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In 2005, Hurricane Katrina dealt the city a blow that called its very existence into question. In the midst of the agony of rebuilding the city there was a miracle – the New Orleans joie de vivre and genius for pleasure re-emerged intact. Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest were celebrated within months of the deluge. Backyard crawfish boils and second-line parades resumed as restaurants and clubs reopened. For New Orleanians, the whole point of being here is to enjoy life. And they invite you to join them.

New Orleans School of Cooking

New Orleans School of Cooking

Learn to cook the most popular local dishes

Learn to cook the most popular local dishes Editors' Note

The New Orleans School of Cooking and Louisiana General Store are located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. They are open 7 days a week and offer a general store, a variety of cooking classes, and other events.

Each class at the New Orleans School of Cooking is taught by 1 of 7 well-known chefs sharing their secrets in the trade of preparing traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine. Pralines, Corn & Crab Bisque and Jambalaya are just a few of the large variety of local classics that The New Orleans Cooking School shares with guests.

Taste testing is a requirement at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Each chef entertains their class with New Orleans folklore, history and trivia. Sessions include the Open Demonstration Lunch Classes, Private Demonstration Classes, “Hands-on” Cooking Classes and Teambuilding Classes. The school even offers off-site Cooking Demonstrations, “Hands-on” Classes or Challenges. Prizes are offered for some class selections.

New Orleans School of Cooking
524 St. Louis Street, 70130 New Orleans
(504) 525-2665 or toll free: 1-800-237-4841
General Store: Mon-Sat. 9-6pm. Sun. 9-4pm. Daily Demonstration Cooking Class: Mon-Sun. 10-12:30pm. Mon-Sat. 2-4pm. Cooking lessons: see website.