• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • 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!

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!

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.

Customer Reviews

Michelle H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Always a great experience over the years, I've done this three times. Chefs are always engaging and the food is delicious. You sit with other people and that's aways fun.

Dale F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Everyone we asked before going to New Orleans shared the food is great. What better to do than to take a cooking class and this class was outstanding. We were shown how to make gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines. WOW! Not only did it look easy to make, but it was very flavorful and delicious. Now the proof will be making it at home, which is the next step. Highly recommend this experience to take home.

Concordia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Lots of cooking tips and good food too, how can you beat that

Joan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a great experience to learn to cook a classic New Orleans gumbo and sample it too!

David K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Pat was adorable. Not only did we learn to cook gumbo, jambalaya, bread pudding and pralines, we learned the history of how different countries contributed to make these delicious dishes.

Margy United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great experience in this cooking class. We had so much to eat, which I wasn't expecting. Everything was delicious and the chef was informative and funny. Had fun shopping after for spices and a terrific wooden spoon.

Wendy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent morning with plenty of wonderful food to try. Inspirational cooking, can't wait to try the recipes at home.

Barry J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Super class demo and you are fed what was professionally cooked. Different day, different menu...but always appy, main and dessert based on New Orleans cooking. Water, tea and beer included along with an interesting chef...don't miss it classes at 10-12 or 2-4 as well as smaller cook it yourself classes.

Paul F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Alot of fun ...... food was really good ..... would recommend.

Karen P Spain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Pat is an amazing host with a wonderful no nonsense attitude, particularly to suggestions of healthier options! Lots of history, great tips as she cooked and the tasting was delicious. Highly recommend.

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