The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. SoFAB also hosts special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and tastings that showcase the food and drink of the South.
Located inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (and included in your admission!) is The Museum of the American Cocktail's New Orleans Collection and La Galerie de l'Absinthe. Be sure to check our program calendar to see what we'll be offering during your visit in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!
Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM Closed Tuesdays
Bringing a group? See our Group Visit Page to enhance your visit.
- Adults: $10.50 per person
- Students (with ID), Military, and Seniors over 60: $5.25 per person
- Children Under 12 (with an adult): Free
Street parking is available, or you can take the St. Charles Streetcar line to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and walk three blocks to Oretha C. Haley Boulevard.
Our theme for Middle School Week was New Orleans Restaurants, and we had a great time recreating some of the famous dishes from around the city.
The Rouses Culinary Innovation Center was the stage for a delightful panel discussion focusing on women in the culinary field, part of the Yes Ma'am series of events held in New Orleans on June 15 by the John Besh Foundation.
The Museum of the American Cocktail hosted the annual State of the Art fundraiser on July 18th, celebrating independent American spirits with local bartenders and their delicious cocktails.
Our fifth week of camp was jam packed with fun and cooking all revolving around our board game inspired themes!
Week 4 of Kids Camp was a huge success, with a fun filled week of cooking based on our European theme.
Did you know that the National Food & Beverage Foundation runs the National Culinary Heritage Register? Learn more here!
In our third week of our annual Kids Camp, we had a music themed week, revolving all of our cooking around the music genre of the day!
On Saturday, June 24th the Southern Food & Beverage Museum hosted the second annual Big Top Cake Competition, showcasing the finest work of area bakers with their fantastically decorated cakes.
For Week 2 of our annual Kids Camp, we had a great time with a Disney themed week packed with cooking and fun!
Culinaria Center Director Pepper Bowen shares her views on what we should do with Asian Carp, an invasive species around the country.
Many thanks to the sponsors of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. To see a full list of the National Food & Beverage Foundation sponsors, please see our Sponsor Page here.