New Orleans School of Cooking

New Orleans School of Cooking

New Orleans School of Cooking
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We teach the basics of Louisiana Cooking in a way you’ll never forget. Fun is a primary ingredient in our kitchen! Our Cajun / Creole experts teach New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, seasoning them with history, trivia and tall tales! We offer demonstration classes and hands-on classes daily! DEMONSTRATION CLASS: Watch, learn & eat! Sit back and enjoy watching our skilled, entertaining chefs prepare a classic Cajun / Creole meal for you while learning about the vibrant history of New Orleans cuisine - enjoy all the demonstrated items, as well as local Abita beer with your meal! HANDS ON CLASS: Cook & eat an authentic Louisiana meal! In this highly interactive class, our guests prepare a complete dinner with one of our expert chefs, and afterwards they are able to sit down and enjoy the meal they have just created. Served with red & white wine.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: 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.
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  • rlardinois47
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the cooking school. No knife handling, everything was prepared and cut up by staff before class started. The Bananas Foster was the bomb. Can’t wait to make it at home and surprise my dinner guests.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 28, 2023
  • lora4rn
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    The instructor was excellent! She explained each step and she told great stories. We loved the gumbo and the chicken creole! My husband, who doesn't even like gumbo, ate two bowls! We can't wait to try it at home. I would highly recommend this class.
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 7, 2023
  • JohnG-travel
    Orange, California60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun and delicious
    Lynn, our instructor, was amazing. She was very fun, knowledgeable and made the night great. The food was amazing. Gumbo, shrimp & grits and bananas foster. The perfect mix of chicken for king, stories and eating
    Written July 11, 2023
  • PatriciaMcMurtry
    Calumet Park, Illinois1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best food Ever!!
    This was a wonderful experience. Chef Eric was entertaining and gave background to some of the history of New Orleans. His meals - Gumbo and Creole Chicken - had my niece asking for seconds. My best friend and Chef Eric dialogued and he interacted with many of the other visitors as well. The lesson on Pecan (not Pee Can) and Praline (not Pray Lean) was phenomenal! Well worth the time spent in the class.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • floyd k
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little Chefettes of New Orleans Cooking School
    Great fun and learning. We learned new techniques that we'll use forever. Everyone was made to feel relaxed and comfortable. We met new people who made us feel like family. The chef was EXCELLENT. We have made a decision to do it again!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 20, 2023
  • twilli238
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun way to beat the New Orleans heat...
    Fun air-conditioned activity in New Orleans. The cooking demonstration was informative about the history of the city and the food. The instructors were fun. While they say "sample" you received a full portion with plenty to go around. One note: seating is based on when you make the reservation, so book early.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 31, 2023
  • russsellwooley
    Sioux City, Iowa2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful and Delicious Experience!!
    My wife and I had the best experience at the cooking school. Vivian was Exceptional. Getting to know her and the other people in the class was an important part of the class. The steps in making our dishes were all very clear and her guidance was great. Take this class - you will have a wonderful time!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 14, 2023
  • karenjsolomon
    New Orleans, Louisiana1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learn to cook the local favorite dishes
    If you have never considered a cooking class as a vacation activity, I highly recommend you plan one in the future. The New Orleans School of Cooking has a wonderful set up in the French Quarter. I had so much fun and learned some great techniques.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Janeen H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun class!
    I did the beignet zoom class with my daughter. We made savory crab ones and the traditional beignet. They were fabulous! The class was only $35 and lasted about one and a half hours. I hope there will be more zoom classes in the near future.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • jeannetrvl
    Minneapolis, Minnesota2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Experience
    I have taken classes here many times and it is always an excellent, fun experience. I have gained confidence to try these regional recipes and expand my cooking repertoire. All instructors are great, knowledgeable about the food and have wonderful stories about its history. I’ll be sure to visit the New Orleans School of Cooking every time I’m in town!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 24, 2023
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Jess S
Clifton Park, NY15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I decided to attend a cooking demo which included a variety of NOLA foods. Centrally located near Jackson Square in the French Quarter, New Orleans School of Cooking was an easy walk from our hotel. We had a 10:30 reservation which meant the food would be prepared by lunchtime. Upon arrival, I was impressed that parties were called in according to when they made their reservation as opposed to everyone running for the best seats. Seemed like the fairest way to decide, even though that meant we were in the back! Actually, there were huge overhead mirrors so all seats had good viewing. The chef shared some history of cooking and what went into the special sauces and dishes that are famous to NOLA. Waiters provided a number of different drinks, including beer and iced tea. Food was served to the audience as it was completed and questions were welcomed. Everything was delicious! There is also a hands on cooking class if you prefer for more $$.
Written January 15, 2020
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Desiree A
Austin, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Our group was excited to try this school out. We went to the early class at 10 and were full until about 3-4PM. Our teacher was "Pat" was not only an amazing historian, but had a loving way about her that made you feel like you were cooking with grandma in the kitchen. The staff was on top of our drinks the entire time and kept out tables free of dirty dishes. The food was brought to us right after she cooked and "dished" it out. The directions were clear and concise and we could see everything she was doing. WE had an amazing time laughing, hearing of the history of New Orleans and our teacher was incredible knowledgeable.
Written February 8, 2022
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artinhand
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Once again Miss Anne provided great information and a witty review of New Orleans cooking as she led the demonstration class. Start off with coffee/beer/ice tea and a real southern biscuit while we look at recipes provided and follow along. Got info how to heat up or turn down the cooking. A must for any foodie and my friends loved the humour during her talks.
Written February 23, 2020
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MrsKD
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I was fortunate to have attended a cooking class pre-COVID and I really enjoyed it. I was able to enjoy a presentation class again with my daughter this week. We were so lucky to have Chef Rene. Not only is he a fantastic chef but he is an excellent entertainer with fascinating stories about his cooking experiences and Louisiana. My daughter is somewhat of a picky eater but she ate everything he prepared from Gumbo to Jambalaya. The flaming bananas foster was icing on the cake. I can’t wait to be able to attend another class. It was one of our favorite experiences in New Orleans
Written June 18, 2021
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chcincy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Harriet was our cooking instructor, and she an 80 year old fountain of knowledge and youth. She was amusing, and her cooking tips were great. And being served an ice cold local Abita beer midway through sure didn’t hurt.
Written February 23, 2022
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Venture496725
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Chef T was amazing, thoroughly enjoyed her stories, origin of food and spices to the region, explanations for food tips and techniques and her sense of humor. The food dishes were amazing especially since we were very tentative about crawfish and artichokes. Highly recommend!!
Written November 29, 2021
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David E S
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We brought a group of 40 people for a cooking demonstration and tasting. Some were hesitant to attend, but we assures them that it would be worthwhile. Our host/cook was absolutely charming… so full of entertaining stories and an absolute hoot as a stand-up comic. Not only did she impart a tremendous amount of knowledge about her culture and local cooking, she kept us laughing all the way. Of course the food was very good AND plentiful. We all left with full stomachs and smiles on our faces. Everyone said it was time extremely well spent. Brava!!!
Written March 12, 2023
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Jim
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
My girlfriend and I took my mother to the Demo Class while we were visiting New Orleans for the holidays. Chef T rocked it as she told amusing and fascinating stories of Creole and Cajun cooking history as well as teaching us to make Gumbo, Jambalaya, Bread Pudding and Pralines. The big payoff of course was being able to taste healthy portions of everything along with local beer! My mom and girlfriend loved it! Would go back in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.
Written January 1, 2022
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Emily M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I can't speak highly enough of Eric and the New Orleans School of Cooking! My boyfriend and I (mid-30s) signed up for the hands-on cooking class! It was structured perfectly and the highlight of our trip! An intimate setting w/ (4) other couples hosted in a quaint room overlooking the courtyard! The group walked in to a perfectly set table w/ a cooking guide of all the recipes + signature NOSC apron (both which were to keep). The class began w/ a brief overview of the day's recipes while enjoying a Bloody Mary and/or mimosa! We then proceeded to the adjacent room where there were (5) individual cooking stove tops, each set w/ all ingredients pre measured/ chopped. The pace of the class was spot on and Eric was so informative and quite entertaining! He's incredibly knowledgable of New Orleans cuisine and history! I previously took the "demo" class (10) years ago when I was in high school w/ my family! Both are incredible! Thank you Eric for making our trip to NOLA so memorable and you certainly made this class what it was - AMAZING!
Written October 23, 2022
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Jo Ann C
Winnipeg, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I'm not a cook so this booking was a bit out of my usual activity zone. However, it turned out to be a delightful experience! Mike was not just a great chef but also funny and historically well informed. I particularly liked the respect and appreciation he showed towards the staff members working behind the scenes. Although it was a demo class, I feel I learned a lot about the food and culture of New Orleans and there is not doubt that I really enjoyed eating the food "we" prepared. It was delicious and plentiful, as was the local beer. I would highly recommend this experience.
Written February 22, 2020
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