When people tour NOCCA, their first response is usually, "I wish I could've gone to school here." Well, now they can – at least for one very special afternoon! Join acclaimed Chef Frank Brigtsen for some hands-on work in NOCCA's Emeril Lagasse Foundation Culinary Arts Studio.
Need a little inspiration for your upcoming holiday meal? Join one of New Orleans' best-known chefs, Frank Brigtsen, who'll teach you to make five classic Creole dishes, full of fantastic flavors and traditional Louisiana ingredients. The menu includes:
- Shrimp Calas with Remoulade Sauce
- Gumbo Z'Herbes (with rice)
- Redfish Pontchartrain
- Lyonnaise Potatoes
- Banana Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster
This class is limited to 12 students. Students will help Chef Frank make (and eat!) these dishes, and sample some wine pairings, too.
NOTE: Cooking utensils and aprons will be provided. Please come dressed in proper attire, including long pants or a long skirt and closed-toed shoes.
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The NOCCA Institute
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is a world-class educational institution that has been changing the lives of young people since 1973. Every year, this professional arts training center provides intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics to students from public, private, and parochial schools across Louisiana. Students attend via schoolday, after-school, weekend, and summer sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and there is no tuition.
The NOCCA Institute provides supplemental funding for NOCCA students and advocacy for NOCCA’s world-class program. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a year-round Financial Aid Program, an Artists-in-Residence Program, capital campaigns for NOCCA’s state-of-the-art campus, and numerous arts programs for the general public.