The New Orleans School of Cooking offers classes, group events, and even has their own store geared specifically for all your cooking needs. The school offers all the tools required to make sure you can enjoy authentic genuine New Orleans cooking including their own hands on staff of culinary genius’. The chefs at the New Orleans School of Cooking all have experience, knowledge and love to teach, providing an excellent atmosphere to learn and cultivate your own skills.
Chef Anne Leonhard learned to cook in her grandmother’s kitchen, a sure sign of a natural born cook. She thoroughly enjoys cooking gumbo and she says she can’t do without her wooden spoon and her whisk. Anne has a great video on how to make pralines where she describes the “science” behind delicious candy.
Kevin Belton, also known as Big Kevin, loves the New Orleans lifestyle. He grew up in New Orleans, and as it was the food associated with his worst cooking mistake, he doesn’t like cooking eggs. Kevin has appeared on “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” and “Emeril Live” and was part of a cooking series in the UK titled “Big Kevin, Little Kevin”.
Next in the line-up is Chef Pat Hirsch, and her favorite herb is thyme. Pat’s cooking tips include using lemon juice as a deodorizer and how to preserve avocado.
The New Orleans School of Cooking also has Michael W. Devidts who is another homegrown chef taught by his mother with a Cajun-Creole background. Once he began studying, he got to work with culinary greats like Julia Child and Florence Lin. Cooking isn’t his only passion, he is made to be in New Orleans with a Masters Degree from Tulane University in history. He’s also a licensed tour guide!
Harriet Robin has some great reviews from her students including how much they enjoyed how she personalizes her lessons with stories. A great teacher is one who can share her experiences and use them to help you become better and stronger at your own craft.
As you can see here at the New Orleans School of Cooking they have an intense entourage to not only keep you learning but entertained. A lot of the chefs on staff are deeply rooted in old-fashioned home style cooking taught by their mothers and fathers secrets they want to pass to you. If it isn’t the lessons, the knowledge, or the experience these chefs have to offer that impresses you, you can definitely be touched by their passion and willingness to make you a better cook.