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Crescent City Cooks

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Central Business District
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Address: 201 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2214
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+1 504-529-1600
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Fantastic experience

My husband and I attended the afternoon demonstration class. What a great way to learn about the culture and cuisine of this city. The chef was engaging, knowledgeable, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sacramento, California
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Dunellen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned a lot, got some recipes to take home (praline, jambalaya, and red beans and rice), and had plenty to eat and the cost was similar to what we would had paid to go out to lunch anyway.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I attended the afternoon demonstration class. What a great way to learn about the culture and cuisine of this city. The chef was engaging, knowledgeable, and funny. The 3 courses she taught were amazingly delicious. Chicken fricassee, seafood gumbo, and bananas Foster. With a special praline made by her assistant to take with you. I highly recommend... More 

1 Thank hbjanet
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip to New Orleans. Chef Shava was not only a great chef, but extremely entertaining and knowledgeable about not only food, but the history of New Orleans as well. The food demonstration was excellent and the meal he prepared for us was one of the best meals I have ever... More 

1 Thank 16Margaret
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend the morning cooking class. The instructor was excellent and entertaining. The menu was great and we left educated and stuffed.

Thank Delegal
La Grange Park, Illinois
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great way to spend the morning in NOLA - watching your lunch being made, being entertained in the process, and then eating it up! Our instructor, Lynn, was charming and funny!

Thank CMGtraveler
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A great way to spend an afternoon learning how to cook like the locals. The menu varies. The instructors were fun and experienced. We enjoyed their stories. The class includes cooking, eating and then taking home your dishes frozen for transport.

Thank Crawfish Boil
Oradell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

What a great way to get a taste of New Orleans. Crescent City Cooks offered a 2 1/2 hour cooking demonstration class which includes lunch for $30. Lynn, the head instructor, was charming and knowledgeable. The support staff was equally wonderful. I highly recommend you give this activity a try. We made seafood gumbo, chicken fracases and bananas Foster. They... More 

2 Thank Olivia B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

One of our group of six found this activity and we all agreed to take part during our trip. Not being a cook, I was only mildly interested but it turned out to be one of the best things we did! We had a ball with the chef and the other participants. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking... More 

3 Thank marty439
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Just happened upon Crescent City Cooks when wandering French Quarter our 1st afternoon. What a find. Enjoyed an amazing demonstration class for lunch. And we could bring our own wine. Great value, learned some history of the city through their food. Highly recommend. One things we would do again if we are back in NOLA.

2 Thank DAD11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

came in to buy and left with a reservation for a Cajun/creole cooking class! had a ball, our chef was so funny and delightful. never did this before and we will now be searching for cooking classes in all our travels!

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