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Greens, Beans and Pralines

Live from: 

New Orleans


Beginner to Advanced

Class Duration: 

2 to 2-1/2 hours




United States

Beginner to Advanced

2 to 2-1/2 hours


New Orleans

Master the Monday tradition of down-home cooking with Red Beans, Greens and Pralines

Mondays are for Red Beans and Rice. It's a staple in New Orleans, but may seem unusual to anyone else.  The beautiful story here brings us to laundry day. Yes, laundry day!  Mondays were typically laundry day in the south, which meant there was little time for a complicated dinner. Red Beans and Rice with hearty, sweet and smoky Greens was filling, delicious and let you set it and forget it.  Plus, it used up the leftover meat from Sunday dinner. True comfort food, Red Beans, Rice and Greens is a meal you miss when you leave the American South. 

But not to be missed in this Southern cooking class are the melt-in-your-mouth Pralines, served while still warm from the oven. Introduced to New Orleans by French settlers, this sweet treat has become ubiquitous in the region. The original version called for using almonds, but the Southerners made this precious candy their own by using local pecans. The rest is now history. 

Bring on the sweet tea! This cooking experience is one for the ages. Transport yourself to New Orleans for the day with Chef Gason, live from New Orleans.

Complimentary 20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready for your cooking class

2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished chef who lives where the recipe originated

Personalized step-by-step coaching

An awesome and authentic meal

Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience

Cocktail Recipes

Recipe Booklet to recreate your dishes again and again!

What You Get

**Classes make a hearty meal for up to four people to enjoy.  If you have a larger group eating, please know, additional fees may apply.  Please message us in advance of booking to ensure you have an amazing experience.

Meet The Chef

Chef Gason

Chef Gason

New Orleans, Louisiana

Private chef to A-list celebrities and athletes, contestant on Food Network, regular chef on TV, James Beard Scholar.

New Orleans native Chef Gason is a two-time James Beard Scholar. Chef Gason’s extraordinary culinary skills have taken him around the world to cook for those with the most discriminating tastes including the Francis Ford Coppola, the Kardashians, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Matthew McConaughey, Swiss Beats, Sinbad, Jairus Byrd, Paul Walker, Reggie Bush, and New Orleans Saints’ tight end, Ben Watson.

He’s been featured in Sports Illustrated, Business Insider, Readers Diegest, New Orleans Magazine, morning shows, and on the Food Network show, “Chopped”, making it all the way to the final round.  In 2017 and 2020 he was voted one of the "Best Chefs in Louisiana" by the American Culinary Federation, Louisiana Chapter.

His passion for food and his hometown comes out in the smallest details.  As Chef Gason says, "The state of being fully immersed into an activity is called ‘flow’.  Flow is my culinary code.”  And flow is what you'll learn from him, without a doubt.

Known as the NOLA Chef, his private chef and catering company, Full of Flavor, caters to two or two hundred and comes with rave reviews.  During your cooking class, his energy and giant spirit will pop out of your computer screen, and by the end, you’ll have a new friend, and some of the very best Creole food you’ve ever tasted.  He can’t wait to teach you how to cook New Orleans style during his classes with The Chef & The Dish. 

Cooking Class Menu








The base price of this class is $799 USD which allows up to 10 households in the class. Each additional household is an additional $79 USD. Small Group and Multiple Class discounts are available. Please note, additional days and times may be available. Looking for private 1:1 classes? Explore here.