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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.

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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!

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

New Orleans
5/26/2016 - 5/29/2016
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.

Mudbug Madness

5/26/2016 - 5/29/2016
Crawfish Boil, Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Jazz artists, mouth-watering Cajun cuisine, raucous contests, and fun for all ages.

Jambalaya Festival

5/27/2016 - 5/29/2016
The festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, a variety of food

Greek Festival

New Orleans
5/27/2016 - 5/29/2016
Celebrating Greek culture in the Crescent City, with food, music, shopping and more!

Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off

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

New Orleans Oyster Fest

New Orleans
6/4/2016 - 6/5/2016
You can try New Orleans best seafood restaurants.

Louisiana Corn Festival

6/9/2016 - 6/11/2016
Promoting our city and the impact agriculture has on it and the people in the area.

Creole Tomato Festival

New Orleans
6/11/2016 - 6/12/2016
Held in the nation's oldest city marketplace, featuring live music, cooking demonstrations, great chefs, and the Creole Tomato Parade.

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

New Orleans
6/18/2016 - 6/19/2016
Experience the Louisiana sounds of Cajun and Zydeco music,

Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival

6/23/2016 - 6/25/2016
Home of the Sugartown Watermelon. Come and taste some of the sweetest watermelons in Louisiana!

Le Festivale de la Viande Boucanee

Ville Platte
6/24/2016 - 6/25/2016
Also known as the Smoked Meat Festival, showcases Cajun heritage, friendly people, delicious foods, music and natural beauty of the region.

Louisiana Watermelon Festival

7/29/2016 - 7/30/2016
The Watermelon Festival is celebrated each year as a way of promoting the watermelon industry and showing pride in their harvest.

COOLinary New Orleans

New Orleans
8/1/2016 - 8/31/2016
Experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history, fabric and culture of New Orleans.

Great American Seafood Cook-Off

New Orleans
The event emphasizes the importance of cooking with domestic seafood and encourages the use of products from sustainable fisheries.

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

8/17/2016 - 8/21/2016
Celebrate the beloved crustacean. Feast upon shrimp served up every way you can imagine and see who wins the shrimp cook-off.

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

Morgan City
9/2/2016 - 9/5/2016
Celebrate the industries of Morgan City, featuring down-home Cajun cooking, arts and crafts, live music, parades and a Blessing of the Fleet.

Louisiana Seafood Festival

New Orleans
9/2/2016 - 9/4/2016
Live Music, Culinary Demonstrations from Noted Chefs, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Food and Beverages from some of the best vendors in the state.

Cajun Food Fest

9/16/2016 - 9/17/2016
Cajun food cook-off, food booths, music, arts & crafts, hot air balloon rides, train & pony rides, rock climbing wall, & fun for the whole family.

Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival

9/16/2016 - 9/17/2016
The festival will take place at the downtown riverbank along the fabled Cane River Lake.

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival

New Iberia
9/20/2016 - 9/25/2016
Our festival honors the sugar cane producers & processors in recognition of the sugar industry and how it affects Louisiana and the nation.
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