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

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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?
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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  • "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


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A must do in New Orleans
, May 2021
Food was very delicious and the cook was entertaining and very knowledgeable. The environment and atmosphere was warm and comfortable.
Great Experience!!
, May 2021
Loved the funny stories Harriet told, the food was delicious. She was a great teacher who emphasized how we can change up recipes and use what we had or liked. We bought so many spices and seasonings in the gift shop, looking forward to using them!
Awesome class.
, May 2021
The instructor was great and learned a lot from the cooking class. Learned the difference from Creole and Cajune cooking.
Delicious History!
, May 2021
Ms. Pat was amazing! She blended the history of New Orleans with her knowledge of cooking into a super educational and delicious event!
New Orleans Cooking School.
, May 2021
We loved the cooking school. Harriet was entertaining and the food was amazing. Would definitely come again and recommend to all my friends.
Tour was ok
, May 2021
Food was ok. Class was over an hour early and we weren’t stuffed I have been to cooking classes everywhere I have traveled and this was ok
Don’t pass this up! Great experience!
, May 2021
This was the second time I took the cooking class. This time I brought my girlfriends and we had so much fun!! Worth every penny!!
Fun, informative, and Delish!
, Apr 2021
I really enjoyed learning the history behind the dishes that were prepared. It was all delish, and my husband and I totally enjoyed the experience. I can’t wait to go home and try the recipes!
I give it a 5 stars ⭐️
, Apr 2021
This cooking demo by Chef Rene Brunet has been the highlight of our trip to New Orleans!!! His knowledge and personality made the session memorable and very informative!!! I certainly would recommend this cooking demonstration to anybody! We LOVED it!!!
Loved the cooking class! Great food!
, Apr 2021
We had Chef Rene. He was excellent! He was informative and entertaining. This is a not to be missed cooking class when you are in the French Quarter.

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