Special Introductory:   $60               Regular Price  $70       

  • Class price is per person.
  • Introductory Class. No kitchen experience necessary.
  • Dairy & Wheat-derived products are used in this class
  • Some simple knife skills are taught, if applicable
  • Class will conclude with communal dining of all the foods created in the class!
  • 18 years and older


New Orleans, Louisiana, is considered by many to be one of the great culinary capitals of the United States.  Its cuisine is unique in that it encompasses French, Spanish, West African and Native American cultures as well as German, Italian and other ethnic influences.

In this workshop, we will re-create a handful of some of New Orlean's most iconic dishes for the home cook, with a HodgePodge Cafe twist. 

On the Menu: 

Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp

Shrimp Etouffee 

Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Long-Grain Rice

Corn Maque Choux

Banana's Foster with made-from-scratch Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

Suggested Alcohol Pairing: Pale Ale or Red wine  (1 (one) tasting glass of wine or beer is included to accompany the food for those 21+)


  • Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp
  • Explanation of the different stages of roux (thickener for the gumbo) and how they are used, if applicable, in the production of the particular dishes. Examples of the ​color/stages will be displayed.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (accompaniment to Bananas Foster)
  • Shrimp Etouffee
  • Bananas Foster
  • Making perfect long grain rice.
  • Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread


  • Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp
  • Cutting, slicing and chopping as it pertains to the preparation of the dishes.
  • Bananas Foster
  • Participation in cooking Corn Maque Choux
  • Participation in cooking Shrimp Etouffee
  • Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Additional Information:

  • You will be standing and cooking most of the class, so please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes/athletic shoes. No slippers please, to stay safe.
  • You will work with other students in groups of 2-4.
  • Typically, 4-5 good-sized bites, per person, are produced for each dish.
  • We use organic ingredients (wherever possible) and all tools and supplies are provided. 
  • 1 (one) tasting glass of wine or beer is included to accompany the food for those 21+
  • Classes are limited in size to allow for hands-on instruction.
  • Please have long hair tied back to stay safe.
  • Please arrive on time, so that we can start cooking together.
  • Workshop end times are approximate and may end earlier or later based on class size, dishes served, etc.
  • Not all ingredients/items are listed or specified in the menu and as such, if you have food allergies, please contact us before attending the workshop to inquire
  • We may have, based on availability, some light food items to eat while the food is being prepared. It is recommended to eat a light meal or snack before class, as most dishes are generally served towards the end of class.

Time:  SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2019  4:30PM-7:30PM. Workshop end times are approximate and may end earlier or later based on class size, dishes served, etc.

Place: HodgePodge Cafe

Send us over an email if you have a question to info@thehodgepodgecafe.com or  submit your info below:



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