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New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal

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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
New Orleans School of Cooking , 524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

524 St. Louis St. New Orleans, LA 70130

This activity will end right where it started.
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
  • 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal?
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 Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "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

Reviews

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star-5
Great experience
Angelica_M
, May 2022
Bought this for my girls and they truly enjoyed the cooking show. They learned quite a bit from this class
star-5
Food, Fun, History, and more
Teaka_G
, May 2022
It was amazing! Not only did we get to try all the dishes chef cooked, but he gave us some history of new Orleans. You could tell he really loved what he did.
star-5
Fantastic Demo and Food
Erin_L
, May 2022
This is a wonderful experience. The food was amazing. The instructor gave clear instructions and it was easy to follow along with the demonstration.
star-5
One of the best experiences yet…
Kelly_E
, May 2022
Fantastic experience! The instructor was knowledgeable, engaging, and humorous. I truly feel like I can go home a whip up some authentic creole meals… and the food was PHENOMENAL ❤️💕
star-4
New cooking techniques
Beverly_D
, May 2022
This was a great lunch and demo. Great value for the money. Great interaction. I learned 2 new things about okra and gumbo.
star-5
Fun way to learn Creole Food
Karen_M
, May 2022
Wonderful introduction to creole food. Chef was very entertaining and full of historical information about New Orleans and food
star-5
A MUST DO in NOLA !!
Cynthia_H
, May 2022
MICHAEL MICHAEL MICHAEL!! Went for the food and was surprised by the fun! The whole team was wonderful. Informative instructional and incredibly delicious!! Thanks to all!
star-5
The Absolute Best
Duvon_T
, May 2022
Everything about this experience was good . The energy, the food & especially learning the history of each dish. I can’t wait to try it all back home in Florida!
star-5
Great time!
Lisa_M
, May 2022
My husband and I had a great time at the cooking class! The food was excellent and tips and tricks were helpful.
star-5
Great food and wonderful experience.
John_R
, May 2022
Had never been to a live cooking demo so wasn't sure what to expect. Our demonstrator was great. Gave a wonderful background of how history influenced the cuisine in New Orleans. The food was excellent. We came away with recipes, a bit of history and full bellies.

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