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New Orleans School of Cooking
New Orleans School of Cooking

New Orleans School of Cooking

Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm
524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA, USA, 70130

The basics

The school offers two types of classes: demonstration classes and hands-on classes. The most popular options are the open demonstration classes where guests sit back and watch an expert chef prepare traditional Cajun or Creole dishes from start to finish, all while serving up tasty tidbits about the history and culture of New Orleans cuisine. During hands-on classes, participants actually chop, sauté, and stir at kitchen stations. With either option, guests get to sit down and savor a complete meal after the cooking is done.

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New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
$37.10 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Delicious!
Great cook! Such a nice experience! Food was great! So enjoyable! Loved learning about the basics in the local flavors!
Susan_S, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Girl’s NOLA cooking class!❤️
KAREN_O, Mar 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
We loved our cooking class. Our instructor ( I think her name was Marie) was fabulous! Not only did she explain all the cooking process as she prepared, she added all her knowledge and culture and ties to the Creole people to her demonstration. The staff was attentive and quick to serve and clean our tables as we sampled the dishes prepared. Take this class when you visit New Orleans.! It’s great!
star-5
Enjoyable, educational, and delicious!
Tammy_B, Feb 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
We really enjoyed this demonstration. It's very professionally run in a nice clean kitchen/dining area. She thoroughly explained each step with fun stories along the way. All questions were welcome and completely answered. We learned a lot. Plenty of beverages were served, plus you could get second helpings of any of the foods. Come hungry! Only one thing I didn't like (and it's a quibble) is the sauce on the bread pudding. I prefer something more caramelized.
star-5
Bon appétit
MICHAEL_B, May 2022
New Orleans Hands-On Cooking Class & Meal
Such an amazing time!! Chef Eric was very entertaining and kept us entertained all night. He gave us good information on how food is cooked here in New Orleans. If you like cooking then I would definitely recommend taking the class.
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Worth It
Darrell_C, May 2022
New Orleans Hands-On Cooking Class & Meal
Good group of people, really fun instruction, good instruction. Flavor was amazing. Great way to spend 3 hours
star-5
Good time , Family fun, informative, delicious
Renee_S, May 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
Our chef “Rene” was knowledgeable, informative, fun , knew how to cook and made our experience very enjoyable! Food was good , our family had a great time ! Recommend this cooking class !
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Delicious!
Susan_M, May 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
We loved the cooking class. Knowledgeable and entertaining teacher. And of course, the food was outstanding!
star-5
Entertaining and informative
Lisa_B, May 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
A lot of entertaining history along with cooking demonstration. Great food. Can get second helpings too.
star-5
So good!
Joanne_N, May 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
The chef was knowledgeable and funny as was asst and the food was delicious! I would recommend this to anyone
star-5
PHENOMENAL AND MEMORABLE
Amelia_T, May 2022
New Orleans Hands-On Cooking Class & Meal
What a phenomenal and memorable experience!!! First thing my mother and I did when we got to New Orleans and will definitely do it again every time we are back!!! Cindy was pure joy with her knowledge and experience. Nico and everyone were so friendly and helpful!! Cant say enough positive things about this experience. OH. AND THE FOOD WAS OUTRAGEOUS!!! Will be making these recipes once we get back home!!
star-4
Very enjoyable!
Peg_C, May 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
Chef Diane was very informative and entertaining! I enjoyed the class and the other participants. I had a gluten dietary restriction, but there was enough for me to eat and I could eat most of the recipes made. I don’t know if I missed it in the description, but I didn’t realize how much food we would get. It was definitely enough for lunch! I’m glad I took this class.
star-5
Excellent experience!...
Robert_S, May 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
Excellent experience! Highly recommend. Michael did an excellent job 👏 very informative and lunch was yummy
star-5
Made a great day!
Jessica_R, May 2022
New Orleans Hands-On Cooking Class & Meal
Our teacher was engaging, knowledgeable and brought relevance to the food we were preparing. Everyone had fun!

Things to know before you go

  • Take-home recipe cards are provided so you can impress friends and family with your newfound skills.
  • Authentic Cajun seasonings and cookbooks can be purchased at the school’s Louisiana General Store.
  • During demonstration classes, keep an eye on the large mirror above the cooking station for a top-down view of the action.
  • Meals are served with iced tea, lemonade, coffee (morning classes), and local Abita beer.
  • Participants in the hands-on classes must be 18 years of age or older.
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How to get there

The New Orleans School of Cooking is located in a historic molasses warehouse in the heart of the French Quarter. It is within easy walking distance of most French Quarter attractions.

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When to get there

Demonstration classes are offered in the mornings at 10am and 2pm and range from 2–2.5 hours long. Hands-on classes are 3 hours long and are held at 10am and 6pm (weekdays), 5pm (Saturdays), and 4pm (Sundays). Advance reservations are required.

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Famous New Orleans Restaurants

New Orleans cuisine is a long-held source of local pride, with authentic Creole and Cajun flavors that are unmatched anywhere else in the world. If a cooking class leaves you hungry for more, try legendary restaurants like K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, Broussard’s, Criollo, Commander’s Palace, and Muriel’s Jackson Square. The Ruby Slipper Cafe is famous for its southern-style brunches, while Loretta’s Authentic Pralines is the go-to place to satisfy a sweet tooth.

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