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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Overview

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!
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Starter
Corn and Crab Bisque
Main
Gumbo
Jambalaya
Shrimp or Chicken Creole
Crawfish Etoufee
Dessert
Bread Pudding
Bananas Foster
Pralines
Pecan Pie
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

Departure Point

524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

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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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans School of Cooking

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Cooking Class?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Cooking Class.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Cooking Class?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Cooking Class.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Cooking Class?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Cooking Class.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Warning : don't eat lunch before the 2::00 pm class." See review
  • "If you get a chance to take a class here, do not pass up the opportunity." See review

Reviews

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Great
Robert_H
, Jun 2021
Great Class with lots of interesting insights. Instructor is excellent and very entertaining. Would highly recommend
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Cigarette smoke through the a/c vents
Raul_D
, Jun 2021
The room was dusty everywhere, my wife found some hair pins under the bed sheets, there was cigarette smell coming through the a/c vents most of the time especially at night Will not stay here again or recommend to anyone
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A taste of New Orleans!
Brady_O
, Jun 2021
What a memorable event! Rene and team were funny, professional and knowledgeable. So much more than"just" a demonstration; a history lesson, comedy show and a cooking demo. Most highly recommended.
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Cajun
Chris_P
, Jun 2021
Excellent information and instructions!!! Learned a great deal on the difference of Cajun and creole food!!
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star-5
Lots of fun & a great experience
Lance_T
, Jun 2021
It was great! I think the chefs name was Cindy & she was so funny & kind & personable! The food & recipes were very good!
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Great Food and Fun
Steph_G
, Jun 2021
What a great first day experience in NOLA. Our Chef was very knowledgeable, sweet and fun. The food was Amazing from the Gumbo to the Creole to the Praline. If you want to get a taste of NOLA and recipes to follow definitely try this out.
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Awesome and delicious!
Ambia_V
, Jun 2021
Wonderful experience, very thorough and looking forward to trying the recipes!! Rene was great and knowledgeable and entertaining.
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star-5
Worth the money.
John_T
, Jun 2021
Our chef was very entertaining, we learned a lot about cooking, and we enjoyed our samples. Highly recommend
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An awesome experience
April_T
, Jun 2021
The food and chef Rene was absolutely amazing and hilarious. Would definitely recommend to friends and family visiting New Orleans
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Great experience!
Angela_G
, Jun 2021
This was the best experience!! Rene was very knowledgeable about the food, culture, history. I come against and will recommend!!
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