New Orleans Lunch & Lesson: Cajun & Creole Cooking Class

4.9 / 5

85 reviews

New Orleans Lunch & Lesson: Cajun & Creole Cooking Class

From $32.50 per person

Experience the fun, food, and folklore of New Orleans at this demonstration cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Every class includes a 3- or 4-course creole and cajun meal, copies of the recipes, and a local brew.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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  • Learn how to make popular New Orleans cajun and creole dishes
  • Sit back and watch the chef prepare authentic cajun and creole recipes
  • Eat the finished products for lunch
  • Immerse yourself in the food and culture of New Orleans
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Learn the basics of Louisiana Cooking with cajun and creole chefs teaching New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, seasoning them with history, trivia and tall tales. The chef will share the fascinating history of New Orleans, and how culture and cuisine are interwoven. Follow along and learn how to make mouth-watering creole and cajun dishes and dig in after the class. At the end of the class, you will receive a coupon to use in the general store and are encouraged to go home and try to make the dishes yourselves.  The general store, as well as the classroom, are both located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. The store has a thoughtful collection of the best locally sourced products and is the home of the famous Joe's Stuff Creole Seasoning, used and loved by local chefs and visitors alike. Program of Menus: 10 AM Class · Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday: Gumbo, Jambalaya, Bread Pudding and Pralines · Monday: Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Pecan Pie and Pralines · Tuesday: Gumbo, Jambalaya, Bananas Foster and Pralines · Thursday: Corn & Crab Bisque, Shrimp Creole, Bananas Foster & Pralines · Friday: Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp and Artichoke Soup, Bread Pudding, Pralines 2 PM Class · Saturday: Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp and Artichoke Soup and Pralines · Sunday, Tuesday: Corn & Crab Bisque, Chicken Etouffee and Pralines · Monday, Thursday, Friday: Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines · Wednewday: Gumbo, Chicken Creole, Pralines
  • Skilled, entertaining chef demonstrating the preparation of a classic cajun and creole meal
  • 3- or 4-course cajun and creole meal
  • Dixie beer, iced tea and lemonade
  • Hot coffee (10 AM class only)
  • Recipe copies
  • Coupon to the general store
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Translation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Enter the New Orleans School of Cooking General Store and check-in at the register.

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    4.9 /5

    based on 85 reviews

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    Pat is full of charm and funny. Truly an informative and enjoyable class. We learned history of Cajuns and Creoles. And the food was delicious! We can’t wait to fix these dishes and share them with our friends! Also, we could tell by the seating arrangements that they were conscious of COVID-19 social distancing. Thank you Pat and your team!

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    June 5, 2021

    I was very impressed by the chef and how well he handled the number of people in the class on that day. The food was as good or better than the top restaurants in New Orleans. The class started and ended on time, everyone had a full meal with soup, entre, dessert and a praline. The Chef’s skill and personality was very entertaining. Wish I could remember his name.

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    March 6, 2020

    The whole experience was an absolute JOY & one of the best things I have ever done! It's a FUN setting with a very informed instructor who spoke in a colorful & humorous way. I learned so much about the history of New Orleans, along with important information about the food & food preparation, & then we ate generous portions of the DELICIOUS, fresh home-cooked food! We had enjoyable interaction with the other guests at our table & I even made a new friend! There's also a great general store connected to the school where one can shop for wonderful items and gifts. I feel confident in attempting the recipes (which they give us) at home. This was a GREAT value & I HIGHLY recommend this!

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    March 5, 2020

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