Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Empty Plate NOLA is full of possibilities!

Please visit our full website at 
or contact us at 
(504) 491-2461

Let us teach you to make the best food in the home!! Specializing in intimate and fun cooking parties. 

Both Hands-On and Demonstration parties available. Catering menus available upon request for 2, 20, or 200!

Scroll down for menus and pricing.

Cooking Parties provide individualized cooking lessons in a Hands-On or Demo format.

  • Creole-Traditional New Orleans cuisine, Greek, and Italian specialties.
  • Classes are 3 hours for a maximum of four students. For larger parties, please give us a call
 Included in the class:One glass of wine or a soda
Coffee and tea
All ingredients for the meal (appetizer, main course, dessert, and extras!!)
Recipe booklet
Food to take home!


An over-century old Faubourg St. John Side-Hall Shotgun with a gourmet kitchen sets the stage for your memorable event!

Plan your cooking party for birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, engagement, showers, or just for fun!! Hands-On parties allow you to participate in making all or part of the meal. Demo includes all of the food prepared in front of you with instruction.

Creole-TraditionalAppetizer: Shrimp Remoulade

Main Course: Fresh Fish of the Day or Creole Jambalaya (your choice)

Dessert: Bread Pudding

Appetizer: Fried Eggplant

Main Course: Lasagna or Stuffed Shells (Vegetarian or meat)
Dessert: Fruit Ice

Appetizer: Greek Salad with feta and kalamata olives

Main Course: Spanikopita (Spinach and feta in phyllo dough), or lamb/chicken kabobs

Dessert: Baklava

All menus include a little something extra...

Types of Classes:

Demonstration (you watch)
$60 per person with wine or cocktail$50 per person, bring your own wine

Hands-On (you help)
$70 per person with wine or cocktail$60 per person, bring your own wine

Desserts for special occasions, wine or other menu items may be added for an additional charge.

All parties are scheduled based on availability. Special requests are considered.

Kitchen where the classes are held
and the memories are made 

All Menus may be modified for low calorie,low sugar, or vegetarian diets
We will make every effort to honor special requests.

Call (504) 491-2461 for reservations
Cash and checks are accepted. No credit cards.

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Customer Comments:
"What can we say? This was an amazing evening of unbelievable food and company. What an incredible way to spend our first night in New Orleans." 
-Margaret                                                           Albuquerque, NM

"Thank you so much for such a great experience. We had a wonderful time and the food was fabulous."-Jessica                                                               Clayton, GA
"Thank you so much for making our anniversary a wonderful experience...Learned a lot!" 
-Daniel and Kaylee                                           Chalmette, LA
"WONDERFUL!!! A fantastic experience and a great way to get a real taste of New Orleans. The best cooking class I have taken..." 
-Bari and Pat                                                    Marietta, GA
"It was the best birthday present ever!" 
-Janet                                                                Metairie, LA
"Words cannot express how much I enjoyed this experience!" -Kristy                                                              New Orleans, LA
-Leslie J.
" a spot for me at the table..."  
-Monique R.
"I'm FAT now!!  Truly the best fun you can have in a kitchen with a fork and your clothes on...AWESOME!"  
-Damon                                                             Lacombe, LA
"The Empty Plate NOLA is AWESOME!!I'll definitely be back for seconds!"-S.S.
"I will recommend this class to everyone I know!"-Joyce P.
"Lots of fun...again!"-Cyndi D.
"Thank you so much for opening your home to us. What a great birthday present! The food was great. I can't wait to try these recipes on my own! Thanks again for a great evening!"
-Darryl and April A.


    • 24 hour cancellation required.
    No rescheduled meals or cancellations
    less than 24 hours from scheduled meal time.

    To view our full website and catering menusContact us by email

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