ready to indulge in a culinary adventure that defies boundaries and expands your culinary horizons.
With every bite, you'll witness the enthusiasm and passion that courses through my veins, as my students will attest. Eggs are more than just ingredients; they are the key to unlocking a world of culinary wonders. So join us as we celebrate the magic of breakfast and eggs, and prepare to be inspired, amazed, and delighted in equal measure.
The time has come to embrace the incredible potential of eggs and discover the sheer joy they bring to every dish. Welcome to a world where breakfast is a celebration that knows no boundaries. Get ready to experience the breakfast revolution – it's about to begin!
Poaching Eggs - Shocking
Hollandaise Sauce – Bain-Marie
Fines Herbs Omelet
EPISODE #5 – Vegetables – cooking vegetables
Prepare to embark on a thrilling culinary journey that celebrates the vibrant world of vegetables, a realm where nutrition and wholesome choices reign supreme. In an era where health and wellness take center stage, understanding the art of vegetables is an indispensable cornerstone of any Chef's education.
In this extraordinary episode, we delve deep into the realm of vegetables, unveiling their extraordinary versatility and their potential to shine as both main dishes and delightful side accompaniments. Brace yourself as we explore the unique cooking techniques that elevate vegetables to soaring heights of flavor and culinary brilliance.
But that's not all. Prepare to be enlightened as we delve into the secrets of product quality, freshness, shelf life, and proper storage, ensuring that every vegetable that graces your kitchen is of the utmost quality. Witness the power that lies within these humble treasures as we unlock their potential to nourish both body and soul.
In a world that yearns for wholesome, healthful choices, mastering the art of vegetables is not just a skill – it's a necessity. So join us as we unlock the secrets of this tantalizing world, where vegetables take center stage and culinary boundaries are shattered. Get ready to embrace the incredible potential of vegetables and embark on a journey of flavor, vitality, and unparalleled culinary excellence. Welcome to the extraordinary realm of vegetables – a world that will forever transform your culinary repertoire.
Blanching Green Beans/Eggplant
Haricot Vert Amandine
EPISODE #6 – Potatoes – how to cook them
Prepare to witness the magnificent rise of potatoes as they take center stage in a culinary spectacle like no other. In this captivating episode, we delve into the world of these versatile tubers, unearthing their extraordinary significance and showcasing their incredible potential.
Discover the artistry behind several cooking techniques that will leave you in awe. Witness the transformation of humble potatoes into silky, velvety potato purée that melts in your mouth, indulging your senses with each luxurious bite. Delight in the symphony of flavors that unfolds as we master the delicate balance of sautéed potatoes, achieving a golden crispness that will ignite your taste buds with pure culinary ecstasy.
Join us as we lift the veil on the culinary secrets of renowned restaurants, where potato side dishes take center stage on every menu. Unlock the mastery of these cooking techniques and add them to your repertoire today, empowering you to create delectable potato creations that will astound and captivate your guests.
Potatoes are more than just a simple vegetable – they are a culinary masterpiece waiting to be discovered. Get ready to witness the extraordinary rise of potatoes as they claim their rightful place in the spotlight. Brace yourself for a culinary adventure that will forever transform the way you perceive and elevate these beloved tubers. Welcome to the world of potatoes – a world of versatility, importance, and unparalleled culinary delight.
Types of Potatoes
Adding Cream and Butter
Sautéed Potatoes with Garlic
EPISODE #7 – Pastas – fresh pasta for memorable meals
Prepare to embark on an enchanting culinary adventure as we immerse ourselves in the captivating world of pastas. Beyond being a budget-friendly staple with incredible storage capabilities, pasta is a canvas for culinary creativity that knows no bounds. Join Chef Eric as we dive headfirst into the art of dough mixing, unlocking the secrets to mastering this foundational skill.
Prepare to unleash your inner pasta aficionado as we craft mouthwatering dishes that will leave you longing for more. Indulge in the velvety richness of Fettucine Alfredo, where silky strands of pasta intertwine with a luscious, creamy sauce that tantalizes your taste buds with each decadent bite. Journey further into the realm of pasta perfection with Tagliatelle bathed in a robust tomato sauce, savoring the harmonious marriage of textures and flavors that will transport you to culinary paradise. And fear not, as our vegan friends are welcomed with open arms as we explore the delightful world of Vegan Spinach Pasta, a dish that celebrates the vibrant essence of plant-based goodness.
But the adventure doesn't end there. Brace yourself for a kaleidoscope of flavors as we infuse our pasta creations with an array of seasonings and herbs, transforming the final product into a symphony of color, taste, and texture. Let your creativity run wild as you customize your pasta dishes to suit your personal preferences and ignite your culinary imagination.
Pasta is more than just a meal – it's an artistic journey that allows you to unleash your culinary prowess. So join us as we dive into the heart of pasta-making, where affordability meets creativity, and every bite is a celebration of gastronomic delight. Get ready to embrace the magic of pastas and create culinary masterpieces that will leave a lasting impression. Welcome to the extraordinary world of pastas – a world where imagination knows no limits.
Making Pasta Dough
Rolling Out Dough Using Pasta Machine
Tagliatelle with Tomato Sauce
Vegan Spinach Pasta
EPISODE #8 – Appetizers – start your meal with appetizers
Prepare to embark on a tantalizing journey into the captivating world of appetizers, where culinary tradition meets innovative reinvention. In this extraordinary episode, we unravel the secrets of these delectable creations, a vital cornerstone of every Chef's culinary education.
Prepare to be dazzled as we explore dishes that transcend mere starters, transforming into sublime first courses in a multi-course feast. Delight in the artistry of small bites that effortlessly steal the show at sophisticated cocktail parties or intimate catered affairs. This episode is a gateway to a realm where flavor reigns supreme and creativity knows no boundaries.
From the tantalizing dance of marinades that infuse dishes with a burst of delectable flavors to the symphony of sauces that elevate each bite to new heights of culinary delight, every aspect is given the attention it deserves. No detail is overlooked as we unlock the power of vinaigrettes, adding a touch of acidity and sophistication that harmonizes with every ingredient it graces.
Get ready to unleash your culinary imagination and create appetizers that captivate the senses, leaving an indelible impression on every palate. Embrace the art of reinvention as we breathe new life into classic favorites, infusing them with a touch of innovation and contemporary flair.
Appetizers are more than just a prelude to a meal – they are a testament to culinary craftsmanship. So join us on this extraordinary journey, where the world of appetizers unfolds before you in all its splendor. Get ready to embrace the magic of these bite-sized wonders and unleash your creativity to craft unforgettable culinary experiences. Welcome to the captivating realm of appetizers – where tradition meets reinvention and every bite is a celebration.
Sauce and Vinaigrette Making
Peeling, Scoring and Grilling Shrimp
Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp
Garlic Dipping Sauce
Caprese Skewers/Caprese Martinis
Episode #9 – Dry Heat Cooking Methods – sautéing and roasting
Prepare to showcase your culinary prowess as you bring together the wealth of knowledge gained from our previous episodes. In this exhilarating chapter, we fuse the art of culinary mastery with the dynamic dry heat cooking methods that will take your skills to new heights. Get ready to sauté, roast, and stir-fry your way to culinary excellence.
The time has come to craft a complete meal that transcends mere sustenance. As we harness the power of protein, starch, and vegetable, we embark on a gastronomic journey that combines your newfound knowledge and honed skills. Immerse yourself in the symphony of flavors and textures as you assemble a masterpiece that tantalizes every taste bud.
But we don't stop at the mere act of cooking. We delve into the art of meal plating and presentation, recognizing that eating begins with the eyes. Unlock the secrets to captivating visuals and learn to create a feast for all senses. Every element on the plate is a brushstroke on the canvas of culinary artistry, where beauty and flavor harmonize in perfect synchrony.
Prepare to showcase your culinary expertise as you plate and present your complete meal, leaving your guests in awe of your culinary prowess. This is your moment to shine, as the culmination of your culinary journey takes center stage. Embrace the power to create culinary experiences that transcend expectations, where every dish becomes a work of art.
It's time to unleash your creativity, ignite your passion, and embark on a culinary masterpiece that will be etched in the memories of those fortunate enough to savor it. Welcome to the pinnacle of culinary expression – where knowledge, skill, and artistry merge into a symphony of taste and visual splendor. Get ready to make your mark in the culinary world.
Scoring Zucchini with Channel Knife
Deglazing the Pan for Sauce
Garlic/Shallot Rice Pilaf
Stir-fried Zucchini and Peppers
Fines Herbs Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts
Haricot Vert Amandine
Episode #10 – Moist Heat Cooking Methods – quick braising and poaching
Prepare to dive into a world of succulent flavors and tender culinary delights as we immerse ourselves in the enchanting realm of moist heat cooking methods. In this extraordinary episode, we unlock the secrets of poaching and braising, techniques that elevate dishes to unparalleled levels of taste and tenderness.
Moist heat cooking is an art form that delicately infuses dishes with a symphony of flavors, gently coaxing out the essence of each ingredient. We immerse ourselves in the world of court bouillon, a magical elixir that serves as the foundation for our culinary creations. Witness the transformation as we bathe ingredients in this flavorful liquid, allowing them to simmer and infuse with the essence of the dish.
But that's not all – we take the journey a step further by utilizing the very same liquid to craft an exquisite sauce that enhances the finished dish. It's a symphony of flavor, as each element harmonizes and dances on the palate.
In the realm of moist heat cooking, we break free from traditional searing techniques. Instead, we allow the flavors to meld and the essence of the ingredients to transfer gracefully to the surrounding liquid. It's a culinary magic that transforms each dish into a delectable masterpiece.
Prepare to savor the richness and depth that can only be achieved through moist heat cooking methods. Delight in the tenderness, the succulence, and the explosion of flavors that are born from this remarkable culinary technique. Get ready to elevate your culinary prowess as you explore the world of moist heat cooking – a world where flavor knows no bounds and every bite is an invitation to culinary bliss.
Making Court Bouillon
Frying Chiles and Bread
Spiralizing Zucchini and Yellow Squash
Poached Halibut/Cod with Romesco Sauce
Zucchini and Yellow Squash ‘Noodles’
Beer Braised Pork Loin Chops with Shallot/Garlic Gravy
Sweet Potato Purée and Salsa Verde
Episode #11 – Easy Elegant Meals – putting it all together
Prepare to witness the grand finale of our culinary journey as we bring together all the knowledge and skills you've acquired in the previous episodes. In this spectacular Episode #11 – Easy Elegant Meals, we unveil a trio of tantalizing menus that exude both simplicity and elegance, capturing the essence of culinary mastery.
Indulge in the succulent flavors of Sautéed Chicken Breasts with a zesty Lemon Caper Sauce, where tender poultry meets a burst of citrusy delight. Complement this exquisite dish with the creamy decadence of Roasted Garlic Shallot Smashed Potatoes, a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more. Discover the art of roasting shallots and garlic, unlocking the secrets of creating a heavenly pan sauce that elevates the dish to unparalleled levels of gastronomic pleasure.
Embark on a culinary voyage as we savor the Pesto Nut-Crusted Roasted Salmon, a masterpiece of flavors and textures that will enchant your taste buds. Delight in the harmonious blend of pesto and roasted fish, celebrating the marriage of vibrant herbs and succulent seafood. Accompany this exquisite creation with Rice Pilaf, where fragrant onions and leeks intertwine in a symphony of flavors that will transport you to culinary paradise.
Indulge in the classic charm of Pasta with Carbonara Sauce, a dish that combines the richness of creamy sauce with the tantalizing essence of garlic and bacon. Immerse yourself in the aromatic symphony of cooking garlic and the sizzling allure of bacon as they come together to create a pasta experience like no other.
Prepare to showcase your culinary finesse as you craft these Easy Elegant Meals that will leave your guests in awe of your skills. This grand finale is a testament to your journey, where simplicity meets sophistication, and every bite is a celebration of culinary excellence.
Get ready to put it all together, as your knowledge and passion unite to create extraordinary dining experiences. Welcome to the pinnacle of our culinary adventure, where Easy Elegant Meals take center stage and your mastery shines bright. Let the feast begin!
Episode #12 – Easy Elegant Desserts – satisfying our sweet tooth
Prepare to indulge your sweet tooth as we embark on an enchanting journey into the world of Easy Elegant Desserts in Episode #12. Get ready to be captivated by a duo of delectable menus that will satisfy your cravings and ignite your passion for culinary decadence.
Prepare to surrender to the velvety allure of Chocolate Rum Mousse, a luscious creation that combines the richness of chocolate with a hint of rum-infused indulgence. Witness the magic unfold as we melt chocolate and butter, infusing the air with a seductive aroma. Delight in the art of whipping egg whites to perfection, achieving fluffy peaks that add a touch of ethereal lightness to our decadent mousse. Finally, master the art of folding egg whites into the chocolate, creating a tantalizing symphony of flavors and textures that will transport your taste buds to chocolate paradise.
Embark on a journey of delicate delights as we explore the art of Crêpes with Chocolate Sauce and Crème Chantilly. Revel in the process of creating the perfect batter, achieving the ideal consistency for these delicate pancakes. Watch as we expertly cook and fill the crêpes, transforming them into vessels of pure culinary bliss. Then, prepare to be mesmerized as we craft a luscious chocolate sauce that drapes over the crêpes, while the ethereal Crème Chantilly adds a touch of heavenly decadence.
Get ready to dazzle your taste buds and leave your guests in awe with these Easy Elegant Desserts. From the rich and indulgent Chocolate Rum Mousse to the delicate and sophisticated Crêpes with Chocolate Sauce and Crème Chantilly, each menu is a testament to your culinary prowess.
It's time to satisfy your sweet tooth and elevate your dessert game to new heights. Join us on this extraordinary culinary adventure where flavors dance on the palate and indulgence knows no bounds. Welcome to Episode #12 – Easy Elegant Desserts, where culinary delight awaits at every bite. Let the sweetness begin!
Who this course is for:
- For beginning Cooks and experienced Chefs - ALL Ages OK
- If you're passionate about cooking and are ready to boost your confidence in the kitchen, you came to the right place. Chef Eric created this Program for you! Learn the fundamental concepts, skills, and methods of basic cooking with an emphasis on ingredients, cooking theories, and techniques.
Step into the extraordinary world of Chef Eric Jacques Crowley, a seasoned culinary master with a passion for the art of cooking. As the founder, owner, and chief instructor of the dynamic Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom, he has shaped the careers of countless professional chefs. With a prestigious culinary education from the renowned Culinary Institute of America and mastery of European cooking techniques, Chef Eric's expertise is truly unparalleled.
Driven by his innate passion for the culinary arts, Chef Eric sought to share his knowledge and skills, empowering others to develop their cooking abilities and gain confidence in the kitchen. In 2003, he opened the doors of the Culinary Classroom, a haven for culinary enthusiasts of all levels. Chef Eric's culinary expertise and his dedication to his students have earned him recognition from major media outlets such as E! Entertainment, KTLA 5 Los Angeles, NBC Channel 4 Los Angeles, and many more.
Not only does Chef Eric excel as an instructor, but he also gives back to the culinary community. He serves as a judge and scholarship sponsor for the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and mentors students from the Los Angeles Unified School District. Additionally, he supports and guides aspiring chefs as a mentor for the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), preparing them for successful careers in the culinary industry.
Chef Eric's culinary talents extend beyond teaching. He has created Chef Eric Crowley's Savory Seasonings, Sizzle and Smooth, a remarkable duo of spice blends that add incredible flavor to dishes. Hand-blended to perfection, Sizzle brings a fiery kick while Smooth delivers exquisite taste without the extra heat.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Chef Eric's diverse background exposed him to an eclectic array of foods and cultures. Influenced by his gourmet-cook mother, he developed a refined palate and cooking skills. While initially pursuing a career in music, Chef Eric's love for cooking eventually led him to enroll in the Culinary Institute of America, where he graduated with honors.
His culinary journey took him abroad to train under esteemed chefs at renowned establishments such as Via Veneto in Barcelona and Munich's Hotel Kempinski. Returning to the United States, Chef Eric secured a position at Patina Catering, catering to A-list celebrities and preparing food for prestigious events like the Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball.
Driven by a desire to share his passion for cooking and baking, Chef Eric began teaching at the Epicurean School of Culinary Arts. When the school closed, he took the leap and established his own culinary school, Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, Chef Eric's intimate classes cater to aspiring cooks, professional chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, and everyone in between.
Outside of the kitchen, Chef Eric remains committed to making a difference in the community. He generously donates cooking classes and scholarships to charities, including the incredible CoachArt program that supports children with life-threatening illnesses. At the Culinary Classroom, he hosts Children's Culinary Academies to provide an uplifting experience for young patients, igniting their creativity through the culinary arts.
Chef Eric Jacques Crowley continues to inspire and transform lives through his culinary expertise. Together with his partner and wife, Jennie Crowley, he resides in Southern California, where he enjoys pursuing DIY home projects, indulging in the thrill of Grand Prix motor races, immersing himself in the world of jazz, and creating culinary wonders using the herbs from his own garden.