Cooking Class - Big Easy Soul Food

Chef Kira helps you to harness the soul power driving culinary traditions in New Orleans.

In this hands-on class, Chef Kira will take you on a culinary journey to New Orleans, where the soul food is equal parts comforting and exciting.

First, Chef Kira will teach you the secret to making authentic charbroiled oysters. Then, learn how to master the simple art of complex and creamy shrimp and grits. The main event is a New Orleans-style crawfish boil that is just as much a social event as a party of flavors. Of course, no soul food class is complete without sweet, fluffy beignets.

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

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

Reviews guests left for this experience



24 Sep 2018

Kira was great! The food was delicious and she's a very kind person full of great advice and conversation. Would highly recommend!



23 Apr 2018

Chef Kira was incredible - so knowledgable, prepared, likable, funny, and easy to learn from! The food was delicious and fresh. She's this super cool entrepreneur that travels around the world learning and teaching about food. I'd recommend this experience to anybody.



24 Feb 2018

Chef Kira came fully prepared and did a wonderful job of setting up and cleaning up our kitchen after our experience. She was knowledgeable, showed us some great tips throughout the class, and was fun to interact with during the evening. We had some great conversations alongside some excellent food! Chef is well traveled and brings those influences into her food. We loved all of the food and were even left with some extras/leftovers to enjoy later this weekend. It was a pleasure having her in our own and we will certainly use her again to try out one of her other offerings!

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Chef Kira was raised by a family of cooks, farmers and nurturers. Memories of making hand pies in her grandmother's kitchen and farming in the yard with her grandfather have inspired her career in food. By cooking in kitchens across Europe and Morocco, she submerged herself in the art of food and learned the true value of flavor. Under her tutelage, you will learn to create meals that taste just as amazing as they are good for you!

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Chef Kira will travel to guests within NYC for this experience.

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