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

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What you can expect during your visit
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
524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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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.

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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

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Great Experience!
Delores_M
, Apr 2021
Awesome experience! Highlight of my NOLA vacation. Would highly recommend this experience to any foodie wanting to learn the real deal on Cajun and Creole cooking.
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A must do!
Sue_H
, Apr 2021
Going to the New Orleans School of Cooking is a great experience! You will not be disappointed! The chef not only demonstrates local foods, but gives a history lesson as well!
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Super Yum
Jodi_A
, Apr 2021
Interesting to learn about the history of New Orleans and where each type of food or ingredient originated from. The food was amazing! We'll definitely be trying some of the recipes!
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Great educational show
Audience
, Apr 2021
This was not just a class. It was a show. The host was funny and yet we learned some things too. Both my husband and I went and we would both do it again.
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Best Cooking Class Ever!
Patricia_M
, Apr 2021
Everyone was so nice and friendly as we walked in, and the crew was well-organized. The food was amazing and full of flavor. It was six of us and everyone had the same thought: the chef was knowledgeable, the food was great and we would definitely return for another class. It was a three-course meal in two hours. We received lots of drink refills. It was a super great deal!
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Enjoyable class worth repeating
A-Warfield
, Mar 2021
Informative, entertaining and fun experience with great chef. The recipes were delicious. Excited to try making them on my own at home!
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Great Experience
AJN
, Mar 2021
Loved the history tidbits along the way. Teacher was funny and informative. Servers were great. Would do again!
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A must!!!
rita_f
, Mar 2021
Omg! Best tour ever! So entertaining, the chef Harriet was fabulous. The food was scrumptious and so generous we actually had dinner there and couldn’t eat anymore! If I could give it 10 stars I would! And we do a lot of tours!!
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Okies in New Orleans
duane_m
, Mar 2021
What a delightful experience! The food was wonderful; but we also learned so many cooking tips. The cooking class was definitely a generous and gracious experience. It topped off our trip to NOLA.
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amazing day!
Adeepa_S
, Mar 2021
Delicious food and such a funny presenter. Ms. Patty taught us how to make gumbo and jambalaya- it was incredible, and filling! We also had two deserts-pralines and bananas foster- so good!!!
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