Cooking Class - Traditional New Orleans Fare

Discover the playful attitude and ingredients that are key to creating traditional New Orleans dishes.

In this hands-on class, Chef Syrena invites you to join her and discover both the deep traditions of New Orleans cuisine as well as the city's willingness to welcome outside influences, which is showcased in her four-course New Orleans menu.

Chef Syrena will teach you how to blur the lines between tradition and innovation in the kitchen with recipes like fried oysters, slow cooked and smothered chicken in gravy paired with dirty rice, and a classic New Orleans dessert of fresh bourbon peach cobbler topped with homemade whipped cream.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, Fun, Group, New American

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Syrena



07 Jan 2019

Chef Syrena created a journey in technique and flavor. Her flavor profiles and pairings range from bright, surprise-filled morsels to bold, health-minded comfort food. Her experience as a creative Chef is underscored by a deep understanding of market-accessible cooking that benefits the home cook looking for a better understanding of menu development and how to create a dynamic range in taste. She has a straight-forward, humble approach to communicating her talents that easily identifies with local audiences.

Reviews Chef Syrena received outside of Cozymeal



31 Dec 2018

Chef Syrena came to our motorhome while we were visiting New Orleans. Special assignment: cook a kosher meal using only the utensils available in the motorhome and food approved as kosher by me! It was fantastic! Blackened redfish with herb roasted potatoes, asparagus and fumee sauce followed by her version of bananas Foster, banana deep fried in egg roll wrap with caramel banana liqueur sauce. Amazing, had a great meal, watched a great chef cook!

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Maria N

31 Dec 2018

6th Annual NORBCC Golf Tournament. I wish, I could submit pictures. [Seriously] Not only was the food tasty, but the attention to details was above and beyond - [food] Display; presentation [of food on chopping boards, etc.]; flow of the food stations... Chef Syrena brings her "A" game to an event.

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After graduating from the French Culinary Institute of New York, Chef Syrena journeyed back to New Orleans to work as a chef instructor teaching young adults skills to succeed not only in the kitchen — but in life. Her future goals are to cater to the underprivileged by maintaining involvement and creating youth-driven culinary programs. She has also made many media appearances, including winning Food Network’s "Chopped!"

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