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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!

$30.00 USD

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.


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, Aug 2018

What a wonderful experience! Anne was an outstanding host and cook and provided excellent history about New Orleans! Food was outstanding! One of the best experiences. We thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class. Don't miss this one!

, Jul 2018

We learned so much from this demonstration about Creole and Cajun cooking. First lesson, how to make a roux and the uses of various roux. Excellent. We got to see how Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Pralines are made, and then we got to sample them. I also bought a lot of cooking stuff at their store. A great experience and well worth the cost.

, Jul 2018

Harriet was our chef, and she was amazing. She provided us with the New Orleans' rich history on their food and culture. She taught the class with such passion that you wanted more. She was funny and interjected tales of her own family. We just loved her!

, Jul 2018

I enjoyed the demonstration. I was not aware that roux could change color the longer it's cooked and would have a different flavor depending on its color. The gumbo was a bit spicy, but still delicious. I loved the pralines and jambalaya. The instructor was funny and easygoing. I would recommend this class to anyone unfamiliar with New Orleans cooking.

, Jul 2018

We had fun while we watched and a wonderful meal. I will make gumbo at home. The shop had a great variety of cookbooks and products. Plus chocolate pralines. YUM!

, Jul 2018

The presentation was excellent and enjoyable. The information about food and New Orleans history was a fun learning bonus. The food was wonderful and he made it look easy. We will see if I can do it myself. :)

, Jun 2018

One of our favorite activities in New Orleans! We had Julie and she was so funny and knowledgable. This is enough food for a big lunch and it is all delicious!

, May 2018

This was one of our favorite tours during our visit to New Orleans. Pat was our instructor and she was fantastic! They had a mirror above her cooking station so you could see exactly what she was cooking. She had a great personality and sense of humor and answered a lot of questions as she explained the history of New Orleans cooking. The chicken and sausage gumbo was my favorite dish and was delicious! The Jambalaya was very good and not sticky or clumpy at all. The pralines and banana foster were a great ending to the class. I also really enjoyed the lemonade and beer that was served. I wasn't a huge fan of the hard biscuits served in the beginning of the class though. I highly recommend this tour as you'll get a few good laughs, knowledge of some great history, and some amazing food!

, 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.

, Apr 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.

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