New Orleans Cooking Class: Authentic Louisiana Cuisine
857 Ratings
New Orleans
Immerse yourself in the flavors of Louisiana with a hands-on New Orleans cooking class. Learn to prepare authentic dishes, enjoy wine and beer, and take home your recipes and apron.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 524 St Louis St - Cook & eat an authentic Louisiana meal! In this highly interactive class, our guests actually cut, season and prepare a complete dinner with one an expert chef, and afterwards they are able to sit down and enjoy the meal they have just created. These small intimate classes have a maximum of 10 people utilizing 5 cooktops. Singles may be paired with another individual. Price includes red and white wine and Abita Amber Beer (a local brew) and you’ll even take home your recipes and apron!
What's Included
  • Expert instruction from a professionally trained chef
  • Variety of beverages including beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options
  • Earn a diploma with photo submissions of your cooking
  • Complimentary New Orleans School of Cooking white apron
  • Get the class recipes to try at home
  • Enjoy a cooking class followed by a full meal
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities (15-20% recommended)
  • $10 fee payable on site for special requests due to dietary restrictions
Meal Options
  • Yam-Crab Bisque
  • Gumbo
  • Remoulade
  • BBQ Shrimp and Grits
  • Bananas Foster
Additional Information

Discover the secrets of genuine Louisiana food in this 3-hour cooking course held in New Orleans. A professional cook will direct you and up to 9 other attendees through an assortment of dishes. Wine and beer are incorporated in the cost, and you can carry your recipe and apron back with you subsequent to the class. Opt from a range of schedules and meals when you book.

  • Minimum age is 18
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
524 St Louis St
Saint Louis Street
New Orleans School of Cooking
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(857 Ratings)
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Apr 13, 2024
Totally enjoyable night - We had a wonderful time, learned a lot, and laughed a lot! Rene was fantastic. He gave us a history and cooking lesson that was really informative and fun! Food was tasty too!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 12, 2024
Must do well in the French Quarter in Nola - What are an amazing experience! Chef Eric, and the staff were so accommodated in the food was just amazing and plentiful! Warm, welcoming, and environment. Lots to eat and drink and recipes and an apron giveaway as well!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 11, 2024
One of a kind NOLA experience! - Hands down the best thing we did on our trip! It was a perfect gem of an experience. Making & enjoying the food is top notch! Would do this again on a future trip back ❤️
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Apr 11, 2024
Best Cooking Class! - Chef[s] Tom & Martha were our culinary guides into the historic evolution of Cajun cuisine. We were sat down around a large table, introduced ourselves to our group, and Tom proceeded to explain the ingredients, blends of spices, the chemistry of gastronomy, and how these all come together within the context of New Orleans to culminate into the dishes we were to prepare. Coupled with a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar, we could not have had a better time creating these rich, soul-comforting meals. This was an incredible experience that we cannot wait to do again.
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Apr 9, 2024
Amazing Experience | Do Not Miss the Opportunity! - Highly recommend. One of the best cooking class experiences we have had in all of our travels around the world. Vivian and Devlin were awesome instructors, coaches, and hosts. Would return again the next time we are in New Orleans. Do not miss this opportunity to not only learn the techniques, history, and ingredients needed, and to have a great time while learning. Thank you Vivian for being one of the best parts of our visit to New Orleans!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 8, 2024
Best Experience in New Orleans-DO IT! - We visited New Orleans for the first time for 4 days and had a wonderful time in this most unique city. The highlight of the week, despite all of the many amazing other things we did, was take a hands-on cooking class at the NO School of Cooking. What an absolutely unique, fun and educational experience it was! My family and I along with 7 other people had a fun filled evening learning about the history of the legendary NO cuisine all while experiencing how to cook it all. We were guided in every step but did all of the cooking ourselves. My 18 year old loved it too. The chef was funny, knowledgeable, engaging and a seasoned NO chef that grew up right in the French Quarter. We made chicken and andouille gumbo, shrimp and andouille jambalaya and bananas foster. I highly, highly recommend this unique experience for anyone. You will be so happy you did it.
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Apr 6, 2024
Cook Baby- NOLA style - Such a fun experience- our chef Ricardo was so funny and so informative- great meal great night. Learned so much about creole and Cajun meals!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 5, 2024
Delicious and Fun Dinner - Great instruction and entertainment from Ricardo. Preparation of 3 dishes at one time by my husband and I was fun but a little stressful. Bottomless wine and beer aided with the stress and added to the fun. Dinner turned out delicious! And the Bananas Foster al a mode at the end was wonderful!
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Apr 3, 2024
Great - The food was great, Lynne was very informative, friendly and knowledgeable. My guy loves gumbo and loved learning how to make it.
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Apr 2, 2024
Delicious, Educational and Fun!! - This was a highlight experience for us while in New Orleans! We would definitely recommend the hands-on class over the demonstration much better learning! We had Rene as our chef and instructor and he was fabulous. We had 10 people in the class (all couples) and worked at 5 stations. We made a chicken and andouille gumbo, BBQ shrimp with cheesy grits and Bananas Foster. Having all the materials prepped and ready for us was great. Rene was able to talk about the history of the dishes and the area, as well as help all of us create our delicious dishes! We would highly recommend this experience!!
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up to 10 guests
April 2024