Looking for a fun and informative way to learn some cooking basics? Then an Eatz cooking class might be just what you need.
Located near the intersection of La Brea and Melrose avenues in a cute kitchen space, Eatz offers a variety of classes, from the casual to the technical. Go for a one-off class to learn how to make Greek food or your steakhouse favorites, or go for a series of classes to learn elevated culinary school skills.
I recently tried a Weeknights Made Easy with Chef Porsche Reid, who has a warm, inviting personality and put everyone at ease quickly. Throughout the process of making our five dishes, she explained the reasoning behind the steps and offered up tips to make cooking easier.
Our menu for the three-hour class:
- Pan-seared skirt steak with herbed rice and jalapeno & avocado dressing
- Cinnamon spice rubbed pork tenderloin with caramelized apples and onions
- Chicken skewers with grilled romaine salad and a pistachio-mint pesto
- Italian sausage and artichoke-stuffed portobello mushrooms
- Handcrafted donuts with powdered sugar, lemon glaze chocolate glaze toppings
I wasn’t sure how to gauge my skill level, so I went in thinking I was somewhere in the middle: a 5 out of 10. But I soon realized that my skills (most of which I’ve learned from watching Food Network shows and practicing on my own) were more on par with a 7 or 8. This Eatz cooking class suits beginners well, as all of the recipes, which are emailed to you after the class, are relatively easy to make. Bonus: You get appetizers and wine as soon as you arrive, and you make so much food that you’ll take home lots of leftovers.
Note: This class was hosted.