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NOCHI

725 Howard Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70130

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From simple snacks to elaborate, decadent feasts, the common thread in good food boils down to one thing: seasoning. It brings the most basic ingredients to life, surprises and inspires the eater, and emboldens the cook. Join Chef Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace as he demystifies the five elemental flavors—sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami—and how, with a little know-how, they can be used in concert to create balanced (and delicious!) final products. We’ll cook and taste a few savory dishes together, taking a holistic look at each flavor to learn how to use them to transform your own cooking.


About the Instructor

Chef Tory McPhail was born and raised in a small town in Washington State, where he first fell in love with food. His experience has taken him into kitchens from London to the U.S. Virgin Islands, but he calls New Orleans home and has been the executive chef of Commander’s Palace since 2002. The James Beard Foundation has named him its Rising Star Chef as well as Best Chef: South, and can be spotted cooking on TV or at events around New Orleans, where he’s an active member of the food community. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey, his collaboration with Ti Martin and Darryl Reginelli, opened Uptown in summer 2018.


FAQs

When is check-in?
Class begins promptly at 6pm. As a courtesy to other guests, please plan to arrive 15 minutes beforehand to allow time for the check-in process. The NOCHI Cafe by Gracious, located in our lobby, also offers a happy hour beginning at 3pm in case you'd like to arrive earlier for bites and drinks.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You will find ample street parking and several paid parking lots in the blocks surrounding NOCHI. The streetcar also runs directly outside our building!

What should I wear? Do I need to bring anything?
We’ll have an apron for you, but we still suggest wearing clothes that will keep you comfortable while you roll up your sleeves and get cooking. Please also wear closed-toe shoes for the kitchen and tie your hair back if it’s long. Apart from that, we’ll have all the equipment you need!

What time do we eat?
In most hands-on classes, we’ll devote approximately the first 2 hours to demo and hands-on cooking. After that, we’ll sit down together for a family meal.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No! We'll be checking names on our guest list.

What is your cancellation policy?
Tickets are always transferrable, and they are refundable until 30 days before the class. If your plans change, let us know and we will try to accommodate them. Let us know if you have any questions.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
That's fine! Just make sure they let us know upon check-in.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We serve alcohol to anyone age 21+ and will be checking IDs upon arrival.

May I take photos during class?
Feel free to document your experience with us and share it on social media with the hashtag #intheNOCHI! You can find us on Instagram @nochi_grams, on Twitter @nochi_tweets, or on Facebook. Please leave professional photography and video equipment at home.

How can I contact the organizer with any other questions?
Drop us a line!

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New Orleans, LA 70130

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