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Cooking Class for BBQ Shrimp and Dinner

New Orleans, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Jack

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Cajun cuisine
Up to 10 people
Includes food

What you'll do

I will take you through the entire process from preparing the ingredients, creating the sauce, cooking the shrimp and finishing the sauce with the butter. You will be involved hands on to get the feel of how to make this, or simply observe as I go through each step. And once the meal is prepared we will all sit down and enjoy the food together in my beautiful courtyard al fresco dining at its best. We will start with a fresh mixed green salad with tomato cucumber and avocado followed by the best bbq shrimp you’ll find in New Orleans.
Other things to note
Time slot is usually 6:30-8:00PM, but I can adjust times to suit your needs if necessary. This experience will be something you can take home and wow your friends and family when you prepare this dish for them. Plus you’ll get to enjoy a delicious meal in a beautiful setting. Living like a local.
I will take you through the entire process from preparing the ingredients, creating the sauce, cooking the shrimp and finishing the sauce with the butter. You will be involved hands on to get the feel of how to make this, or simply observe as I go through each step. And once the meal is prepared we will all sit down and enjoy the food together in my beautiful courtyard al fresco dining at its best. We will start with a fresh mixed green salad wit…

What's included

  • Food
    Cooking lesson to create delicious and unique New Orleans style bbq shrimp...

Meet your host, Jack

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 126 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I love to cook great food and living in New Orleans my culinary skills have improved. A popular (and delicious) local dish bbq shrimp has become a specialty of mine. I purchase large fresh shrimp a few hours off the boats from a supplier to the finest restaurants in the French Quarter. I have perfected my own recipe for this dish and have made this for as many as 17 people at a time (many of them serious foodies and chefs). Everyone has said my preparation of this uniquely New Orleans dish is better than the restaurants that claim to have invented it. I have subsequently taught many friends, and Airbnb guests hands on how to prepare this delicious meal.
I love to cook great food and living in New Orleans my culinary skills have improved. A popular (and delicious) local dish bbq shrimp has become a specialty of mine. I purchase large fresh shrimp a few hours off the boats from a supplier to the finest restaurants in the French Quarter. I have perfected my own recipe for this dish and have made this for as many as 17 people at a time (many of them serious foodies and chefs). Everyone has said my preparation of this uniquely New Orleans dish is be…
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Tue., May 11
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Tue., Jun. 8
$60 per person
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join 1 other guest
$60 per person
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Where you'll be

This experience will take place in my Airbnb home. Beautifully situated in the garden district of New Orleans. Easily accessed via St. Charles streetcar line or Uber. Airbnb guests at my home of course have easy access to this activity.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 126 reviews.

Thato
April 2021
Jack showed us an excellent time. Communicating with him was seamless and without any delay. Upon arriving to his house, my date and I (we are both in our early 30s) were warmly welcomed into Jack's kitchen. His personality and warmth was immediately felt. The experience comprised of only me and my date, so this allowed for Jack to be very hands-on with instructing us both how to follow his recipe and make the shrimp. Throughout the whole process, Jack was sharing stories of his home country, his travels, his family, his music tastes (which was playing in the background), and his eventual arrival to New Orleans. Jack and I, came to find out, happen to be fellow countrymen, and so Jack regaled us with artists that have come from where we are from and the fascinating stories about their lives. All to say, Jack is not short of stories, history, and experiences. Our conversation was free and easy, all the while making *delicious* shrimp. After the shrimp was done being cooked, Jack took us out to his spacious yard and talked with us, dropping some kind words of wisdom to me and my lady. There's not much more I can say. The food was great, the conversation was fluid, and the overall experience was very memorable. To boot, the price is not bad at all! Have yourself a good time and book this experience. By the way, Jack orders his shrimp fresh from the market, so fresh that we ourselves took off the heads!
Jack showed us an excellent time. Communicating with him was seamless and without any delay. Upon arriving to his house, my date and I (we are both in our early 30s) were warmly w…
Lisa
March 2021
We had a great time. Meant some neat people and had a great dinner. Went to the neighborhood bar after and came back the next day for “piano in a truck”. Recommended!!
Eddy
January 2021
This was such an incredible experience! Jack truly makes you feel at home and you sense his passion for the community, his food, and his travel experiences. The shrimp was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend this to anyone visiting or even locals, which we were. Can’t wait to come by again Jack, thank you!!
This was such an incredible experience! Jack truly makes you feel at home and you sense his passion for the community, his food, and his travel experiences. The shrimp was absolute…
Steve
January 2021
Jack will prepare you some big shrimp fresh right out of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll get a taste of southern Louisiana style cooking that you can make yourself when you get back home. I opted to stay at Jacks house through air bnb which was convenient, the neighborhood is great, and Jack is a great host. It’s a can’t miss New Orleans experience you won’t get anywhere else.
Jack will prepare you some big shrimp fresh right out of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll get a taste of southern Louisiana style cooking that you can make yourself when you get back hom…
Rachel
January 2021
Best shrimps in town - or ever! Jack’s cooking class is definitely an highlight of our New Orleans trip. He uses fresh caught shrimps as the ingredients and use Cajun oriented methods to cook them. We loved them so much and we finished 7 ponds of shrimps in a short moment lol. Jack also holds a porch concert when we were visiting and the music couldn’t be better. Besides the class and food he is also an awesome host with great tips for local restaurants and attractions. Next time when we are back we will try more of his tours and probably book his beautiful places as well :)
Best shrimps in town - or ever! Jack’s cooking class is definitely an highlight of our New Orleans trip. He uses fresh caught shrimps as the ingredients and use Cajun oriented meth…
Jess
January 2021
Jack is a gracious host. Extremely friendly and has cultivated community in his house and neighborhood. We were kind of anxious about going to spend an evening with a stranger but soon after you arrive you feel at ease in his space.

Choose from available dates

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring an appetite

Wine or beer to drink