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New Orleans Cooking Class

  • Cooking class in New Orleans
  • Get to know the basics of Louisiana cooking at the New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Learn how to make New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya and pralines form your expert chefs
New Orleans Cooking Class
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10:00am ClassMost Popular
Class begins at 10:00am and lasts for 2.5 hours. Includes 4 menu items: gumbo, jambalaya, bread pudding, and pralines.
2:00pm Class
Class begins at 2:00pm and lasts for 2 hours. Includes 3 menu items: gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines.
10:00am Class Tuesday Demo
Class begins at 10:00am and lasts for 2.5 hours. Includes 4 menu items: gumbo, jambalaya, bananas foster, and pralines.
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Get the full Louisiana dining experience with a fun and educational New Orleans cooking class. Take a seat amongst other foodies in a converted 19th century molasses warehouse and get ready to learn – and eat! Meet a lively local chef and learn the fundamentals of preparing classic Creole dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines. Then dig into delicious samples complemented by local beer or a sweet ice tea.
What to Expect
Give your trip to New Orleans a culinary edge with a lively cooking class featuring some delectable Creole classics! Head to the New Orleans School of Cooking for an approximate 2‐hour course in the company of other food enthusiasts. Get to know an expert local chef and hear the history of Louisiana’s soulful cuisine, including the melting pot of cultural influence that distinguishes Cajun and Creole dishes. 

As your guest chef prepares famous dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish etouffée, learn traditional techniques – such as the importance of a good roux – and the variety of unique spices that give classic Louisiana fare its distinctive flavor. Enjoy local anecdotes, story telling and interesting facts from your chef – and if you want to know the (slight) difference between Cajun and Creole food, just ask!

After each live cooking demonstration, indulge in hearty samples paired with tasty local beer, iced tea or coffee. Leave with a better understand of food and some recipes to take home and perfect on your own!

Menu items may include any of the following: gumbo, jambalaya, corn and crab bisque, shrimp or chicken creole, shrimp and artichoke soup, crawfish etoufee, bread pudding, bananas foster, pralines, and pecan pie.
Reviews (585)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great time. Bring your appetite!

My wife and I came to the class with high expectations and we were not disappointed. The instructor was outstanding and highly accommodating. He had interesting stories and really cared about all the guest. Highly recommended.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Cooking class

First time doing the cooking class, Chef Brandon was great! FOOD WAS AWESOME!!!!! Looking forward to trying at home. Would highly recommend

Thank loriinmd42
Reviewed 1 week ago
Unique Experience

Chef Matt did not disappoint. I'm not a great cook but, loved hearing the history of the area along with the preparation of the food! So interesting!!! I would highly recommend this for a different experience. Not to be missed!

Thank rhoadesco
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Cooking Class & More

We were at the Cooking demo with Chef Pat at the NOLA School of Cooking. We learned how to make Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Pralines. Chef Pat also treated us to a colorful and interesting history of New Orleans. We loved it and her! You are...More

Thank GnR95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Delicious! Yes flavor!

This was such a fun experience! We went to the 2:00 class and watched Chef Brandon make Corn and Crab Bisque, Chicken Étouffée, and pralines. Not only does the chef cook, he tells stories. It was amazing to learn about the origins of the food...More

Thank Chelsea Z
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9 July 2018|
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Response from Brent D | Reviewed this property |
no beverages provided. ample juice coffee tea and beer
6 July 2018|
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Response from BonnieVR | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. It's a long time for little kids to sit quietly without fussing. I'd say this is an adult activity - for the enjoyment of the participants. Best to find someone to mind the kids.
6 July 2018|
Response from 961leader | Reviewed this property |
This was the only cooking school we attended in NOLA. Best bet is to call them directly
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