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We offer guided tours that deliver unique experiences for epicureans and history lovers, as well as customized tours for any groups coming to New Orleans. We also offer multi-day destination packages.  


Our goal is for our guests to have fun, and enjoy their time in New Orleans, Louisiana. 


While on your trip, participate in modified hands-on and total hands-on demonstrations or half-day cooking classes; perfect for those who want to include a cooking experience in their vacation itinerary in addition to tours and eclectic restaurant dining.


All cooking classes include an opportunity to taste the dishes prepared and, in many cases, to enjoy a full meal with wine pairings at the conclusion of the class. 


Travel with friends, join one of our groups or create a custom trip. This culinary getaway is for the novice or the trained individual who loves to experience food and culture. Choose one of our prearranged tours or let our local chefs and knowledgeable guides create an all inclusive gastronomical experience for you. 



Julie Barreda Cavignac was born and raised in the United States, with a family that blended palettes of international cultures. Her culinary experience and love of “presentation” began at an early age, always observing those around her, primarily her parents, grandparents and great-grandmother. She studied in Spain and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. In the mid 1980’s she founded Private Affair Gourmet Catering on Florida’s Gulf Coast, which became one of the area’s premier catering companies. From there she continued as a consultant and worked with Williams and Sonoma, Art Smith Companies and The Oprah Winfrey Show, to name a few. Julie is best known for her love of people, the art of presentation, her knowledge of food and wine, and her love for working with children. She has been honored to have contributed to many special events nationwide including putting her magic touch on the James Beard House. Like many other good cooks, Julie creates wonderful meals and has a special way of handling any task with ease and elegance.

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