• 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

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Donna was a fabulous guide.
We could have spent the entire day with her telling us about her city

James Bell United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was my third time, and hope to attend again soon.

Frances B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very enjoyable!

Peter A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We enjoyed the cooking class. The chef was entertaining. In addition to showing us how to prepare three dishes which my wife enjoyed, he was able to explain the historical context behind how the dishes were developed over time which I enjoyed. We were served gumbo, jambalaya, and pecan pie enough food that we decided not to go for dinner after, as originally planned. A fun way to spend an afternoon in New Orleans.

Kathleen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We attended the afternoon New Orleans Scool of Cooking class. Our chef Ed was excellent. He gave great tips, slipped in many history facts about New Orleans, and showed the group how to cook the three dishes. Best of all, we got to eat the results. We even got seconds! The class made me appreciate regional dishes and the history behind them. Plus the price was right.

Colleen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We booked 3 different tours in New Orleans and I loved them all. The cooking class was my favorite. While learning how to make gumbo, jambalaya and pralines, you also get to enjoy eating the food while enjoying beverages which even include beer. All for the price of the cooking class. It was wonderful.

Barbara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The chef taught us a lot of where the New Orleans food and recipes came from. He gave us recipes and we watched him make it...with clear explanations. We also got to eat what he made. We made gumbo, jambaylai, and pralines.
I highly recommend this class. They gave us water, tea and beer to drink.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Harriet was an excellent chef and kept us laughing

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