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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
The Food and the Stories were Excellent!
This was a great multigenerational experience to have with adult children. We all enjoyed the stories as much as the food. The helpings we're generous and the chowder was especially delicious. We really appreciated their serving my husband something gluten free each time. Great fun!
Linda_R, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-5
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-4
Class Was wonderful and the meal was delicious!
Audrey_P, Aug 2022
New Orleans Hands-On Cooking Class & Meal
Cindy was very good and knowledgeable and was excellent at explaining the cooking techniques we used. Making a delicious Roux was most memorable and fun do do with my grandson about to leave for college .He wanted to learn some French cooking techniques.
star-5
Cooking and eating with Chef Cindy!
Karen_W, Aug 2022
New Orleans Hands-On Cooking Class & Meal
We enjoyed everything from the cooking all the way to the eating. It was such a fun experience. Chef Cindy was great and so informative on cooking and history. Highly recommend this class.
star-5
Cooking in New Orleans
Bobby_P, Aug 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
Overall Great Experience!!! The staff was customer friendly and attentive to needs and request. The food was fantastic and the Chef put "Cherrys" on top of an absolutely fun experience...
star-5
Pro-Chef-ional :-)
Kayraisha_W, Jul 2022
New Orleans Hands-On Cooking Class & Meal
It was a wonderful experience. Very intimate environment. Easy to follow. Chef Joe was very personable and engaged our class. We absolutely loved it.
star-5
Amazing!
Adrienne_D, Jul 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
We had so much fun! Our instructor Ms. Harriet was super funny and entertaining and the food was delicious!!! I would definitely do it again!
star-5
the instructor was great...
Terrence_S, Jul 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
the instructor was great funny and good at what she does. this class made my trip the best trip every
star-5
Take the class! You will have a good time!
Tineil_L, Jul 2022
New Orleans Hands-On Cooking Class & Meal
This was thee best hands on cooking class!! We worked with Chef Ricardo and Assistant Whitney. The class was interactive filled with laughter, history, culture, learning and an all around good time. The atmosphere was intimate as if dining with friends. The customer service was top notch. The food was delicious and easy to prepare. Take the class it's so worth it!
star-5
Fantastic Experience
Tomika_M, Jul 2022
New Orleans Hands-On Cooking Class & Meal
Chef Eric was amazing and his helper. I am already a good cook but was able to pick up some great tips from him. He was witty and extremely knowledgeable. I loved this experience and will do this again. I was solo and still had a great time.
star-5
Watch and eat- yum!!
Meryl_K, Jul 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
Watching these amazing dishes being prepared from scratch and learning the history and culture at the same time. And of course, eating the delicious food as it was finished!!!
star-5
Would not have known it...
Jan_M, Jul 2022
New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal
Would not have known it was our chefs first class. She was great loved all the food would recommend. Praline’s yummy
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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