New Orleans School of Cooking

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New Orleans School of Cooking

New Orleans School of Cooking
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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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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8,194 reviews
Very good

Chesterfield, MO113 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
My boyfriend (BF) and I did a dinner class with Chef Ricardo, and it was a highlight of our 3 day trip. The BF is a really good cook who enjoys being creative in the kitchen; I cook fine but don’t get nearly as excited about it. That being said, the class was a lot of fun for both of us, and he learned some new techniques for Cajun / Creole cooking that made him very happy, even though he’d cooked gumbo and jambalaya himself plenty of times before.

Very professionally set up environment for 5 couples, with everything ready to go. Learned lots of fun local and cooking history, and instruction was patiently tailored to suit levels of all participants. Service was also provided (chef and his very nice assistant), making it a dinner experience as well as cooking time. Every detail was thought out and attended to, all the way down to having the shop open at the end so we could pick a few ingredients we can’t easily get at home, put them in a basket, and have them shipped to us.

We’ll definitely do classes here again - and now I’m curious about the Zoom option. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Written March 21, 2021
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Joan O
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
What a great way to end our trip to NOLA! Cooking delicious food is part of the unique culture and soul of this amazing city, and New Orleans School of Cooking definitely delivered. Learned so much of the history and nuances of Cajun and Creole cooking, and most importantly, got to eat (aka devour) the dishes we made. YUM! Highly recommend!
Written March 26, 2022
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Champaign, IL198 contributions
Jan 2020
We took an afternoon demonstration class with Chef Tom. It was a fun time. Chef Tom is engaging and told us the history of the different cultures found in New Orleans cooking. He spent a lot of time talking about making a roux and used it in two separate dishes. He spoke on layering flavors and using spices for flavor depth. My husband suggested the class even though he doesn't cook much and really enjoyed himself. We tasted everything Chef Tom made including seconds and beverages. Do not do what most of the class did, myself included, by purchasing items in the shop and forgetting to use the $3.00 coupon given to us during class! All in all, a fun time.
Written January 28, 2020
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Linda S
3 contributions
Feb 2022
We had Chef Ricardo who we really enjoyed. In addition to teaching hands on cooking techniques, regaled us with a colorful and interesting history of Louisiana and New Orleans. There were 3 other couples besides us, some celebrating special occasions and everyone seemed to have a great time. Unlimited drinks flowed all evening. Cooking was fun and included a flambe dessert that was exciting. Will definitely do it again. Highly recommend. Don't hesitate, sign up before all the slots are taken!
Written February 27, 2022
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Brandon K
Flagstaff, AZ1,558 contributions
Jan 2020
First thing right up front - this place presents two cooking classes, and you need to know what you are signing up for. There are demonstration classes, meaning you sit at a table and watch and listen to the cooking instruction, and the instructor does all the cooking while talking to you about it. This is a much bigger class and costs much less ($32.50 each). The hands-on class is the one where you actually cook. If you really want to cook, then sign up for that class and pay $150 a person to do it. I would have loved to have done the hands on class, but it was unavailable when we had time. We sat and enjoyed every minute of the demonstration class, as our presenter was wonderful. She explained the history of New Orleans, from French colonization, to Spanish rule, back to French, to US ownership, mixed in with African influences from slaves and free men and women. All of that is important as it explains the ingredients used and why the cooking of creole dishes are the way that they are. We had a great time watching gumbo, jambalaya, pralines, and king cake bread pudding being made, and then you get to eat it all. You then get a chance to buy in the store any spices and books you want to remember your class. There is a reason that this place is listed as one of the best experiences in the world. You go home with amazing recipies and a great experience you just can get anywhere else in the world.
Written January 22, 2020
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20 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The morning I spent at the New Orleans School of Cooking was some of the most fun I had during my visit. The demonstration was exciting to watch--our instructor made gumbo, jambalaya, pralines and bananas foster. Sampling all of the food was great! But there was so much more. We learned about New Orleans culture and history. The connection of food to this part of the world is so diverse. I can't wait to return to New Orleans and another cooking demo.
Written December 24, 2021
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Lexington, KY8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I have visited NOSC roughly ten times starting with Big Kevin in 2002. I believe I have taken every demonstration class as well as a few times the hands on class. This one left me disappointment. One big reason is Pat's demeanor in class and disrespectful responses to questions. I particularly asked a question about making a roux for jambalaya (taught this by Kevin and other NOSC instructors) and was met with a sassy, condescending response. We noticed the recipes have been altered over time. Which is fine. But when asking for clarification as to why, I certainly didn't expect a rude response. Soon people quit asking questions. We received zero instruction on how to create the pralines. The room was left to conversation while this step was completed up front with no instruction. Further, I think the room is just too crowded to enjoy the experience and cost. The portions seem to have grown smaller. I enjoy the history, and the taste of the food. But I am not sure I would continue to recommend this. I definitely want to try Crescent City Cooks due to this bad experience.
Written January 22, 2020
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Julie H
Pleasant Hill, CA4 contributions
Feb 2020
This is my second time coming to the New Orleans School of Cooking, and it was everything I remembered and more! My group of 7 people had the most amazing time, and our favorite meal of our whole trip. Chef Michael (along with the fantastic team who support his class) brings so much of the history of food and the region, as well as fun, humor, and incredible skill. Our whole group is so excited to take what we’ve learned home and relive our vacation memories!
Thank you Chef Michael and New Orleans School of Cooking team for the best time!
Written February 15, 2020
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1 contribution
Oct 2021
We chose this cooking school because I had heard about it from others and since we were limited in time and funds we chose the demo class. It was spectacular. The chef/presenter was very knowledgeable about food, cooking and New Orleans history. Plus she was very funny. We also ate what she had made, gumbo, jambalaya and pralines and the servings were a good meal. I was incredibly impressed esp for the price.
Written October 21, 2021
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Toledo, OH141 contributions
Mar 2022
We did one of the demonstration classes at the New Orleans School of Cooking and it was so much fun! Our chef was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable. The whole staff was fantastic. Plus we got to enjoy a delicious lunch. This should definitely be a stop you make in New Orleans!
Written March 17, 2022
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