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LouisianaCooking 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 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.

Choose one of our Pre-Packaged Vacations to Louisiana

New Orleans Culinary Getaway
Located near the heart of the New Orleans near the French Quarter district, you will check into your luxury accommodations. You'll dine in one of New Orlean's most sophisticated restaurants, discover the secrets of Cajun and Creole cuisine and taste your way through the French Quarter in a culinary tour.
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New Orleans, Louisiana

— Louisiana 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.

Taste What's Happening!

Louisiana Yambilee Festival

Opelousas
10/22/2014 - 10/26/2014
Celebrating the Sweet Golden Yam (sweet potato).

French Food Festival

Larose
10/23/2014
A celebration of Cajun French heritage featuring food, music, dancing, carnival midway, art show, folk life demos & more!

South Louisiana Blackpot Festival & Cookoff

Lafayette
10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
Old-fashioned black pot cook-off, great music, an accordion contest, called square dancing, camping & jamming.

Boudin Cookoff

Lafayette
10/25/2014
Sample boudin from the region's top boudin sausage making masters. Enjoy live music, food, cold beverages, and lots of family activities.

Sweet Dough Pie Festival

Grand Coteau
10/25/2014
The event will celebrate the unique culture and history of Grand Coteau with a sweet dough pie contest, guest speakers, arts & crafts, and music.

Mirliton Festival

New Orleans
10/25/2014
Lots of great music, food and local art. The mirliton (chayote) is a member of the squash family that is eaten as a vegetable.

Giant Omelette Celebration

Abbeville
11/1/2014 - 11/2/2014
The cooking of a 5,000 Egg Omelette! Authentic Cajun Food, Art Show, Musical Entertainment, Antique Car Show, Kid's World, and much more!

Port Barre Cracklin Festival

Port Barre
11/6/2014 - 11/9/2014
The Cook-Off is not only a test of cracklin cooking ability, but showmanship as well.

Louisiana Pecan Festival

Colfax
11/7/2014 - 11/9/2014
Featuring locally grown pecans, foods, and history.

Rayne Frog Festival

Rayne
11/15/2014
A celebration of Rayne's heritage as the single largest worldwide shipper of frog legs throughout most of the 20th century.

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

New Orleans
11/23/2014
It's all about the Po-Boy. The best varieties of this historic sandwich from culinary artists citywide come together for your tasting pleasure.

Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival

Buras
12/5/2014 - 12/7/2014
The Parish is a region of ecological wonder with its many waterways, fishing and hunting grounds, and the best Citrus in the Country.

FoodFest

New Orleans
3/27/2015 - 3/29/2015
Sample over 50 America's hometown eats from around the country

Ponchatoula's Berry Good Time

Ponchatoula
4/10/2015 - 4/12/2015
The festival’s food booths feature strawberry dishes: strawberry shortcake, deep-fried strawberries. and cinnamon-flavored ones too.

Franklin Parish Catfish Festival

Winnsboro
4/11/2015
Featuring thousands of pounds of the best pond-raised fried catfish, along with entertainmentn, and craft vendors from across the Gulf South.

Crawfish Cook-Off

Slidell
4/18/2015
55+ teams boil crawfish for the title of "Best Tasting Crawfish". 35,000 pounds of crawfish boiled, 4 bands play.

Arnaudville Etouffee Festival

Arnaudville
4/24/2015 - 4/26/2015
Hot Etouffee:  Crawfish, Shrimp, Potatoes, Cabbage / Bar B-Que / Munchies and Sweets / Bingo / Mayor’s Cook-off / Carnival Rides / Car and Truck Show

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

New Orleans
5/20/2015 - 5/23/2015
We invite you to raise a glass and be a part of the festivities as we make New Orleans a better place to live, work and play.

Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off

New Orleans
5/23/2015
Chefs from across Louisiana will compete for the coveted title of “King of Louisiana Seafood.”

New Orleans Oyster Fest

New Orleans
5/30/2015 - 5/31/2015
You can try New Orleans best seafood restaurants.
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