New Orleans Cooking Class: Master Louisiana Cuisine
2,569 Ratings
New Orleans
Master the art of Louisiana cuisine in a fun and educational cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Learn to make classic New Orleans dishes and take home the recipes!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • New Orleans School of Cooking - Food is considered one of the defining elements of Louisiana’s culture, and there’s no better way to experience New Orleans than to taste it! During your New Orleans cooking demonstration class, embark on a sensory journey in the kitchen to discover Louisiana’s rich tapestry of culinary influences – French, Spanish, Native American, African and Indian – as they blend into modern- day Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Your cooking experts will demonstrate how to prepare classic New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya and pralines, and will season them with history, trivia and tall tales. Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking and discover the array of spices used in this unique cuisine.

Enjoy generous samplings of the demonstrated items, as well as complimentary coffee, iced tea and beer. At the end of the class, take home the recipes to show off your new skills to your friends and family!

What's Included
  • Full Meal with a Generous Sampling of All Items Prepared
  • Coffee, Iced Tea, Water and One Local Beer
  • Receive a Diploma by Submitting Photos from Cooking Recipes at Home
  • Copy of Class Recipes
  • New Orleans Cooking Demonstration Class with a Fun & Knowledgable Chef
What's Not Included
  • Dietary Restrictions: $5 fee payable on site for soup & entree substitutions for dietary restriction
  • Gratuities (15-20% recommended)
Meal Options
  • Corn and Crab Bisque
  • Gumbo
  • Jambalaya
  • Shrimp or Chicken Creole
  • Crawfish Etoufee
  • Bread Pudding
  • Bananas Foster
  • Pralines
  • Pecan Pie
Additional Information

Experience a fun and educational cooking lesson at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Situated in a refurbished molasses warehouse from the 1800s, this culinary course takes you to the center of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Get educated on Louisiana culinary foundations from expert cooks and learn to create traditional New Orleans dishes like gumbo, jambalaya and pralines. Savor the mouthwatering final dishes coupled with complimentary beer, iced tea and coffee, and bring the recipes back home with you!

  • Please note: This is a demonstration class only; there is no hands-on training
  • Dietary Restrictions: We can accomodate dietary restrictions. Please call our reservations line after booking. For a $5 up charge payable at check-in, you will receive our gumbo z’herbes (soup) and creole z’herbes (entree) as substituions, which are vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. Please note these meals are not demonstrated, but are discussed and you will receive a copy of them. Due to the nature of the class, we cannot make substituions to the recipes that are being prepared during the demonstration; based on your dietary restrictions maybe you can have the soup, but not the entree, you are welcome to do so. We ask that you inform the stewards upon check-in.
New Orleans School of Cooking
Saint Louis Street
524 St. Louis St. New Orleans, LA 70130
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 13, 2024
A must do! - Harriet was the best, and very funny, instructor. We enjoyed learning about the regional food while eating a delicious lunch that rivaled any restaurant. Definitely would recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Jun 12, 2024
Tasty lesson. - This was a highlight in our trip. Harriet did a wonderful job at teaching us the art of cooking some delicious Louisiana meals. Her knowledge and stories kept us entertained, and the food was fabulous. This will be a must do from now on every time we come to N.O.
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Jun 12, 2024
A must do in New Orleans! - This is a must do in New Orleans if you like to cook at all. Very informative and answered any and all questions throughout. Our chef was fun and shared a lot of great history about where the recipes came from along with ways to help you in the kitchen when making each dish. The portions were generous for sampling and we were offered seconds if you wanted. The gumbo was absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to go home and try to make it myself! Overall, such a great experience and fun activity!
Review provided by Viator
Jun 8, 2024
Great Gumbo - What a fun demo! 'Gumbo Marie' made the best gumbo I have ever eaten! We are happy to be going home with the recipe to try at home.
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Jun 5, 2024
Big Fun in the Big Easy - Awesome experience, Maria and Devlin were awesome. Great stories and even better food. Try this if you can, you won't be disappointed.
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Jun 3, 2024
Fun Teacher and Good Food! - This was incredibly fun and we enjoyed learning about cooking various NOLA staples with Harriet! We definitely want to come back.
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Jun 3, 2024
Loved our time at New Orleans Cooking School - Vivian was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The recipes are easy to follow. Can't wait to try them!
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Jun 2, 2024
Fantastic interactive lunch! - We can’t recommend this cooking demonstration enough! It was a fantastic way to spend a hot afternoon and a great opportunity to learn about southern cuisine. Tasheena a.k.a. “Chef T.” was an engaging presenter, a talented chef, and wonderful hostess. She cooked us up a great meal while thoroughly explaining the process step-by-step. She also gave a detailed history of the city of New Orleans and explained the difference between Cajun and creole. This was a lot of fun and would highly recommend it to foodies who are interested to learn about southern cooking! Would definitely take it again to try a different menu.
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Jun 1, 2024 was fun - Yeah, atmosphere was good and the food was delicious. The instructor was knowledgeable and funny. She told great stories. M
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May 30, 2024
Wonderful experience - We had a wonderful experience with a wide age range (20-60) and we all enjoyed it. Staff was friendly and fun. Food was excellent and can’t wait to try the recipes at home. Was one of our favorite experiences in New Orleans.
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up to 9 guests
July 2024