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New Orleans Cooking Class

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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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Corn and Crab Bisque
Shrimp or Chicken Creole
Crawfish Etoufee
Bread Pudding
Bananas Foster
Pecan Pie
New Orleans cooking demonstration class
Generous sampling of all items
Coffee, iced tea and beer
$5 fee payable on site for special requests due to dietary restrictions

Departure Point

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

524 St. Louis St. New Orleans, LA 70130

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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.
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
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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
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What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Cooking Class?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers.

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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
  • "Great experience ,, well worth giving it a try,, you get to eat local foods in a restaurant atmosphere." See review


1,202 Reviews

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Eat ‘em up NOLA!
, Sep 2021
We were with our traveling couple friends and thought this would be a fun heat of the day activity while in NOLA. It turned out to be much more than that! Great food…entertaining chef…and great afternoon!
Great combination of history and food!
, Aug 2021
Watching my children understand the confluence of politics, history, ethnicity and food! They learned a lot and had a great time.
80 bucks waisted
, Aug 2021
Honestly I was very disappointed. The food was not very good. I wanted to ask for a refund. Not much more to say-
So fun!
, Aug 2021
My husband and I had a GREAT time in our cooking class. Our chef, Rene, was wonderful, informative, and funny. The demonstration was great but getting to snack on all the food was greater! We also loved getting to chat with everyone in the class and made several new friends. Looking forward to trying out our new recipes and spices at home. GREAT experience!
My sister enjoyed her...
, Aug 2021
My sister enjoyed her birthday gift. We ate, laughed and really enjoyed the class with Chef Renee. We are looking forward to making our dishes at home.
A Must Experience
, Aug 2021
The history of New Orleans cooking was fascinating. Ms Pat was informative as well entertaining. The food was delicious.
, Aug 2021
Our chef Renee was so fun, informative and the food was great. We received the recipes to make when going home. What a wonderful opportunity to learn some Cajun and Creole cooking while visiting NOLA. Thank you !!!
A must do!
, Aug 2021
We really enjoyed every part of the experience. Rene was an awesome chef and entertainer. His knowledge of the local history was fabulous. Food was delicious and I can’t wait to get home and cook some gumbo. We will do this again next time we’re in town.
Cooking with New Orleans, yassss!!!
, Aug 2021
My husband and I really enjoyed the cooking classes. The instructor was very interesting, helpful, fun,and the food was the best. Everything that was cooked was sooo good. At the end of the class I had to buy the spices for home, we can't wait to get cooking at home.
Amazing experience!
, Aug 2021
We enjoyed every minute of this informative class! I picked up some great tips and learn more history about the origins of New Orleans.

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