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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 322 Reviews

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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 or 2.5 hours

New Orleans Cooking Class

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

Beverly L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Learned and tasted a lot. Good humor during presentation

Jean R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Chef Kevin was a fun guy. The food was delicious. We go every year during our NOLA vacation!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Instructor was so fun. Food was great. Overall a wonderful class


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fabulous. Chef was fabulous. We recommend this to everyone. Food was incredible.

Jacklyn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a wonderful introduction to some of the most popular Louisiana dishes... The class was fun, a great learning experience and the food was delicious.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We really loved the cooking demo. The instructor women was very entertaining and funny
The food was very good and we received so many tips. We will probably do this again when in NOLA


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

One of our favorite activities in New Orleans, and that's saying a lot! Toya was so fun, and the food was incredible. I thought we were going to get sample tastes, but instead we had a full, delicious meal and laughed a lot. You won't regret it!

Leila H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

short but very interesting demo of gumbo and other traditional New Orleans food. Lots of history thrown in. Very worthwhile

Donna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Absolutely wonderful! The woman chef was incredibly knowledgeable - we got an entire history lesson of the foods, the cultures they came from, the countries the spices came from and her sense of humor was over the top! We could not have had a better time! This is a MUST DO EVENT!

Otto B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We really enjoyed the afternoon. Was very entertaining.

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