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New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Get the full Louisiana dining experience during a fun and educational New Orleans cooking demonstration 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 demonstration 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 from expert chefs
  • Enjoy generous samplings of the dishes accompanied by complimentary beer, iced tea, and coffee
  • Take the recipes home with you!

Sample Menu


Corn and Crab Bisque






Shrimp or Chicken Creole


Crawfish Etoufee


Bread Pudding


Bananas Foster




Pecan Pie

What's Included

  • New Orleans cooking demonstration class
  • Generous sampling of all items
  • Coffee, iced tea and beer
  • Recipes
  • $5 fee payable on site for special requests due to dietary restrictions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • New Orleans School of Cooking
    524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    524 St. Louis St. New Orleans, LA 70130

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Give your trip to New Orleans a culinary edge with a lively cooking demonstration class featuring some delectable Creole classics! Head to the New Orleans School of Cooking and get to know an expert local chef. Hear the history of Louisiana’s soulful cuisine, including the melting pot of cultural influence that distinguishes Cajun and Creole dishes. 

Watch 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, storytelling, 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 understanding 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.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This is a demonstration class only; there is no hands-on training
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

Warning : don't eat lunch before the 2::00 pm class.
If you get a chance to take a class here, do not pass up the opportunity.
Great experience ,, well worth giving it a try,, you get to eat local foods in a restaurant atmosphere.
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Great Food Delightful Experience
Konni_Y, Sep 2022
Our chef Michael was an amazing storyteller on top of being a talented chef. The Corn Chowder Bisque, Shrimp Creole, Pecan Pralines and Bananas Foster were absolutely the most delicious dishes we’ve had in New Orleans. The hospitality and food made this tour worth the time and money. Everyone should take this tour!!
The history of the food...
Jennifer_T, Sep 2022
The history of the food is what made it memorable. Now I can put a depth to what I am eating. Would definitely come back and learn more dishes. We have only been here twice so we have many more to go
The class was great!! ...
judy_h, Aug 2022
The class was great!! The instructor had lots of information regarding food prep/cooking history & funny stories. The best part we got to eat such a delicious meal. Took home the recipes to try at home. Would love to take another class when n NO
Louis_C, Aug 2022
I have been to this class a number of times. Gets better each time. Background history and food stories keep getting better. Brought a first tmer with me and he thought it was fantastic
Yum at NOLA School of Cooking
Vivian_N, Aug 2022
Entertaining, educational, delicious food. Looking forward to trying out the recipes we were given. Lots of laughs and the surprise beverage was fun!
Great demo class
donna_k, Aug 2022
We would do this again! Excellent instructor who told us a lot about the history of New Orleans and how the various diverse peoples contributed to the food culture. Thoroughly enjoyed this class
Yum yum
David_D, Sep 2022
We are from nearby and make a lot of New Orleans style food but wanted to get a serving of local culture and cooking and this experience was excellent. Dianne was fantastic and gave such wonderful insights into the history and traditions of Creole cooking. Highly recommend.
Add this tour to your list!
Michelle_B, Aug 2022
Fabulous experience!!! Fun, informative, and delicious! Diane was an amazing Chef and hostess! We learned the history of the food as well as the culture! Don’t miss this one!!!
The presentation and food...
Jane_H, Sep 2022
The presentation and food were great! We would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to New Orleans.
Gumbo and Jabamlaya NOLA Style.
Jay_C, Sep 2022
You not only taught how to cook authentic NOLA food. The most valuable thing is that they educate you on its origins and how it evolves over time. The stories of the names and recipes were derived. It’s an amazing class. Definitely have a great time.
Loved every minute!
Pride_S, Aug 2022
Wonderful experience. Great food, great recipes! So much knowledge of the city and state! Cannot recommend this stop enough! We lived here for a few years and I cook a good bit and there was something for every level. It is such a fun morning to spend in the city!
Enjoyed It
Sherry_C, Aug 2022
We had a great time. Chef Suzanne was wonderful. She made it interesting and fun. We got a lesson in Louisiana history and some wonderful recipes. The food tastings were also nice.
Creole Cooking at its Best
Sandra_H, Aug 2022
We loved the chef. She was not only informative but very entertaining. We laughed all through the presentation and really enjoyed each course. Myself, I have never liked spicy food, even black pepper, but the gumbo and the creole chicken was superb in that she only added the essential ingredients and left the spices to us. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and can't wait to do it again on my next trip.
Casual, fun atmosphere
Judith_C, Sep 2022
This class was a lot of fun. Very casual, yet informative. I'm not a great cook, so I didn't want a hands-on experience, but I learned a lot about gumbo, jambalaya, bread pudding, and pralines, so I can appreciate these foods even if I just order them in a restaurant. (And the samples were so much better than what I had already eaten at local restaurants!). I'll definitely try the bread pudding recipe, and may even go for the gumbo.
We had a great time and would recommend this class to anyone.
Don_N, Aug 2022
Diane did a great job teaching this class. She was very knowledgeable and made the class fun through her enthusiasm.
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The best meal in NOLA
Garrett_O, Sep 2022
Great NOLA experience. Excellent food and the history of the crescent city and the people. Highly recommended
Go for Harriet alone 🙌🏼
Casey_H, Sep 2022
Such a fun experience! Harriet, our cook, was such a delight and had a plethora of knowledge on all things NOLA and it’s history! Not only did she cook beautifully, she was a genuine spirit and made the whole demo worth every penny.
Wonderful time!!
Karen_S, Aug 2022
My husband and I booked the cooking demonstration class and we loved it!! The food was delicious and the staff were very welcoming. We hope we can make these dishes at home!!🤞🏻
Loved our instructor
Misty_H, Aug 2022
Pat was an amazing instructor and captivating story teller! Not to mention the food was incredible! Left so full!! Learned so much and can’t wait to try these recipes at home!
Another wonderful experience!
Bambi_W, Sep 2022
This was our second time here, and once again, we had an amazing time! The food was delicious! The atmosphere was terrific! I absolutely can't wait to get back home and try out these new recipes!!!


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