Eric Jacques Crowley
Professional Chef - Chef Instructor
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.