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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
Good for avoiding crowds

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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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!
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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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?
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


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Worth it!
, Apr 2020
I would love to be able to take part in the cooking process, rather than just watching. But still worth it!
, Mar 2020
Love everything about this Class I hope to visit again and take the hands on class. Food was amazing and learned some new techniques
Cajun wow!
, Mar 2020
Great experience! My first cooking class and I believe I will be able to apply what I learned to improve my cooking. I loved the authentic stories. Well organized and great samples!
Must Do!!!
, Mar 2020
The class was very informative and fun. The food was awesome!! The shop had seasonings and books to purchase.
Cajun/Creole cooking class
, Mar 2020
Class was very fun and informative. The instructor gave us his take and knowledge about Cajun/Creole cooking. We came away with great recipes and the food was very tasty. If you want to Iearn about Louisiana cooking, this is your class.
Delicious education!
, Feb 2020
Fantastic experience! Our chef Matt was fantastic, providing history to the cuisine and New Orleans as well answering and all questions the audience had. In addition, the gumbo, chicken creole, and pralines that we got to try were delicious! Will definitely return for a demonstration next time we are in NOLA!
Learning Louisiana cuisine
, Feb 2020
Instructions were nicely explained and any questions we had were answered. The chef was very lively.
A Culinary Delight!
, Feb 2020
This was a great afternoon spent learning about the rich cultural history of New Orleans and how many of it's famous dishes and culinary themes came to be. Our class instructor, Pat, was a delightful hostess who captured the attention of her audience well. At the end of the presentation we indulged in delicious crab & corn soup, chicken etouffee, and pralines. We will surely do this again on our next visit to New Orleans!
Fabulous foodie adventure
, Feb 2020
Pat is over the top fabulous. Delicious food and fun New Orleans info. We both enjoyed the cooking, the New Orleans history, and Pat’s great sense of humor. Thanks for a great time.
, Feb 2020
Very good presentation. Things were easily explained. We enjoyed the sampling of the food. The Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Corn Bread, Peacan pie and Pralines were all delicious. At the end of the class, we were full and satisfied. The gumbo queen was a great instructor.

Product code: 3108LUNCH

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