Whether you’re a pro in your kitchen, or don’t even know how to work the stove, the New Orleans School of Cooking has a class for you. Bring home the flavor of Louisiana with you when you attend one of these entertaining and insightful cooking classes. Classes are held daily at various times, and offer you the opportunity to try some newer recipes and start you on your way to becoming the master of your kitchen.
The New Orleans School of Cooking teaches basic Louisiana recipes in a fun and unique way. You’ll be able to literally taste – after you cook it up, of course – the rich culture of Louisiana and New Orleans. Take a private class if you need a little more hands-on instruction; otherwise, there are public classes you are welcome to take as well.
The classes are held in the school’s recently renovated 1830s molasses warehouse on St. Louis Street in the famous French Quarter. Your teachers are local chefs who really know their way around a southern kitchen. They will share their knowledge of the traditions and recipes of the Cajun and Creole cultures. Try your hand at Jambalaya, Gumbo, Corn Crab Bisque, Pralines and more.
The school also has a store located onsite, where you can bring home cookbooks, spices, gift baskets, cookware, Cajun and Creole products and more. The school’s infamous seasoning, known as “Joe’s Stuff™” is available for purchase there. The Louisiana General Store is open daily and gives you the opportunity to bring a New Orleans kitchen to your home.
There are a variety of hotels in the New Orleans area that are located within walking distance of the school, in case you want to walk off all your delicious creations. The Bienville House Hotel, the W French Quarter and the Royal Sonesta Hotel are just a few of these options, and all will offer you the opportunity to rest well in comfort and luxury. Other nearby hotels include the Holiday Inn French Quarter and the Best Western St. Christopher Hotel, also both less than a half-mile away.
You can’t visit the French Quarter without experiencing all of the sights, sounds and cultures of the area. So while you’re visiting New Orleans, be it for the cooking class, to visit family or friends or just to see the sights, make sure you take a tour of the beautifully constructed French Quarter.