Open Hands On Classes

Our guests actually cut, cook and prepare a complete dinner with one of our expert chefs, and afterwards they are able to sit down and enjoy the meal they have just created. Hands-on classes include the preparation of the menu items, the recipes, a New Orleans School of Cooking Apron. If you are a single, you may be paired with another individual. Must be 18 or older to participate – if you’d like to bring a minor please call so we can make special arrangements.  Book now! 

Daily Open Demonstration Class

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-12:30 pm. 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 Abita Beer. Book now!

Group Demonstrations

Groups of 25 or more guests are eligible to arrange private versions of our popular demonstration classes. We will be happy to assist you with menu and amenity suggestions tailored to your group’s interest and personality. These classes are great for organizations, school field trips, spouse activities and other get-togethers.

Group Hands-On

Special participation classes are available for groups of 8 or more. You’ll do more than just watch and eat- after all, you’re the chef! You will be cutting, chopping, and sautéing a full meal. You may select a four course meal from our delectable menu options, or you have the option of creating your own menu with the aid of our staff. After the hard work is done, you will dine on what you have created. These classes are not limited to “foodies;” a great time will be shared by all!


These popular events are perfect for corporate clients, incentive groups, school or family reunions. We incorporate the best of our participation classes and challenges with fun, humor and friendly competition. Our chefs will masterfully and delightfully guide the competitors through rounds of competition in which they must prove their culinary skills, intellectual prowess and their ability to pull together as a cohesive unit. The competition can get tough, but the atmosphere always remains fun and humorous!

Special Events

Our entertaining classes and the Louisiana General Store are located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800’s. The site was originally occupied by one of the earliest known residences in the city. The Courtyard and the adjacent building have now been tastefully concerted to an intimate French Quarter hideaway, complete with a fountain. It’s the perfect location for your Rehearsal Dinners or private function for twenty-five to forty four guests, allowing them to experience the Vieux Carre’ of long ago with the cuisine and service for with the New Orleans School of Cooking has since become famous.

Off-Site Events

If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you! The Convention Center, hotel meeting rooms and other private venues may provide a more convenient setting for you group. We can also travel to the city of your choice for your special event. Contact the Special Event Office with the time and place of your choice, and we’ll bring the flavors and fun of New Orleans to you!

Special Events Office:

Direct: 504-620-9464

Toll Free: 1(800) 237-4841 ext 9464





New Orleans School of Cooking
Classes & Events

Thank you for you interest, for more information please contact:

Special Events
800-237-4841 ext 464
Direct: 504-620-9464
Fax: (504) 596-2150
524 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

800-237-4841 ext 465
Phone: 504-525-2665 ext 456
Fax: (504) 596-2150
524 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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