Lafayette's Cooking School - The Accidental Chef
Learn to cook like a Cajun at Lafayette’s cooking school, The Accidental Chef.
You may not have been born on the bayou, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn to cook the specialties of Cajun country. A cooking school in Lafayette, along our Bayou Bounty Culinary Trail, offers a variety of classes that not only help you learn to cook like a local, but also inspire you to take on the cuisines of other cultures too.
“The Accidental Chef Cooking School is a one-of-a-kind school in Acadiana, where you can learn not just how to cook, but why we cook the way we do, why we use the ingredients we use,” says chef Carlos Russo. “It’s part history lesson, part gastronomical delight.”
Classes offered include daylong workshops to travel cooking classes. The day long courses allow students to recieve hands-on training that immerses them in the food, culture and history behind a five-star meal. These private classes are made to order with a minimum of 10 students and the Accidental Chef works with you and your group to customize the menu you'll be cooking from along with offering on-site cooking demos for your special event.
The Accidental Chef's culinary travel classes feature the allure of cooking in remote kitchens that are enhanced by the destination and surrounding and really embrace the offer of a wonderful escape for those looking for a true Epicurean Adventure with trips to Sicily, Pamplona, Paris and more.
Learn more about The Accidental Chef Cooking School in Lafayette and find recipes to try at home on their website.
Find culinary classes all across our trails.
Here are a few other opportunities you may enjoy:
Vieux Carré Gourmet: On our Delta Delights Culinary Trail, this Monroe, Louisiana, gourmet food store and restaurant offers guest chef wine dinners and cooking schools.
New Orleans Cooking Experience: Sign up for a half-day class or three-day culinary vacation in the Crescent City, along our Creole Crescent Culinary Trail!
Cane River Kitchenware: This charming shop located on Natchitoches’ Front Street (Red River Riches Culinary Trail) offers a variety of monthly classes. 318-238-3600
Louisiana Culinary Institute: Located in Baton Rouge along the Capital Cuisine Culinary Trail, the institute offers a selection of leisure classes. Upcoming topics include comfort foods, artisan breads and vegetarian cuisine.