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New Orleans Cooking Class

New Orleans, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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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

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Cooking Class?
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.
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Cooking Class?
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.
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Cooking Class?
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
  • "Water, tea and beer included along with an interesting chef, don't miss it classes at 10-12 or 2-4 as well as smaller cook it yourself classes." See review


1,036 Reviews
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, Feb 2021
Would do this cooking demo class again. So much fun and the food was wonderful. Hope we can duplicate the recipes. A must to do in New Orleans
, Feb 2021
Due to COVID-19, I’m forced to learn how to cook and so my experience is highly limited, but the cooking lessons were easy enough to follow and understand plus the teacher is VERY charismatic and knowledgeable that it gives me the courage to try cooking the recipe he showed and provided.
Well worth the time and money.
, Feb 2021
Mike was informative, entertaining and an excellent cook. The items he prepared were the absolute best. I thoroughly enjoyed his class
Great fun cooking demonstration
, Feb 2021
This was so much fun! Rene was our chef and he did a fabulous job explaining how to make everything. A truly wonderful experience. Highly recommend!
Educational and Delicious
, Feb 2021
Ms. Pat did a awesome job with explaining the steps of what she was cooking. She was always open for questions. It was a fun and great experience.
Best experience
, Feb 2021
Chef was great and food was great and the help was great. The history we learned was great. We were happy with the cooking lessons as well as shopping for their products but also other products. Thank you for all athe fun and cooking lessons.
Loved New Orleans Cooking School
, Feb 2021
The food was delicious. Harriet was the best, she really made us feel at home. She showed me some new technIques I can't wait to try when I get home.The place was clean and comfortable. Loved it.
Great experience
, Feb 2021
Great experience. Chef was very interesting and knowledgeable about history of foods from the area. Would definitely attend another demonstration.
Great food and fun
, Jan 2021
Had a great time with Chef Eric. The food was very good and we had plenty to eat. Felt very safe with social distancing. Served us Abita beer complimentary with our food. Definitely a great demo filled with lots of tips!
, Jan 2021
Our Chef was amazing! I would highly recommend this experience. He was well knowledgeable, funny, and the food was even more delicious 🤤! A must try once in NOLA!

Product code: 3108LUNCH

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