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:
Creole New Orleans Cuisine:
The Creole Cooking Class explores the iconic dishes of New Orleans.
- Fresh Tomato Salad with Creole Remoulade Sauce
- 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.
- Macques 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.
- Italian Olive Salad with Fresh Lemon and Provolone
- 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.
Summer Update: Classes take a summer break for our summer kids camp, with the last class scheduled for June 7, 2018 and starting back up on August 9, 2018. Want to schedule a demonstration class for your group? Learn about our options here.