Cooking Class - An Authentic Taste of Louisiana

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The traditions of authentic Louisiana cuisine come to life in a selection of classic recipes.

Discover a menu of Southern favorites in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Jerry. He'll introduce you to the bountiful flavors and fresh ingredients that make Louisiana cuisine a true original.

Celebrate the south as you prepare a batch of smokey BBQ shrimp in a buttery white wine sauce. Then, create seafood boudin balls — fritters loaded with fresh crab, shrimp and rice. Whip up a pot of spicy jambalaya studded with chicken and sausage, then fry a batch of authentic beignets as a perfect New Orleans dessert.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 1.5 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Couples, Date Night, Fun, Group, Holiday

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Robert I.


14 Feb 2023

Chef Jerry’s class was amazing and he was such a gracious and warm host. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to have an authentic experience in New Orleans. Thanks so much Chef Jerry!

Hisyam T.


09 Jan 2023

Chef Jerry was an excellent host. We did our session with another lovely couple who were also a delight to be around. The session was at Chef Jerry's house and personal kitchen, and we were greeted with already prepped ingredients. We were initially hesitant about the session being only 1.5 hours long, but Chef Jerry was very efficient in the kitchen and multitasked everything so that even dinner was included in that 1.5 hour length. While we would have wanted the session to be even more hands on (having each person with their own kitchen station and cook their meal vs more of a demo with participants helping with prep), we highly appreciated Chef Jerry's in depth knowledge of the meals made, including a secret sauce that was able to be utilized for 3 separate dishes without it tasting the same in the end. We were also surprised to have additional menu items instead of just what's advertised, as Chef Jerry was indeed very generous with his time and resources. He also sent us the recipe afterwards which we also appreciated. Overall, the session was definitely a highlight of our trip down to NOLA!

Kalla K.


28 Dec 2022

The food was fantastic and made to meet our spice tolerance! Chef Jerry was a wonderful host.

$ 85 Per person

all-inclusive: 1.5-hour class, 4-course meal and taxes.

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Chef Jerry’s culinary career began in the United States Marine Corps where he served as an executive chef and received awards for his culinary achievements. After his time in the military, he opened a catering business and family restaurant serving Cajun and Creole fare. Chef Jerry has participated in the Essence Fest as a food vendor for many years, and won the title of Essence Music Fest “Best Chef” in 2014.

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