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New Orleans Cooking Schools

New Orleans Cooking Schools

Interested in learning a few new tricks in the kitchen? Cooking schools in New Orleans offer hands-on learning experiences, allowing you to master your skills and gain an appreciation for new cultures and traditions. Some of the best instructors and world-class chefs in Louisiana are ready to provide detailed instructions and advice on how to do everything from following a basic recipe to preparing a four-course meal.

If you’re looking to make authentic Cajun and Creole dishes our local chefs will walk you through the process by providing their personal tips on flavoring dishes with versatile ingredients and spices, and advice on how to use locally sourced products to achieve fresh, healthy flavors and textures. You’ll also pick up some interesting and useful facts about the history of New Orleans, and how the local cuisine has changed over time.

Many New Orleans cooking schools offer private classes as well as group classes and special event classes for parties looking to host a cooking function, to celebrate a birthday or other special occasions.

Browse the list below to book your class at one of these top cooking schools in New Orleans.

New Orleans Cooking Schools
New Orleans School of Cooking
524 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-2665, (800) 237-4841

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Cooking School


Experience the Fun, Food & Folklore of New Orleans at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Located in the heart of the historic French Quarter housed in a renovated 1800’s molasses warehouse, patrons learn the basics of Louisiana Cooking in an unforgettable way. Fun is a primary ingredient in this kitchen! Our Cajun and Creole experts teach New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, seasoning them with history, trivia and tall tales! The school can accommodate individuals, private group classes, special events and off-site events.

The front of the building hosts The Louisiana General Store, which is a thoughtful collection of the best locally sourced products, used and loved by the New Orleans School of Cooking's family of chefs. The store carries Cajun and Creole products, cookbooks, spices, gift baskets, cookware, and their signature seasoning - Joe’s Stuff™. The store is open for business 9am - 6pm Monday-Saturday and 9am - 5 pm on Sundays.

Whether you take a class, shop the store, or use their products at home – visit the New Orleans School of Cooking as a guest, and leave as family.

The New Orleans Cooking Experience
2275 Bayou Rd., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 945-9104

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Cooking School

Description: The New Orleans Cooking Experience offers everything: group classes, private and special events classes to four-day cooking vacations. All classes highly personalized and focus on authentic Creole cooking. Regular classes with up to ten people are offered with advanced reservations and include demonstration instruction, recipes, wine and a multi-course meal. Learn from New Orleans’ best! Look for Frank Brigtsen (one of Food and Wine’s “Top Ten New Chefs”, James Beard Award winner, Zagat’s Top Cajun Restaurant award), Poppy Tooker, and Chiqui Collier.
The Mardi Gras School of Cooking
232 Bermuda St., New Orleans, LA 70114 [Map It]
(504) 362-5225

Neighborhood: Algiers/Westbank
Attraction Type/s: Cooking School
Crescent City Cooks
201 Chartres St. , New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-1600

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Cooking School
Simplee Gourmet
1000 Girod St., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 962-9162

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Cooking School

Description: Simplee Gourmet, a kitchen boutique and venue for recreational culinary classes that will inspire beginner and professional chefs alike. We have wonderful gifts for any budget. Bridal Registry, cooking classes and many special events. Lines include: Le Creuset, MacKenzie-Childs, Rosle gadgets, Nordicware, Tervis, Breville.
Casa Pelican
712 Pelican Ave., New Orleans, LA 70114 [Map It]
(504) 210-5011

Neighborhood: Algiers/Westbank
Attraction Type/s: Cooking School

Description: Cooking classes at Casa Pelican are casual, relaxed and as 'hands-on' as you feel comfortable with. Limited to a maximum of 6 students, there is plenty of time to ask questions, discuss methodologies and learn about the history of Louisiana's unique cuisine.
Langlois Culinary Crossroads
1841 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 934-1010

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attraction Type/s: Cooking School

Description: Langlois is a next-generation, interactive, restaurant dining and cooking experience and offer participatory cooking classes and unique dining experiences focusing on authentic Cajun and Creole food. For a moment in time, our guests get to join our chefs in the creation of a fantastic meal or enjoy the show.
Alliance Française of New Orleans
1519 Jackson Ave. , New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 568-0770

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Cooking School, Cultural Center

Description: The Alliance Française promotes knowledge and appreciation of the French language and Francophone cultures, and to encourage friendship and collaboration with the French-speaking world.

The Alliance Française of New Orleans provides: • French language courses for adults, children, and businesses looking to support the desire or need for language study • Language certifications including the DELF/DALF and DELF Prim, and the DAEFLE • Cultural activities for adults and children that present a comprehensive look at francophone culture in the 21st century • A library and other resources online for both native speakers and French students

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