July 21 2022 | Planning Tips

A woman’s place is in the kitchen – said no one in 2023 who wants to stay standing. These days cooking is a shared responsibility and, when you do it together, it can even be fun. That’s why a cooking class or two at the New Orleans School of Cooking, named the #2 Food Experience in the World by TripAdvisor, is an ideal gift – not to mention a unique one.

New Orleans School of Cooking offers two types of experiences – open demonstration classes and open hands-on classes. In the first, you sit back and watch their entertaining chefs do their thing while they share stories about New Orleans’ history and how food has always been a part of it. Of course, afterwards you get to eat! In the second type of class, Open Hands-on Classes, you get to cook yourself. You’ll slice, dice and season with the chef and then sit down for a meal together. ZOOM classes are also available if your bride and groom live out of town.

On neworleansschoolofcooking.com, you’ll find calendars detailing class availability and what they’ll be cooking that day. In one class, they might be cooking Corn & Crab Bisque, Shrimp Creole, Bananas Foster and Pralines. In another, Gumbo, Jambalaya and Bread Pudding might be on the menu.

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