New Orleans Cooking Classes: Taste of Louisiana

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum offers weekly cooking classes and lunch demonstrations in the state-of-the-art Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air. Learn about the food of New Orleans and Louisiana while you eat an amazing lunch in the museum! 

Presented by Liz Williams, SoFAB Founder and President, and Jyl Benson, SoFAB's Director of Culinary Programming, the demonstration class offers an in-depth cooking lesson showing you how to make these delicious, traditional dishes that can be found nowhere else in the world, while discussing the culture and history of New Orleans.  Everything is made from scratch by our team, and we'll walk you through each step of the process so you can recreate the Taste of Louisiana in your own home!  Enjoy your lunch served with a side of history, as we also take you on a guided private tour of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum during class. Start your New Orleans vacation with us!

There are three cooking classes you can enjoy at this time:

We went to the jambalaya cooking demo and loved it. The food was terrific but I really loved how the history and culture of the region was also included.
— Kathy W. on Facebook

Creole New Orleans Cuisine

The Creole Cooking Class explores the iconic dishes of New Orleans. 

  • Creole Okra and Tomatoes

  • Creole Jambalaya with Chicken, Sausage, Vine-Ripened Tomatoes

  • Bananas Foster with Vanilla Ice Cream

  • French Bread with Butter

Louisiana's Cajun Cuisine:

We leave the city behind and explore another beloved cuisine of Louisiana in our Cajun Cooking Class.

This was just around the corner from our hotel, so we walked over and had the greatest time learning how to cook gumbo, maque shoe, and spice cake....yummy!
— Jo Ellen K. on Facebook
  • Macque Choux with Tasso

  • Cajun Gumbo with Dark Roux, Andouille and Chicken, served with Louisiana Long-Grain Rice

  • Gateau de Sirop (Cajun spice cake with Steen's Cane Syrup)

Creole Italian Cuisine: 

At one time there were more Sicilians in New Orleans than in any place other than Palermo! Learn about how Italian cuisine was incorporated into New Orleans in this Creole Italian Cooking Class. 

  • Creole-Italian Stuffed Tomato

  • Creole Red Gravy with Sweet Italian Sausage and Pasta

  • Made to Order Snoballs

  • Garlic Bread

In all the classes, SoFAB proudly serves Luzianne Iced Tea. You will receive copies of all the recipes made in class AND a jar of SoFAB's Spice Mix OR a Cocktail Recipe Book, included in the ticket price.

Click on the calendar below to see what we're cooking and book your ticket. Want to schedule a demonstration class for your group? Learn about our options here

We watched the staff make tomato remoulade salad, jambalaya, and bananas foster—all amazing! And the best part was being able to ask questions from food preparation to general New Orleans cuisine and culture to our hearts content!
— soccerdude24 on TripAdvisor
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Many thanks to our generous sponsors for supporting the demonstration classes