Hands on Cajun Roux Class in New Orleans

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New Orleans, USA

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We are the only Cooking School that does small intimate Hands On Classes in the French Quarter. Our class size ranges from 2 people to 10. Larger groups are welcome too. Classes are more like a dinner party with friends. For parties of 8 or more, a 20% gratuity is added.



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84 reviews

Average 4.95 out of 5 stars based on 84 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Wonderful tume, great food, greatest chef!
Nathan F, Feb 2023 Verified
It was the best time and better food!
Philip C, Nov 2022 Verified
We booked this cooking class as part of a visit to NOLA. While we expected to be part of a small group of visitors, we unexpectedly ended up being the only couple so had the entire kitchen and chef (Christopher) to ourselves. Chris as a terrific host. He began with a background on how Gumbo came to be developed here in the US and what ingredients were used and why. Then we began to chop and peel and cook the gumbo. Once done, about 30 minutes of prep, the Gumbo went on the stove to simmer while we made Shrimp etouffee. The shrimp was the first course and the Gumbo 2nd. We couldn’t have been happier or more impressed with the way Chris described and then demonstrated/taught the techniques of food preparation. I would highly recommend this activity to any group as a great way to experience NOLA. It is located in the French Quarter and very accessible to all main hotels.
Ray_C, Nov 2022 Verified
David was an incredibly patient instructor. My wife and I enjoyed the instruction, information, and technique, and we walked away feeling super about the decision to attend the cooking school. Though some of the attendees were obnoxious, David maintained a professional demeanor and focused on the rest of the class. Thank you, David, for a great experience.
amyaburns, Oct 2022 Verified
Amazing cooking experience complete with an explanation of influence of the history and culture of New Orleans. The food was amazing as was Chris, our chef.
Mark_V, Oct 2022 Verified
Terrific time, great class fun, relaxed and learning a lot. The best couple class you can think of. Would definitely do it again
lisacE6966QW, Oct 2022 Verified
Really enjoyed the food and information from Dave. Good food and good company. Definitely a fun memory for this foodie tour.
Jennifer B, Oct 2022 Verified
Our first (and definitely not our last) cooking class at the Mardi Gras School of Cooking was one of the highlights of our trip to NOLA last week! We chose the Roux class for our first experience.We were privileged to have Chef Chris as our instructor and he is WONDERFUL. He shared some of his experiences with us as well as pointing out features of local architecture and history, while giving us a detailed history of the dishes we prepared as the class progressed.My friend has a gluten intolerance and he was able to accommodate her needs easily- and we got two alternative versions of two dishes as a result!I would give 10 stars if I could!
Elmira M, Oct 2022 Verified
I enjoyed the personal attention in the class. The cooking class was the perfect size. It felt like you were cooking and eating with friends.
susanbT9247RD, Oct 2022 Verified
Enjoyed this experience! Would do again when visiting NOLA! Mark was fun and informative. We learned not to toss out shrimp or lobster shells. We will be making our own shrimp stock from now on. Mark showed us "tricks of the trade" in cooking delicious Cajun dishes using the simple to make stock. After cooking crab and corn bisque, Cajun shrimp and rice, along with a glass of wine , we enjoyed an over the top meal fit for Mardi Gras kings and queens. Hard to keep our hands off of the pralines later that evening. Thank you. Mark! From, Wisconsin Foodies
toryl281, Oct 2022 Verified
Chef Mark was fun and informative. Had a great time. The food that was created was amazing while providing detailed information and key tips.

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