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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful afternoon great food

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Unbelievably entertaining....and DELICIOUS! Chef Pat was a historian and well as a wonderful cooking instructor! We will be back next year for more lessons!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Chef Kevin was very entertaining. We had a full house of 60 persons and everybody had enough to eat. Lasted 2.5 hours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The highlight of my trip! Kevin Belton was engaging, knowledgeable and the time flew. I felt I learned a lot about New Orleans cuisine and preparation. I had thought it was hands on but even though it wasn't, the pace was perfect and they keep you fed! Highly, highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The cooking class on Monday with Chef Kevin was a highlight of my trip! Demonstrations were good, food was so delicious and Kevin was very entertaining! Wished I would have had more time for more classes. Next time, I'll attend Cooking School again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The Cooking class was great - learned how to make crab and corn soup, shrimp creole, pralines and bananas foster and the best part, were served generous helpings of everything. The chef was excellent and told many interesting stories. Best bargain in New Orleans.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an absolutely wonderful experience! The presentation and demo were entertaining and informative, and the food was delicious. I would do this activity again in a heartbeat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a must do if like to cook. We will do this again the next time we are in New Orleans.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a great to learn not only about the food but also about New Orleans history. We had a great time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great experience. Particularly liked that Michael provided a history of New Orleans while he cooked. Very personable.

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