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Louisiana Culinary Travel

LouisianaCooking Classes, Cooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Not long ago, there was a scientific study that ranked Louisiana as the nation’s happiest state. Many reasons likely led to this distinction, but it's pretty sure the incredible Louisiana cuisine played a role. Bite into a beignet and see if a smile doesn't break out. In Louisiana, the people Expand Description ▼
don’t just eat. They dine with gusto. Louisiana foods are a connection to the state's diverse heritage, one that includes French, Spanish, African, and German influences. It is over a meal that Louisianans come together in celebration, whether it’s a Mardi Gras gumbo or simply a Friday night crawfish boil. On a Louisiana culinary vacation, you'll find the quintessential Louisiana flavors, and you’ll also meet the people behind these great dishes.
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Choose one of our Pre-Packaged Vacations to Louisiana

New Orleans Culinary Getaway
New Orleans Culinary Getaway
3 days|2 nights  -  New Orleans, Louisiana
Culinary Escape to The Big Easy
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)

Louisiana Cooking Classes and Cooking Schools

Culinary Institute of New Orleans
New Orleans 504-525-2433
Designed for the gourmet enthusiast, guests will learn about the lifestyles, heritage and foods of Louisiana. Instructors prepare the menu selected before the live audience. Guests will dine on all dishes prepared at class conclusion. Pricing varies depending on the specific dishes, clothing and products included.
Prejean’s Cooking School
Lafayette 337-896-3247
As a student at Prejean's Cooking School, you'll learn how to cook three traditional Cajun dishes: crawfish etouffée, seafood gumbo and Acadian style bread pudding. Our chef provides expert instruction while each student is served each of these wonderful dishes.
Taste and See Personal Chef Services
New Orleans 504-231-7128
Learn how to cook traditional Creole or Cajun dishes in the privacy of your home. Learn some classical cooking techniques. We are also available to provide cooking classes for a group of your friends.
Young Chefs Academy ®
Baton Rouge 225-928-2022
Young Chefs Academy offers cooking classes to children in a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity. While learning food preparation skills is the main ingredient, each class adds a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of table setting, and laughter to taste.

Food & Wine Events

Rice Festival

10/20/2016 - 10/23/2016
Events include rice eating, cooking, and grading contests.
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Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

New Orleans
It's all about the Po-Boy. The best varieties of this historic sandwich from culinary artists citywide come together for your tasting pleasure.
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Louisiana Yambilee Festival

10/26/2016 - 10/30/2016
Celebrating the Sweet Golden Yam (sweet potato).
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South Louisiana Blackpot Festival & Cookoff

10/28/2016 - 10/29/2016
Old-fashioned black pot cook-off, great music, an accordion contest, called square dancing, camping & jamming.
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