I learned the history of the dishes. I loved the options that were given to each recipe. Harriet made the class so much fun. She is a dynamic diamond of 74 years... Exceptional experience!!
The cooking school was excellent. I have always been intimidated about making roux but not anymore.
Harriet was funny and kept our attention! We think she should have her own cooking show. Mand, yes,mother food was delicious!
This was my second time taking the Cooking Class and we loved every second of it. The food was delicious. The stories were hilarious, and my girls still talk about Kevin as if he is a good friend. Definitely would go again and again!
Everyone going to NOLA should do this. Informative, entertaining and a bargain. Lunch was included for the 10:00 class
AMAZING!! The only hiccup was that my husband and I were some how reserved for the wrong date July 1st instead of July 5th. We were still able to participate - it was just a bit stressful until they were able to confirm seating for us.
Thoroughly enjoyable and informative experience...cooking demonstration was full of cooking tips, history of the region and the region's food, and comedy! We enjoyed sharing our table with other guests, the food was delicious...and also the beer!
Fun, educational, and of course a tasteful class!! Chef Toya was a blast and her tips have already been put to use in our home. Everyone was super nice and I would attend one of these classes again in a heartbeat!!
I absolutely loved this experience. Miss Pat knows her history! I especially loved the way she introduced the history to the preparations of the gumbo, jambalaya and pralines. She was entertaining, funny, and classy. The food that she prepared was just delicious! The gumbo tasted even better with the local beer, which was also served. There was not a bad seat in the room as they had very large mirrors to display every move she made during the preparation. She kindly answered questions from us. After the food had been shared with all, she came down to meet us and engage in further lively conversations.
This was well worth the time to attend! I learned so much from Miss Pat and can't wait to try the recipes she taught us to make.
Love New Orleans Cooking Class!
This is a great way to spend an afternoon in New Orleans. The chef is most entertaining, creative, funny, and there is a lot to learn. The food is fun to eat and what better way to get to know the culture there?
it was a lot of fun. The chef was delightful and funny. The food was excellent, the best I had in New Orleans. I highly recommend it.
The instructor was knowledge, funny and entertaining. It was a wonderful experience and to be able to sample such large portions of the food was an exciting surprise. Great class and I would recommend it to anyone. A highlight of our trip. We also took the food tour which was excellent.
A well organized class. The chef told entertaining stories about the settlers of New Orleans and the foods enjoyed in the city. The food prepared was very tasty and the variety of beverages was great. Everyone could view the food preparation clearly. This class was fairly priced. A great way to spend a few hours. Reserve in advance to insure you get in to the class.
I took my husband and believe me cooking school is not his thing. He really enjoyed the experience. We came in late and were not made to feel embarrassed at all. The Instructor was not only entertaining the History lessons we received while the food was cooking were so informational. My Husband found her to be very interesting as he is a History buff. So glad we went, ya'll must go !!
We loved it! Big Kevin was great and funny and the food he made was delicious. Within a few days of returning home I had made the jambalaya and the pralines using and experimenting with his recipes. Highly recommended for anybody looking to learn more about New Orleans cuisine.
Our class was led by Pat and she was excellent. She provided history and interesting facts not only on the dishes that she was making, but also about the cultural history of the area. She had a great sense of humor and seemed to enjoy her job. We really enjoyed learning about how the dishes evolved and how the different foreign cultures that came to the area influenced the popular cuisines in LA. Pat also shared important tips that I knew would be important in re-creating the dishes. I was so confident when I got home that I made jambalaya the next day and it was amazing. I appreciated that there was not too much emphasis on the products that the business sells that are used in the dishes. The meal we were served along with the beer was satisfying and delicious. I highly recommend this experience. A very well spent sum of money!!
Excellent cooking class. Not just because you learnt some tips and trics, but mostly because of the chef hosting this class. He was just hillarious funny and knowledgable. Just amazing. Recommend it to everyone, and if I go back to New Orleans, I'll go there again for the fun factor. And the lunch we watch him prepare was also really good.