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New Orleans School of Cooking

524 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
504-525-2665
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$29*
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97%
Ranked #20 of 186 Activities in New Orleans
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Our festive cooking classes feature lunch, laughs, and lessons in delightful morning or afternoon demonstrations. Guests learn to make local favorites such as Gumbo, Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, and Pralines. A meal of the demonstrated food items, beverages and recipes are included.
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Dixon, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

As I was on a bus tour, we had a "special" class just for our group. The wonderful presenter(a lady whose name I don't remember) made jambalya, pecan pies, just as a start. After all dishes were prepared, they were served to our group as lunch and it was a real treat! I would do this again, on my own,... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I attended a Sunday a.m., hands-on class, with Sarah Wood as our chef-instructor. Right from the start it was a great time... launched with our choice of cheery beverages (Bloody Mary, Mimosa, etc.), which definitely upped the hilarity in the classroom! The brunch menu included sweet potato & crab bisque, grillades, cheese grits, and bananas Foster -- and the fact... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Pat- our chef- was a definite "showman". She definitely made the whole experience. We learned a lot of history of New Orleans and its foods. Very interesting and Pat did an excellent job. The actual cooking was great- my only complaint is that the written recipes should match what the cook is saying/doing and it doesn't. Our class started around... More

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Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I found out about this school by accident while visiting with a fellow tourist on the St. Charles streetcar. I learned how to make three different dishes, Chicken Creole, Gumbo and Pralines. Kevin, who taught the class was really funny. Tasting all three dishes was great!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

A little bit touristy but not really. You enter a gift shop which is food related of course. If you have signed up for one of the courses, you check out in the store and wait for your name to be called, Once in the "inner sanctum" of the cooking school, it all begins. I learned technique, recipes, as well... More

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Virginia Beach
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

My husband, our adult daughter, and I made reservations for a dinner meal. Sarah was a great instructor! She shared many cooking tips and ideas. There were ten of us in the class and everyone participated in preparing the meal. Lots of things were chopped and measured in advance making it easy to do the cooking. There was also someone... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed in this attraction. We did the class where we watched the cooking being done. The lady presenter was really nice at first but then she got easily agitated at every little thing. When people from the other group walked through our room she got irritated, when anyone from our group would talk she made it very clear... More

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Guilford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you love cooking and history this is the place to go. The knowledge of the historical importance food has in New Orleans was both informative and a joy to listen too. The "curator" I'm afraid I don't remember her name was as enthusiastic about the history as she was about the food. If I could give this 10 stars... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

My family and I went there on a Saturday morning and we're all very pleased with every aspect of our experience. The Chef entertained and educated. The food was plentiful and high quality. All in all a great value and a lot of fun.

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This was a fun experience. We had Harriet as our Chef, she was great!!! Everyone there was so friendly and Harriet was funny. During the demonstration you also learn about New Orleans and its history. I am here for a week and have honestly thought about going back for another demonstration. I think it was 56.00$ for two people -... More

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