I debated which cooking school to try, but this one had a 2:00 pm class so it just worked better for my schedule. I couldn't have been happier. The class is a demonstration, but you learn so much more than the recipes. Chef Pat explained the history of New Orleans and how different foods and flavors influence the cuisine. We had gumbo, jambalaya and pralines! YUM!! The food was delicious. My favorite Gumbo and Pralines in town! I am not a cook, but had to buy the Joe's Stuff spice we used because it was so delicious. I can't wait to make Gumbo at home!