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New Orleans School of Cooking

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Address: 524 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-525-2665
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Our festive cooking classes feature lunch, laughs, and lessons in...

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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A very entertaining & educational lunch!

My wife and I had been talking about taking a cooking class for years. We had come to New Orleans to celebrate my wife's birthday so we decided to do it. We took the observation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mobile, Alabama

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had been talking about taking a cooking class for years. We had come to New Orleans to celebrate my wife's birthday so we decided to do it. We took the observation class. Seating for the class is based upon the date of your reservation, so be sure to do t early. There were about 60 people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good fun! I took my mother-in-law and two daughters to a morning cooking demo. We loved it! The instructor was very knowledgable of Nola history and we left feeling like we learned a lot about the city and their food. The food and drink was delicious and plentiful.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I cook a lot, so I might have been not the best student, but I did learn a few things that I didn't know! I enjoyed myself!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

New Orleans is known for its food. My wife and her friend wanted to learn how to prepare some of the delicious dishes the town is famous for. On today's menu was gumbo, jambalaya, pralines and bananas Foster. The chef, Pat, first gave us a history of New Orleans and its food. This began to get boring after 45 minutes.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being that New Orleans is known for its food, what better way to experience that than with a cooking class. It’s a great way to learn about the food and culture of that area and a fun way to work with your hands. It’s also a great activity if you’re traveling solo as it’s a fun way to meet other... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While visiting New Orleans for a series of meetings, my group(8 including me) had a hands on experience at the New Orleans School of Cooking. It was a most wonderful experience! We broke into teams of two and Tom, our instructor, got us started. We prepared, fried green tomatoes and pickles, remoulade sauce, gumbo, jambalaya and pralines. We prepared, also,... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific place to take a cooking class and to buy cooking supplies. Try to get Big Kevin. He is a great Chef. Tom is good too. You get a cooking class and you get a meal to boot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch cooking class in the heart of the French Quarter. We were lucky enough to have Chef Kevin Belton guide us through the ins and outs of Nola cooking - gumbo, jambalaya, bread pudding, and pralines. 3 hours of entertainment, and you'll walk away very full!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I took our son (30) and girlfriend to the cooking school - everyone loved it. The food was great and for two+ hours we learned about the history of New Orleans, the food/culture in a fun and funny experience. It was the highlight of my son's trip, he and his girlfriend had a wonderful time. The chef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in New Orleans because my husband had a seminar he was attending. I was looking for things to do during the day while he wasn't around and a friend suggested a cooking class. I signed up for the afternoon demonstration class of crab bisque, shrimp etouffee and pralines. Chef Pat was fantastic. Her humorous history lesson, not just... More 

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.