+1 (323) 202-7964
5020 Eagle Rock Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041

The Test Kitchen by Wildwood Ovens & BBQ's is more than just a venue, class or kitchen - it is an experience to remember.

Whether you’re cooking, tasting or celebrating with us, your time with Wildwood is one you will never forget.

Private Events

Book your next private event at The Test Kitchen.

The Test Kitchen offers several spaces that can be booked individually or combined. Our unique culinary venue offers three kitchens, three wood fired ovens, Brazilian BBQ’s, Argentinian parrillas, and yakitori grills, complemented by an intimate setting, suitable for all types of events.

Visit our Venue page for a look at the layout and details about our unique spaces.

Please contact us for booking rates and availability.

Tasting Workshops

The Test Kitchen's Tasting Workshops teach you the art of cooking through your tastebuds.

Woodfired Pizza Workshop

A scintillating experience brimming with Neopolitan authenticity and flavor.

Brazilian BBQ Workshop

A blazing adventure of skewering and barbecuing over real wood coals.

Tapas Workshop

An international exploration through the art of preparing small bites.

About Our Chef

Meet the man behind The Test Kitchen, Michael Gerard.

President of Wildwood sitting outside of Wildwood Ovens & BBQ's

Michael Gerard is the creator of The Test Kitchen, and Wildwood Ovens’ innovative wood fired cooking products. 


Michael’s family had an urban farm at their Los Angeles home where they grew what they ate.

“Long before this was a trend, this is how we lived. I learned how to harvest eggs, dispatch chickens, and extract honey from our bee hives. Growing food was everything to my dad, who after working 12 hour days, would go home and work in the garden.”


Michael is a proponent of sustainable food production and the farm to table movement. His teaching style takes a less is more approach.

“Most of the time I cook with 4 ingredients or less, but I dig deep into these ingredients: local organic vegetables, estate olive oils, the finest spices, you get the picture. In the classes I adapt classic culinary techniques to the wood fired oven.”


Since 2002, Wildwood Ovens has received accolades from chefs worldwide for their impressive products and performance. For more information on our ovens, visit our Wildwood Ovens site.