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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

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 Delicious Recipe for Fun & Food

We took the 3-hour hands-on cooking class. A must for foodies! Our instructor was very informative as he shared the history of Cajun and creole cooking and all the required... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While this is not a hands on experience, it is very interesting if you enjoying cooking and spices. We learned the secrets to creating a flawless praline as well as the all important roux! There is a great little store in which you can buy many hard to find spices and cookbooks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the 3-hour hands-on cooking class. A must for foodies! Our instructor was very informative as he shared the history of Cajun and creole cooking and all the required ingredients. He was there for us every step of the way giving us tips and tricks of the trade as we each made up to 5 different recipes. By the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here twice. Both times we had Harriet as our Chef. The last time in May 2016, we took two other couples. We learned so much to the tune of laughter. Harriet is excellent. We got a fresh made biscuit with a honey based thick syrup which was very good. Next, she made a delicious southern sausage gumbo,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 14 year old niece and I attended a demo cooking class on a Sunday morning - so much fun! Richard, our chef for the morning, was hilarious, very knowledgeable, and patient with the class. From the warm, delicious biscuits served upon entry, to being able to eat everything demonstrated, it was just a fun, informative way to spend a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Now along with all the patter and smooth it was too, Kevin managed to make as if by magic Gumbo, red beans and rice, pecan pies, and of course Pralines. As if putting all these together was easy enough he gave us a good dollop of history along with a bit of a chemical lesson on the effect of heat... More 

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Perry, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did a demonstration class because one of my children was not old enough to do the hands on class. It was great! Harriet was a very good entertainer as well as a teacher. I liked that she used things you could buy in the shop. I know that is advertising for things they are selling, but if you like... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cooking class was Well worth the price of admission. My daughter and I learned a lot. The soup and the pralines were great, but I would have preferred crayfish etoufee rather than chicken.

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this place. Watching and listening to Kevin while he cooks is an excellent experience. Plus getting to eat the fabulous food was wonderful. He cooked gumbo, jambalaya, pralines, and bread pudding. So good! I have done this class 3 times and I learn something new every time.

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Gardena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I attended in April 2016 and Chef Toya was awesome. We made BBQ shrimp and grits, gumbo and bananas foster. Chef Toya was hands on, gave great tips and the food was absolutely delicious! We've made both the shrimp and grits and the gumbo since we've been home and they came out as good as they did... More 

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Madison, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, teen children and I did a hands on cooking class and had a blast. Our chef/instructors Chris was great! We cooked Pralines, Gumbo, Shrimp and Grits and Bananas Foster... and had a great time doing it. Don't miss doing this!

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Staying in French Quarter

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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.