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New Orleans School of Cooking

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French Quarter
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Address: 524 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA
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+1 504-525-2665

Our festive cooking classes feature lunch, laughs, and lessons in...

Our festive cooking classes feature lunch, laughs, and lessons in delightful morning or afternoon demonstrations. Guests learn to make local favorites such as Gumbo, Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, and Pralines. A meal of the demonstrated food items, beverages and recipes are included.

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We had a really good time learning about Louisiana's history and traditional recipes of jambalaya, gumbo, bread pudding and pralines. Tom was very entertaining and the time flew... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really good time learning about Louisiana's history and traditional recipes of jambalaya, gumbo, bread pudding and pralines. Tom was very entertaining and the time flew by. Great gift shop and the food was really good. Highly recommend.

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Spokane WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to watch a cooking demonstration about cooking Jambalaya, Gumbo and Pralines and can't wait to get home to try it. Our instructor, Harriet, was a kick in the pants. She's one of those people that everyone would like to know. She mixed in some history of New Orleans cooking along with personal stories that were always humorous. Afterwards... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to a Saturday morning demonstration class. Tom was the Chef. Fresh-baked biscuits with molasses were on the table when we arrived. Tom was very knowledgable and fun. He walked us through the recipes, being careful to explain what he was doing and why. He even walked us through making a roux! He talked a lot about New Orleans... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I tried to walk-in to an afternoon demonstration class and it was full, so we made reservations for the following AM. We were the first to arrive but one of the last ones to be seated. They let registrants into the demonstration classroom in the order of when they registered. I thought for sure we would be... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is well worth the money... I have done the "Demonstration" class... Good deal, you get a great meal and show for the Price. This time I did the "Hands On" Class which is well worth the extra money! It is 3 hours of history, instruction, friendship, good meal and a show!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We felt privileged to be part of the New Orleans School of Cooking demonstration class. For a very reasonable price we where treated to entertaining Harriet who cooked 4 Louisiana dishes. Crab Bisque, Shrimp Creole, Pecan Pralines and Banana Foster's. Upon entering the demonstration room our tables had biscuits and syrup. I instantly regretted eating breakfast before coming to this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a demonstration class included in my escorted tour. I had higher expectations. I would loved more a hands-on option I think. Our group was seated on big round tables for 8 or so persons. One bottle of wine was included for every table. I understand that they don't want drunk people. But now 3 ladies took everything and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

had alot of fun....the food was very good...Julie our cook was very informative and patient....we got a menu for the class with all the recipes for u to take home as well as a pen to take notes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on St Louis Street in the FQ, this is a usually twice daily cooking demonstration class (also have hands-on option). The morning class includes a soup, entree, dessert, and praline made in front of you while the instructor provides the recipe and insight into NOLA's culinary history. Price also includes iced tea, beer, and biscuits. Separate store in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No first visit to NOLA is complete without a demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Armed with a love of food, culture and a hungry belly, we were part of a full class, led by Pat. What an experience! And one that surpassed expectations! I knew we would see some great cooking and learn some new tricks, but... More 

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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