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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
From US$30.00
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10am Wednesday,Saturday,SundayMost Popular
Class begins at 10:00am and lasts for 2.5 hours. Includes 4 menu items: gumbo, jambalaya, bread pudding, and pralines.
From US$35.00
2pm Monday, Thursday, Friday
Class begins at 2:00pm and lasts for 2 hours. Includes 3 menu items: gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines.
From US$30.00
10am Tuesday
Class begins at 10:00am and lasts for 2.5 hours. Includes 4 menu items: gumbo, jambalaya, bananas foster, and pralines.
From US$35.00
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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.
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Reviews (621)
1 - 5 of 110 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa W

Enjoyed Chef Brandon's sharing knowledge of New Orleans cooking history and personal stories. Food was delicious and class was as advertised. I would do a similar class again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great great wonderful

Really enjoyed the teacher Brandon and the food Everything was done very well and I am planning on another visit It is a great way to spend two hours and learn much about Louisiana food and culture

Thank harrisonsw
Reviewed 1 week ago
Become a Top Chef!

Out of all the things we did while visiting New Orleans this place ranks #1! We all became a Top Chef just from attending the observation class. It was well worth the $32-we found a coupon for $3 off online. They sent us home with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kim F
Reviewed 1 week ago
Used to be great... now, not so much

So, my husband and I have done this class 3 other times. The first time we did it, we were regaled with the history of how each ingredient made it's way to New Orleans and how it became part of each recipe. We were riveted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank molliedance01
NOSOC, Manager at New Orleans School of Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. These reviews help us to continually improve the customer experience at the New Orleans School of Cooking. We have reached out to you directly via TripAdvisor message to learn more about this situation. We hope to hear from you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago
First Class Lesson, Food, and Instructor

We had a first class cooking lesson and we made first class delicious food. We also benefited from a first class instructor, Sarah. For three hours she kept up a constant delivery of instructions and information in an interesting way. She spoke loud and clear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike O
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23 November 2018|
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Response from 301kristinc | Reviewed this property |
Let them know, there was a vegetarian in our class and they provided separate vegetarian food so they didn’t go without. However, the cooking demonstrations were not vegetarian.
9 July 2018|
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Response from Nigelcat | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - I suggest you contact the school directly. In my experience the are very approachable.
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.
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