Mardi Gras – 2022

You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy this hands-on class. Chef Drew Flanders, who spent many years in New Orleans, will bring Mardi Gras to you in this class that captures the legendary Cajun and Creole flavors of Louisiana. Join us as we “pass a good time” and cook our way down Bourbon Street. In true Mardi Gras style, we’ll laisse les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll) by starting with a traditional Sazerac cocktail!  Then we will roll up our sleeves and get busy cooking a meal that will get you ready to catch some beads and dance with the second line! 

Learn to make easy shellfish stock, flavorful rice -without a rice cooker!-, and dark gumbo roux, a true labor of love, that makes all the difference in a perfect gumbo.

You will cook and enjoy; 

Traditional Sazerac Cocktail

Seafood Gumbo; loaded with Oysters, King Crab & Gulf Shrimp 

Bay and Thyme-Scented Rice

Served with a Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette & French Bread 

Teens at Whisk – Party In Paradise – 2 Day Session Tuesday/ Thursday

This session is designed for teen chefs, age 13 and up.  

Dust off your party hat, we’re taking your taste buds to Mardi Gras AND a Luau! We’ll kick off this 2 day camp with iconic flavors of a Mardi Gras party and end with essences of a Luau on your palate. Skills gained include knife skills, sauteing, frying, dough development, baking, and grilling.

Party Itinerary: 

Day 1 – Tuesday 2/16: Mardi Gras on the Bayou


Stuffed Peppers


King Cake

Day 2 – Thursday 2/18: Luau in Paradise

Huli Huli Chicken

Maui Papaya Salad

Sunset rice (Rice with mushrooms, Chinese sausage, and char siu)

Paradise cookies (White chocolate, macadamia nut, mango, pineapple)

Note this 2 day session meets: Tuesday and Thursday