Cajun Traditions Cooking Class: Intimate Experience
84 Ratings
New Orleans

Our cooking school, uniquely set in the French Quarter, offers cozy and interactive sessions. The classes are akin to dining parties among companions. We cater to a group size of 2 to 10 individuals. (A 20% tip is applicable for parties comprising 8 or more participants.)

Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 519 Wilkinson St - Come in to The Mardi Gras School of Cooking and relax, get acquainted with your classmates and begin your hands-on cooking experience. Enjoy creating the New Orleans Traditions menu when you don your aprons and begin learning new recipes, cooking great dishes and then enjoying the fruits of your labor. Each student is taught professional techniques, the secrets of seasonings, and the preparation of recipes while learning the history of Louisiana’s world-famous cuisine.
What's Included
  • Dinner included
  • Alcoholic beverages available
Meal Options
  • Barbecue Shrimp - New Orleans style
  • Chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya
  • Chocolate Bread pudding - With a brandy mocha sauce
519 Wilkinson St
Wilkinson Street
Suite 101 on the ground level
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(84 Ratings)
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Apr 29, 2024
Creole Cooking Class - My daughter and I had a wonderful evening cooking with Chef Raymond. We made corn and crab bisque, shrimp Creole, pecan pralines, and bananas Foster. We enjoyed hearing his stories of cooking his favorite foods and the creative cuisine he was making. He threw in a little New Orleans history, too. Be sure to pick up a bag of their Mardi Gras Magic seasoning and a roux spoon to take home. I'd rate this as a must do event for foodies visiting New Orleans. There are several class menus to choose from.
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Apr 29, 2024
Great experience and great food! - We took a vegetarian version of the cooking class. Got to make Gumbo, Corn Maque Choux, and Bread Pudding with a salted praline sauce. Our instructor Mark is an experienced chef and great teacher! We had a small group just 4. I’m an experienced home cook, but picked up a bunch of tips and tricks for getting a really good bread pudding and gumbo meal together. The corn thing was very very good. I would highly recommend the experience. We left smarter and full of really good food!
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Apr 10, 2024
Truly something that should not be missed in New Orleans - Four of us had a fantastic time at the cooking school. The set up was great, the food was truly outstanding and Dave was phenonemal. He made an amazing time better than you could imagine. We can't recommend this more highly.
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Apr 6, 2024
Wow! A must do when New Orleans - My son wanted to do a cooking class of Cajun foods and this did not disappoint. Chef Raymond was amazing!!! Experienced, friendly, and fun! The food we prepared was delicious and we are so excited to try these recipes out at home for our family. Thank you for an unforgettable experience and for the memories we made.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 25, 2024
Delicious - My husband and 11 year old son love to cook so this was a perfect excursion for them. They did say they wished they learned more cooking tips but overall they had a great time and the food they made was delicious! Happy they were able to take back leftovers so we could all try!
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Mar 20, 2024
Super fun activity! - We had an absolute blast with chef David. We highly recommend this activity! We learned how to make bread pudding, jambalaya (with chicken and sausage), and bbq shrimp. The sauce on the shrimp was amazing. The best part of this activity was talking with chef David. He is super personable and spent time getting to know each person in our family.
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Mar 16, 2024
Favorite Hands On Cooking - This is one of.our favorite things to do in any city and this was the best. Great kitchen layout and prep work. Small Group of 6 who were fun to meet. The chef was engaging and knowledgeable. Learned great skills and learned a lot!
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Mar 13, 2024
GREAT FAMILY EXPERIENCE - 100% recommend. This was a great experience for the family. Clean, Professional, well appointed teaching kitchen. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. They discussed the history of the food, the how and whys of cajun cooking. David was the single best cooking teacher I have ever seen.
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Mar 3, 2024
Highly Recommended - Preston was a great chef and teacher! He shared a lot of history about New Orleans and its traditional dishes and gave us some great cooking tips as well. We highly recommend his class!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 28, 2024
Tips for wonderful Cajun dishes - My son and I learned so many tips and tricks from Preston! He also explained how the Cajun dishes historically came about, which was very interesting. The food was really amazing especially the bread pudding! This experience was a 10/10!!!
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minimum 2 guests
up to 10 guests
2 Adult
July 2024