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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


1,073 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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, Apr 2021
This was a very informative experience. I am very happy I have some new recipees to try. The instructor was very knowledgeable.
Birthday adventure
, Apr 2021
Good food, fun teacher, and valuable learning on cooking skills. Recommended. Punctual Clean Socially distanced.
Beignet Done That
, Apr 2021
This is my second cooking class with Viator & have been pleased with both. I learned a lot of history as well as cooking tips. Wish it was more hands on though. Appreciated how generous the food portions were.
Great food and fun
, Apr 2021
Great way to learn food history and cooking tips. Awesome food and a good time. Would recommend for anyone
, Apr 2021
The instructor was absolutely great she made sure if u had any questions she was able to answer whenever I return I will be taking that class again
Great Experience!
, Apr 2021
Awesome experience! Highlight of my NOLA vacation. Would highly recommend this experience to any foodie wanting to learn the real deal on Cajun and Creole cooking.
A must do!
, Apr 2021
Going to the New Orleans School of Cooking is a great experience! You will not be disappointed! The chef not only demonstrates local foods, but gives a history lesson as well!
Super Yum
, Apr 2021
Interesting to learn about the history of New Orleans and where each type of food or ingredient originated from. The food was amazing! We'll definitely be trying some of the recipes!
Great educational show
, Apr 2021
This was not just a class. It was a show. The host was funny and yet we learned some things too. Both my husband and I went and we would both do it again.
Best Cooking Class Ever!
, Apr 2021
Everyone was so nice and friendly as we walked in, and the crew was well-organized. The food was amazing and full of flavor. It was six of us and everyone had the same thought: the chef was knowledgeable, the food was great and we would definitely return for another class. It was a three-course meal in two hours. We received lots of drink refills. It was a super great deal!

Product code: 3108LUNCH

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