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New Orleans School of Cooking - Open Demonstration Lunch Classes

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Welcome to the Fun, Food & Folklore of The New Orleans School of Cooking! The school’s entertaining classes and the Louisiana General Store are located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. They teach the basics of Louisiana Cooking in a way you’ll never forget. Fun is a primary ingredient in the kitchen. Creole/Cajun experts teach New Orleans specialities such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, and season them with history, trivia and tall tales. It’s a “ga-ron-teed” good time for all.

Since 1980, the New Orleans School of Cooking has introduced countless visitors from around the world to the wonderful food and rich culture of Louisiana and New Orleans. Classes are held seven days a week in our beautifully renovated 1830’s molasses warehouse, located at 524 St. Louis Street, between Chartres and Decatur in the French Quarter.

The cooking classes are taught by well known local chefs; skilled in the arts and traditions of Cajun and Creole cuisine. Visitors will be treated to a wide range of local classics such as Jambalaya, Gumbo, Corn & Crab Bisque, and Pralines. Please see the daily menu for more information. We also accommodate hands on classes, special events , and group classes.

Our popular lunch classes are “open” to individual reservations. The original two and a half hour class, featuring 4 food items, is held daily from 10am-12:30pm. We also offer a 2 hour class, featuring 3 food items, on Fridays and Saturdays, from 2pm-4pm. All “open” classes include generous samplings of the demonstrated items as well as recipes, coffee, iced tea and beer. Reservations may be made at (504) 525-2665 (local) or 1-800-237-4841. All open classes include generous samplings of the demonstrated menu items as well as recipes, coffee, iced tea and Abita beer.

The Louisiana General Store is open for business 9am-4pm, seven days a week; located at 524 St. Louis Street. We carry a full line of Cajun and Creole products, cookbooks, spices, gift baskets, cookware, and the famous seasoning Joe’s Stuff™.

For a current class schedule check the New Orleans School of Cooking website:



New Orleans School of Cooking

524 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Mondays (10:00 AM - 12:30 AM)
Tuesdays (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Wednesdays (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Thursdays (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Fridays (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Saturdays (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Sundays (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
. Until January 1