New Orleans Cooking Class

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New Orleans Cooking Class
from AUD $54.12
Take an entertaining and informative cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s, this cooking class brings you to the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking from professional chefs and learn how to make classic New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya and pralines. Enjoy the finished delectable dishes accompanied by complimentary beer, iced tea and coffee, and take the recipes home with you!
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In Brief

New Orleans, United States
United States
2 hours

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Important InfoInfo
Food is considered one of the defining elements of Louisiana’s culture, and there's no better way to experience New Orleans than to taste it! During your New Orleans cooking demonstration class, embark on a sensory journey in the kitchen to discover Louisiana's rich tapestry of culinary influences -- French, Spanish, Native American, African and Indian -- as they blend into modern- day Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Your cooking experts will demonstrate how to prepare classic New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya and pralines, and will season them with history, trivia and tall tales. Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking and discover the array of spices used in this unique cuisine.

Enjoy generous samplings of the demonstrated items, as well as complimentary coffee, iced tea and beer. At the end of the class, take home the recipes to show off your new skills to your friends and family!

Menu items may include any of the following: gumbo, jambalaya, corn and crab bisque, shrimp or chicken creole, shrimp and artichoke soup, crawfish etoufee, bread pudding, bananas foster, pralines, and pecan pie.


  • New Orleans cooking demonstration class
  • Generous sampling of all items
  • Coffee, iced tea and beer
  • Recipes
  • Entry/Admission - New Orleans School of Cooking


  • $5 fee payable on site for special requests due to dietary restrictions

Departure Point

New Orleans School of Cooking, 524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This is a demonstration class only; there is no hands-on training
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Pat is over the top fabulous. Delicious food and fun New Orleans info. We both enjoyed the cooking, the New Orleans history, and Pat’s great sense of humor. Thanks for a great time.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2020
The food was excellent and the instructor was very knowledgeable. I would recommend it as a fun few hours.
• Submitted 06 Feb 2020
The cooking class was the first thing we did in New Orleans and it was one of our favorite events. The instructor, Ann, was very knowledgeable and we got to watch an amazing cook. If you get a chance to take a class here, do not pass up the opportunity. The food is amazing.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2020
It was a nice new Orleans experience teacher was very knowledgeable and entertaining and we got to sample the dishes afterwards
• Submitted 12 Dec 2019
We loved this experience. Harriet was such a good teacher, a lot of fun and very entertaining. The food (gumbo and red beans and rice) was fabulous! Highly recommend this experience.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
I enjoyed not only the class , food ,and chef BUT the history lesson ! Her style of teaching was engaging and FUN!
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our Monday, October 7 cooking class. The food was scrumptious and we certainly enjoyed our chef and sous chef.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
From the start the people involved made us feel at home. The food was unbelievable and we can't wait to try it at home. I just wish we could have taken more classes as this was one of the highlights of our trip.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
We truly enjoyed the cooking class. The class was very knowledgeable about what spices to use and not use. The gumbo was delicious. We liked that we could purchase the spice, cookbooks, and etc and have them package and mailed . We would take the class again.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2019
We ended up going and Pat was are demo chef. She was very informative and made some amazing dishes for us to try!
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
Chef Ricardo is a hoot. He entertained us with jokes, history, and stories while demonstrating how to cook corn and crab bisque, chicken etouffee, and pralines. Warning : don't eat lunch before the 2::00 pm class.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My husband and I frequently go to NOLA for a short vacation and have done the typical ghost and vampire tours. However, this cooking class was the highlight of our recent vacation. Not only do you learn about cooking great NOLA traditions but the history that is told during the cooking presentation was fabulous! I loved the way that Pat would imitate the French with an accent. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought my husband may not enjoy a "cooking class" but he came away so enthusiastic about cooking. He is planning on making some great gumbo!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This class was both informative and entertaining. Chef Maria talked about the history of New Orleans in relation to food and served up some mighty fine gumbo and jambalaya finished with a delicious praline. We also sampled some local beer. Strongly recommend this. Bon Appetite!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Phenomenal! The class and Chef instructor was great. Learned a lot and can't wait to prepare gumbo and jambalaya back in Indiana. Food, atmosphere, and history of New Orleans cooking was interesting and enjoyable.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My sister and I attended your morning class my first time her third time, Pat was a delight and her knowledge of history was amazing and very entertaining. The food was amazing if this had been served in my home I would have licked the bowl. Hope to be back next year M Kilian
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great value for the money. Cooking lesson, food tasting, NOLA history, local beer and fantastic chefs with personality to spare.
• Submitted 13 May 2019
Excellent! We were so impressed with the history lesson! Great sense of humor..Food was fantastic! Thank you!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2019
Both my husband and I enjoyed this class. Pat was a wonderful teacher of New Orleans food and history. One of the highlights of our trip. Go, you won't regret it.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
Great experience ,, well worth giving it a try,, you get to eat local foods in a restaurant atmosphere. There is also hands on cooking classes as well
• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
Brandon was our chef extraordinaire, sharing not only authentic gumbo, jambalaya and pralines but also a wealth of culture and history. Exceptional value. Don't miss cooking school of New Orleans.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2019
Great time and great food. Pat made is absolutely wonderful. Would highly recommend it for anyone visiting New Orleans.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2018
This class was so much fun! Chef Michael gave us a full history lesson as well as wonderful cooking tips! The food was amazing! The best gumbo I had the whole trip!
• Submitted 21 Nov 2018
We attended the New Orleans Cooking class last week. It was so entertaining and the food was SO good. I highly recommend it.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2018
We had a fun, educational, entertaining and delicious 2 hours. Had Gumbo, Jambolya and Pralines. Highly recommended .
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018

In Brief

New Orleans, United States
United States
2 hours

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