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Reviews of New Orleans Food Demo - Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Pralines

Great demonstration
We thoroughly enjoyed the cooking demonstration & tasty results. Harriet was knowledgeable, friendly, witty & charming. What a wonderful way to get to know the city of New Orleans & its rich culinary culture.
Cecilia H.
about 6 years ago
A must do
Excellent class -entertaining, informative and tasting. Everyone should try this look at the days menu and try more once
Teresa C.
about 7 years ago
Brandon very informative,lots of tidbits otherwise you could have just followed a recipe. Plan to try Brandons Gumbo recipe for sure.
Very informative,look forward to trying the seasonings purchased in store.
robert e.
about 6 years ago
Love New Orleans
This class was a wonderful experience for myself, my husband and our two friends. The cooking instructor, Brandon, was phenomenal. He knew how to cook and most importantly he knew how to teach. Brandon broke it down which can be difficult for people who are born cooks. He gave us a short history of the food of New Orleans while he was cooking. The food was delicious and much better than the same food we had the night before at a restaurant known for its Cajun/Creole specialities. We didnt need to eat until dinnertime. We came back to the shop the day we were leaving and took advantage of the 10.00 shipping fee. The clerk was so accomodating that he went downstairs/somewhere to get the jelly for my friend. I would recommend this class, as even my grouchy husband was impressed with it.
Kathleen P.
about 7 years ago
Booked our class by phone and Tripshock emailed my voucher very fast. I would not suggest trying to drive over here because there is no parking lot. Take an Uber or cab. We walked over from our hotel. The school is super easy to find and when you come inside you check in at the cashier stand. Our teacher, Julie was wonderful. Very funny and made you feel very welcome. It was nice to hear some of the history about some of the ingredients while she was cooking along with some of her fave places to buy them! Her helper, Ernest was very kind in passing out our dishes and cleaning them back up. It doesn't feel like you're there for 2.5 hours. It feels more like 90 mins. The time goes by fast and the food is sooooo good! My only regret is not picking up more spices as I left but thankfully they ship! Thank you Julie and Ernest!
Sara S.
about 7 years ago
Came back to New Orleans to try this cooking demonstration, so glad we did!
Best value in New Orleans! "Really" The entertainment value alone was worth the money and the food that was prepared and served topped it all. We learned more about the culture and history of New Orleans in two hours than we had in 4 previous visits to New Orleans. Pat and her staff were just incredible. You have got to try this, great fun and education. Can't what to get home and put what we learned to work. Thanks.
Rick H.
about 7 years ago
It was very good and enjoyed education along with the cooking!
judith n.
about 6 years ago
So much fun!
We all loved our Cooking Demo! It was the highlight of NOLA! We had Harriet and she was just adorable!! We loved her and the food was amazing!!! We had asparagus & artichoke soup, crawfish etouffe, pralines and bread pudding with coconut and Pineapple -- so delish! I can't wait to order her cookbook!!!
about 7 years ago
New Orleans School of Cooking
I brought my Mom to New Orleans for her Birthday . I planned this cooking class for us as something fun to do while we were there. To our and everyone else’s surprise we were randomly seated with 4 other birthday celebrations. Needless to say it was a party! I felt we lucked out because we had Harriet a 70 something year old firecracker who’s instruction was plain, simple and FUNNY! She after teaching for 2 hours stayed after to speak to everyone individually and signed her cookbook with a personalized note of well wishes. She is full of knowledge and wisdom. The experience for me was that of having one of the elders teach you the special way to add that secret ingredient to make the family recipe turn out just right. Both Mom and I enjoyed this immensely, I recommend it to all. We choose the .. Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines class.
Evora H.
about 5 years ago
Cooking class
We loved the class and especially Chef Brandon!!! Very entertaining and answered all questions!! Would highly recommend this class to friends
patti w.
about 6 years ago
Cooking Class
Always fun, great chef, great recipes. Highly recommend!
Chuck C.
about 7 years ago
Could not get refund even though I sent email night before.
Family vaca, one of our members ended up getting very ill and could not attend and I could not get a refund. Not very hospitable
Lana Y.
about 3 years ago
A taste of NOLA
We had such a good time. Educational, entertaining and a great lunch!
Jan W.
about 7 years ago
Learned A Lot
Brandon was a great 'teacher's. He explained various options to prepare and cook Gumbo, Jambalaya & Pralines. He also included history of his LA upbringing, and background of the history of cooking in various regions of Southern Louisiana. Food was delicious and all had a good time.
Bruce B.
about 5 years ago
Cooking show
Food was great and chef was very knowledgeable and interesting Helped with understanding a lot of why NO is what it is Something good and different to do
Matthew J.
about 7 years ago
NOLA School of Cooking
Great demo by Chef Brandon. Entertaining, informative, delectable food. Well worth the time and money.
Mitchell R.
about 6 years ago
Best thing I did in New Orleans!
This cooking demonstration was so fun and informative, with such funny and entertaining stories from our Chef, Harriet. Who knew we were paying for a comedy show? Harriet made cooking look so easy and gave many tips to alter the written recipes to each of our own tastes. The food was amazing, and for the money, the food alone was worth it. However, you also get hilarious family stories and great recipes to take home with you. I am so glad we did this as this was the highlight of my trip.
Q P.
about 7 years ago
The Best Ever
The experience of Creole Cooking, was a new experience for my husband and I. Usually when I sign us up to do stuff he is usually bored sat in the corner. This was "THE BEST EVER" Chef Kevin was entertaining. Knowledgeable, Humorous. Made the Group Bond and enjoy the moment. The Food was amazing and his hints & advise did not need a pinch of salt. Well worth time and money.
Veronica I.
about 7 years ago
Chef Brandon was amazing, so funny, and so informative! My boyfriend and I had so much fun, and are so excited to go back to California knowing the roots of real gumbo! (And how to correctly make it!)
Alexa J.
about 5 years ago
A fun and informative outing while in New Orleans.
Seven of us went to the cooking class and every one of us had a great time. Booking through Tripshock was very easy. Thanks!
Lillian M.
about 7 years ago
Pat! The Cooking class queen
This is my third time doing the cooking school class and twice with Pat. She is the best, she could have her own TV show. She is informative, witty, animated and a sheer delight all that make this one enjoyable meal and entertainment. We will see you again Pat and will tell all our friends to be sure to visit you and your class. Thanks⚜
Connie H.
about 7 years ago
Creole Cooking Demonstration
Great time! Had a lot of fun, learned new cooking tips and enjoyed GREAT tasting!
Patricia V.
about 7 years ago
Cooking Demo
Anne was wonderful! I would definitely recommend this to everyone! We
Janice F.
about 5 years ago
Lots of fun
We had a great time. Very informative and friendly class. Food was amazing.
Christine P.
about 6 years ago


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