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Tour code: 3108LUNCH
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. 


  • 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
  • Enjoy generous samplings of the dishes accompanied by complimentary beer, iced tea and coffee
  • Take the recipes home with you!

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans Cooking Class

Enjoy Delicious Recipes Like Bread Pudding

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 

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! 

Customer Reviews

Ruth E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was so good, can't wait to try some of the dishes st home!

randy r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

great class. the instructor was very good, funny and a great cook besides.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My 2 daughters and I loved this class. Chef Toya was fabulous! Class was educational as well as entertaining. Learned several dishes and techniques that can be used to cook other food courses. We will definitely return to NOSOC when we return to New Orleans.

Colleen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highlight of our trip! Super fun and would recommend to anyone!! More than a cooking class... but a great New Orleans history experience as well. Just book it... you won't regret it!

Ciara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Deborah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Outstanding experience and value. if we make it back to NOLA I'll do another one.

josephine r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Had a great time, met some great people, and learned more about cooking the NOLA way!

Reba A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The cooking class was the highlight of the New Orleans trip. Not only did it show how to prepare and taste some of the city's most traditional dishes but provided a very detailed history lesson. The instructor was witty and funny. The entire staff which included the class assistants and the store clerks were friendly and provided good customer service. There are so many other traditional dishes that I would like to learn how to prepare. So we will sign up for other classes on our future visits to the Big Easy!
Reba and Herb


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great class with Big Kevin! He's a wonderful man with a great attitude and provided us with lots of tips and tricks pre leant in New Orleans cooking. The food was amazing and the class is well worth your time and money!

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic experience all around! The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and our instructor, Kevin, was entertaining and informative. I would highly recommend taking this cooking class if you'd like to see and eat authentic local cuisine. It was very good value for the money.

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