Cooking Class: Mastering Creole Soul Cooking

Let the good times roll in this hands-on cooking class, which is centered on the timeless creations of Bourbon Street. Chef Shelley teaches traditional cooking that highlights the distinctive culinary character of the American South. First on the menu are authentic beignets: this unique version is made with crawfish and fiery Cajun spice. It’s then on to jambalaya with rice, fresh coastal shrimp, sausage and chicken stewed in a spicy tomato broth. You’ll finish the meal on a sweet note with a white chocolate bread pudding served with warm rum sauce.


Crawfish Beignets

With cornmeal and Cajun spices

Coastal Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya

With hormone-free chicken, long grain rice and spicy tomato broth

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

With French bread and warm rum sauce

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Gourmet, Beginner, Date Night
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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12 Dec 2022

Awesome class. Chef Shelley is an amazing professional and a great hostess. Delicious creole cuisine dishes tonight. Totally worth it culinary experience. / Una clase maravillosa. La Chef Shelley es una gran profesional y anfitriona. Las recetas de cocina criolla de esta noche estuvieron deliciosas. Vale la pena esta experiencia culinaria.

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23 May 2022

Wonderful teacher and professional. Michelle setup a comfortable and enjoyable environment for us to learn and simply have conversation while cooking!

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William d.

17 Feb 2018

It was a fascinating evening for sure full of amazing food. Thanks so much!

$ 105 Per person

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

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Event location: Washington, D.C.

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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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