Welcome to the Fun, Food & Folklore of The New Orleans School of Cooking! Our entertaining classes and Louisiana General Store are located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. We teach the basics of Louisiana Cooking in a way you’ll never forget. Fun is a primary ingredient in our kitchen! Our Creole/Cajun experts teach New Orleans specialties 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 our daily menu for more information. We also accommodate private group classes, participation classes and special events.
The Louisiana General Store is open for business 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sundays. We are located at 524 St. Louis Street. We carry a full line of Cajun and Creole products, cookbooks, spices, gift baskets, cookware, and our famous seasoning-Joe’s Stuff™. If you’re out of town and can’t stop by; please shop with us here on-line! We look forward to having you as our guest!