Meet the Team.

Liz Alexanian


Growing up in my parents' bakery in Florida, I learned from an early age the importance of healthy, nourishing ingredients and meals that were so delicious it brought people together. Years later, my life in Los Angeles revolved around the TV production world. Eventually, I became the go-to girl for special event planning, premiere parties, holiday meals, and special occasions. I then realized my love of cooking once again was taking over my life. I decided to pursue my passion for the culinary arts in chef training at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City - where I interned at Good Housekeeping's Recipe Test Kitchen and at the Jewish Community Center Culinary program.

I moved back to LA determined to spread the knowledge of healthy, nutritious meals for the kids and adults alike. I started teaching kids nutrition and cooking through a USDA program at LAUSD called Chefs in the Classroom.

I opened Cook LA Cooking school in 2010 where I am dedicated to cooking with organic, seasonal and local ingredients. Food is a personal journey, and it's our job to vote every day what to put in our bodies. I truly believe the kitchen is a place to learn about food and above all enjoy the experience. Wouldn't it be nice to know how to eat better and still have a delicious meal? That's what Cook LA is here to teach you, one dish at a time.


Chef Adam joins Cook LA from New York City where he worked at Gabriel Kreuther’s Michelin starred-restaurant, The Modern, which features Alsatian French cuisine. Having worked as the chef’s assistant at NY’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health, where he later graduated from their Chef’s Training Program, Chef Adam’s cooking style focuses on fresh, healthy local ingredients. In addition to being a private chef, he has also worked with top chefs at the James Beard Foundation in Manhattan as well as NY’s Upper East Side’s Jewish Community Center Culinary Program. His other major culinary influence is Mediterranean cuisine, as he lived and worked in Barcelona for nearly two decades.


We also have other certified chefs that come in to teach specific classes from time to time.

Boars Head
Braille Institute
Caldwell Partners
Cisco Systems
City of Hope
Disney Digital & ABC Television Group
Ernst & Young
Extra Space
General Mills, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity
Inside Edition, Rocco DiSpirito
Kaiser Permanente
Luxottica Group (Bulgari Eyewear)
Meryll Lynch
NBC Universal - Comcast
Nestle, USA
Oakwood School
Parks and Recreation, season 6
St Jude Medical
The Millionaire Matchmaker, season 7
Udi’s Gluten Free
Woodbury University