Cooking Class: Master the Art of New Orleans Brunch

The South is known for breakfast fare, but New Orleans steals the spotlight when it comes to brunch.

In this hands-on cooking class, Chef Shelley will teach you how to create a classic New Orleans brunch unraveling the mystery of distinctive regional flavors.

Begin by learning the essentials of making the base of many New Orleans dishes — a roux. You'll use your new skill to prepare shrimp sassy benedict and red-eye gravy with ham to top buttery biscuits. Then, bananas foster brings the party to the brunch table with banana liqueur and dark rum.


Shrimp Sassy Benedict Poached Eggs Over a Split Buttermilk Biscuit 

With a spicy sassy sauce

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits and Red-Eye Gravy 

 With beer-infused gravy and ham

Bananas Foster-Stuffed French Toast 

With banana liqueur and dark rum

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
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  • LabelsCouples, Group, Singles, Gourmet, New American, Mother's Day, Holiday

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27 Apr 2023

Chef Shelley provided a really high energy and fun atmosphere for our cooking class. From the second we walked in she had us dancing! Her place was nice and organized—perfect for hosting a class like this. Thanks chef!

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01 Apr 2023

We had an amazing time cooking and chatting with Chef Shelley.

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13 Apr 2023

I recently attended a cooking class that was a complete disaster. The chef leading the class was incredibly disorganized and unprofessional, which made for an extremely frustrating experience. To begin with, the chef didn't seem to have any regard for the dietary restrictions of some of the guests. Despite being informed in advance, the chef continued to use ingredients that were not suitable for everyone, which was extremely disappointing and showed a complete lack of consideration. The chef separated the class into two groups. However, towards the end, the chef mixed the ingredients together. This was not dietarily suitable for some members of the class. Furthermore, the chef was not professional in the slightest. During the class, the chef took a personal phone call, which was incredibly distracting and made it difficult to concentrate on the lesson. It was clear that the chef was not invested in teaching the class and didn't care about the participants' experience. What's more, instead of allowing us to do all of the cooking ourselves, the chef cooked the majority of the food. This meant that we didn't get the hands-on experience that we were expecting and ended up feeling like we were just watching the chef cook. To make matters worse, the chef was negative towards one of the guests, which created an uncomfortable atmosphere for everyone. It was clear that the chef lacked the people skills necessary to effectively lead a cooking class. Overall, I was extremely disappointed with the class. The chef's lack of organization, disregard for dietary restrictions, unprofessional behavior, and negative attitude, coupled with the fact that we didn't get to do much cooking ourselves, made for a terrible experience.

$ 99 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Shelley
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Chef Shelley is a professional chef, cooking instructor and event planner with over 30 years of experience. Her professional background is impressive and diverse. She has cooked for many celebrities and well-known dignitaries throughout her career. She is the former owner of a popular Brooklyn restaurant and has hosted many dining events. Chef Shelley also specializes in a wide array of cooking classes for children and adults.

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