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New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal

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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
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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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
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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
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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


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Engaging, informative fun
, Dec 2021
The fact the speaker was very engaging and informative with a side of humor. Me and my mom enjoyed the learning how the food was made and what it took to make it
Delightful and Delicious Dining Experience
, Nov 2021
Delightful and delicious demonstration dining experience. A history lesson as well as a cooking lesson! Chef Tom was a wealth of information. A food tour without the walking. Excellent option any time, but certainly in inclement weather.
Great stories, food and atmosphere.
, Nov 2021
Title says it all, but apparently it needs more characters because of course giving 5 stars and a short, sweet and accurate 5 words or 31 characters isn’t enough. If your into it or curious about the local cuisine and history, do it.
Let’s go our separate ways now that it’s over
, Nov 2021
It was fine — the etouffee was a bit flavorless but everything else was good — but I wish the cooking school would let me opt out of all the follow up emails, they are bombarding me. I don’t live in New Orleans so I don’t need to know about every upcoming cooking event.
Excellent experience to come back to!
, Nov 2021
Excellent! Excellent! Everyone will have a different experience with different chefs, crowds, and people you bring. Our class had a few people that make this a regular thing for themselves. The food was excellent and I love that we got the recipes to take home!
Cooking Class with pizzazz
, Nov 2021
The class was lead by Harriet. She is a very enthusiastic teacher and historian who knows about Louisiana cuisine. The food tasting was wonderful. We watched her make Gumbo, Jambalaya and lastly, Pralines. I would take her other classes any time. Well worth the money.
Food, Comedy & Culture!
, Nov 2021
The class was both informative & entertaining. It exceeded my expectations. The food was tasty and the chef shared so much historical information about the Creole, German, French and American influence on the culture. Who can resist food, comedy & history all in one?
Old Louisiana history
, Nov 2021
The history of Louisiana below I-10 and before it became part of the US. The use of lard in the cooking.
Sa Bonne!!
, Nov 2021
Great history narrative along with the cooking demonstration. And Chef Dianne has such a wonderful personality.
Eat and Learn
, Nov 2021
We had a wonderful time learning to make NOLA recipes. And we were provided with ample samples of everything. Excellent event!

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