New Orleans School of Cooking

New Orleans School of Cooking

Welcome to the New Orleans School of Cooking, the family-owned NOLA cooking school that is based on 'fun, food, and folklore'. This company was first established in 1980, since then seeing countless visitors from around the world looking to experience authentic Cajun/Creole cuisine. The classes have been voted the #6 experience in the world and #2 in the U.S. by Trip Advisor's Travelers Choice!

The New Orleans School of Cooking is located in the heart of the French Quarter, within a renovated molasses warehouse built in the 1800s. The courses offered here teach the basics of Louisiana Cooking in a way you'll never forget! Your group can participate in cooking classes, private parties, and Louisiana General Store shopping while during your visit.

There are two main class styles offered; Demo Classes or Hands-On Classes. If you are traveling with a large group you will be taking part in the Demo Classes, as the Hands-On courses are only recommended for ages 18 and up. The Demonstration Classes allow you to watch, learn, and eat as you watch skilled and entertaining chefs prepare classic Cajun/Creole meals while giving you tidbits of vibrant NOLA cuisine history. The hands-on courses allow you to cook and eat an authentic Louisiana meal yourself in a highly interactive class setting. You will cut, season, and prep a complete dinner with the expert chefs, then you will get to enjoy the meal with them!

Some popular meal examples for both of the classes include red beans and rice, pecan pie and pralines, chicken and andouille gumbo, BBQ shrimp and grits, bloody mary's, crab ravigote, corn and crab bisque, and much more. Be sure to stop by the general store to explore a thoughtful collection of the best locally sourced products used and loved by the school's chefs.

*Note, for those 18 and older there are also competition/teambuilding options such ass the Cook-Off Challenge and Gumbo Cook-Off.