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New Orleans School of Cooking

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Address: 524 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA
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+1 504-525-2665
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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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US$86.66*
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New Orleans Culinary and Cocktail Walking Tour
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US$28.00*
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New Orleans Cooking Class

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Wonderful!

Loved it!!! This was my second time visiting and I will definitely go back the next time I am in New Orleans.

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Loved it!!! This was my second time visiting and I will definitely go back the next time I am in New Orleans.

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Traveled with a friend to New Orleans for the first time. Saw the New Orleans School of Cooking online when researching New Orleans. We took the three hour hands on cooking class with Chef Ricardo. It was the highlight of the trip for me!!! Great history of what influenced the cooking style in New Orleans. Review of the recipes then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anne was the best! She was informative and entertaining. She also told us about the history of the food we were cooking and gave us tips of other meals to try during our stay. I would definitely recommend it as a must do, when visiting NOLA

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the pleasure of being taught the local dishes (jambalaya, gumbo, pralines, and bread pudding) from a lovely local lady. She was very knowledgeable starting us off with some background and cultural history of the area which lead to the cooking they have today. No matter where you sit in the room the mirror design ensures that you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ms. Pat took us on a history lesson of New Orleans and southern Louisiana as she walked us through preparing some of the staples of Crescent City cooking. She was a delight. This is about creole cooking, not cajun. Ms. Pat explains the difference. This is a spectator's event, not hands-on, in case that's what you're looking for. You get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had high expectation for this class due to price and I was not disappointed. The class started on time and consisted a group of 10. First you sit and review the menu and get a really interesting history of food in New Orleans. Then you pair off and begin cooking. All the ingredients are pre-measured so all you have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The famous Big Kevin Belton entertained and cooked for us. We were given recipes and tips while cooking, and we dined on all that he prepared. So good. We were even able to shop to get the special ingredients.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Of all the things we did in New Orleans, this was my favorite. Reservations were made about 2 months in advance online for the hands-on class. After we checked in we browsed the store while waiting for the others to arrive, finding a few things to bring home for gifts. When everyone arrived we met Chef Ricardo and moved to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my third time over a thirty year span of visiting the New Orleans School Of Cooking. I highly recommend it. Not only do you get to sample wonderful local dishes but you get to hear about the history of the settlement and its people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The school's website is a wealth of information and makes it easy to choose a time and meal you want to observe or help prepare. Chief Kevin is not only has a wealth of information to share but is very knowledgeable about the cooking styles and history of the area. He is also very funny. Needless to say the food... More 

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French Quarter
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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