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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. 

Highlights

  • 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 
ask!

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

Sheena F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fantastic class, the teacher was great. She was clear on the instructions and welcomed questions. She was also hilarious! Well worth doing

Diane E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Harriet and her assistants provided a fun, relaxed, informative, delicious two hours of cooking in NOLA!

Kym

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

What a great way to spend an afternoon in New Orleans!!
Learned so much about making delicious gumbo and jambalaya and having the right beer go with dinner!!
I loved learning more about the culture and history of New Orleans and Louisiana.
My husband is coming next time!

Amy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was one of the highlights to my vacation! The chef was well spoken, explained everything well and was a good speaker overall. He answered everyone's questions and the food was wonderful! The samples were more like a meal, my husband and I went from 2-4p and ate so much we never had dinner. It was unlimited craft beer My husband loved that! and very good tea. Don't miss this tour, even my husband who was reluctant to go, enjoyed it! probably the beer...

Jean W P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a wonderful experience. In addition to learning how to make and use roux properly, we learned a lot about the historical influences in New Orleans cuisine. Our chef, Brandon, was knowledgeable and amusing. I can't wait to make Gumbo and Jambalaya. This class came at the beginning of a 2 week vacation, visiting multiple cities and taking a number of tours. The cooking class kept coming up in our conversation throughout the trip. I recommend this course to everyone.

Jennifer F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

My husband and I loved the New Orleans Cooking Class. It's in the heart of the French Quarter, the food was delish, we met nice people, and the cooking instructor was awesome!

JXJ United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Amazing way to spend a couple hours, we learned about the local culture and how the NOLA food culture took way to the area. The chef was more than cooking instructor she made the time spent very enjoyable, then afterwards enjoyed the fruits of the class, awesome meal made easy. Can hardly wait to try at home.

Best value in town

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Marlen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

You get a great direction on how to cook the dishes with a lot of New Orleans history explaining the cuisine background. You get to taste everything that is cooked during the class and take the recipes home. I highly recommend it!

Damon R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

very fun way to spend a few hours, meet some great people and eat some wonderful food

Jutta C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The cooking class was very interesting and very well organized. The chef was very knowledgeable and not only gave us information regarding the ingredients of the dishes he was preparing but also a lot of interesting background facts about the culture and origin of the food. We enjoyed generous portions of the delicious food after the class and the free beer to go with it.

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