A Taste of NOCCA

On May 4, dine out and enjoy a ‘Taste of NOCCA’

ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, DINE OUT AND ENJOY A “TASTE OF NOCCA” A CELEBRATION OF THE NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS On Wednesday, May 4, restaurants across New Orleans will celebrate the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts by participating in “TASTE OF NOCCA“. They’ll donate a portion of that…

GiveNOLA 2016

Tuesday, May 3 is #GiveNOLA Day

This Tuesday, May 3, New Orleans nonprofits like The NOCCA Institute are teaming up for another exciting GiveNOLA Day. It’s a day designed to raise awareness of the city’s many arts, cultural, and social service organizations and to encourage charitable giving. This year, The NOCCA Institute will allocate all GiveNOLA Day funds…

Flowers in Press Street Gardens

Fresh veggies and flowers from Press Street Gardens

Press Street Gardens is overflowing with herbs, vegetables, and flowers! This summer we’re relaunching our Community-Supported Agriculture program for serious “eat local” and “decorate local” fans. For one price, you can get a full month of produce, hand-picked flowers, or both, with boxes and bouquets available for weekly pickup. VEGETABLES…

ART&SOUL 2016

The NOCCA Institute’s ART&SOUL Gala Is On Saturday, May 21!

THE NOCCA INSTITUTE’S ANNUAL GALA ART&SOUL: HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS Saturday, May 21, 2016 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Chevron Forum 6:30pm – midnight UPDATE: The ART&SOUL silent auction is now open. Click here to check out these great items and place your bid!  This year’s ART&SOUL gala features…

A Taste of NOCCA

Calling Chefs & Restaurateurs: Give Your Guests A “Taste of NOCCA” on May 4

CHEFS AND RESTAURATEURS, PLEASE JOIN US FOR A “TASTE OF NOCCA” A CELEBRATION OF THE NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 The NOCCA Institute is preparing another exciting “Taste of NOCCA” event to celebrate the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts! This citywide dine-around will give…

blueberries

May Pie of the Month: Northshore Blueberry and Lime Pie

For their final Pie of the Month for 2015-2016, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students have dreamed up a spectacular treat: a Northshore Blueberry and Lime Pie. They’ll start with Azul Dulce Blueberries grown in Franklinton, Louisiana, mix them with tart limes, and wrap everything up in a flaky lattice crust. We can’t…

strawberries

April Pie Of The Month: Local Strawberries and Cream Pie

This April, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are taking advantage of one of Louisiana’s sweetest natural treats: spring strawberries. They’ll use locally grown fruit to make a fabulous strawberry cream pie, layered on a chocolate cookie crust. It’s a little bit tart, a little bit rich, and a whole lot of…

Bunny Boston Cream Pie

March Pie Of The Month: Bunny Boston Cream Pie

This March, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are getting into the spirit of spring with a clever, delicious Bunny Boston Cream Pie. They’ll start with two layers of carrot cake that could get any bunny hopping with joy. In-between, they’ll hide a filling of pineapple pastry cream, and on top, they’ll…

malpaso crop

Next At NOCCA: Malpaso Dance Company, Cuba’s Newest Dance Export

The NOCCA Institute & the New Orleans Ballet Association present Malpaso Dance Company March 11-13 in NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS The NOCCA Institute and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) present Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company for three performances in NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall on Friday…

pie

February Pie Of The Month: Chocolate Chip Cookie & Brownie Pie

This February, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students will bake one of their most decadent desserts to date. For their pie of the month, they’re creating a moist, rich Chocolate Chip Cookie & Brownie Pie with Cafe au Lait Caramel. Enjoy it with a cup of your favorite coffee, or heat it and…

Fred Hersch (photo: Martin Zeman)

Fred Hersch, Legendary Jazz Pianist, Performs At NOCCA With The Fred Hersch Trio On February 24

The NOCCA Institute presents THE FRED HERSCH TRIO Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30pm NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall 2800 Chartres Street Join The NOCCA Institute for a very special evening with celebrated jazz pianist Fred Hersch. Called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity…

La galette des rois et sa couronne

January Pie Of The Month: Handmade Galette des Rois (King Cake)

It’s Carnival time, and NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are celebrating the season with a handmade galette des rois (that’s king cake to you and me). They’ll start with a light and flaky puff pastry, then fill it with almond paste, cream cheese, and satsuma marmalade. All you need to supply is the…

Satsuma almond biscotti

Last-Minute Holiday Gift: Satsuma Almond Biscotti

Surprise! NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students have been inspired to create one last holiday treat: Satsuma Almond Biscotti! These adorable bags of tart, rich goodness are a perfect stocking stuffer for friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers — or a great snack to have around the house during the holidays. Order online…

Art Market in Press Street Gardens

A Weekly Art Market In Press Street Gardens: Saturdays From November 28 – December 19

Join us in Press Street Gardens for a weekly Art Market, hosted by 5 Press Gallery every Saturday from November 28 through December 19. The Art Market will feature work from NOCCA students, faculty, and alumni, as well as artists in our community. You’ll also be able to enjoy delicious…

chocolate and peppermint

December Pie Of The Month: Dark & White Chocolate Peppermint Cream

For their final pie of 2015, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are going all out with a Dark and White Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie. They’ll start with cocoa crumb pie shell, fill it with dark chocolate cream, and top it off with a layer of peppermint and white chocolate cream. It’s…