Take arts classes for adults at our Summer Studio: June-July 2017

The NOCCA Institute presents SUMMER STUDIO Two months of amazing arts classes for adults June-July 2017 Have you ever wanted to take a cooking lesson from acclaimed Chef Frank Brigtsen? How about a music appreciation class from pianist Michael Pellera? Or study writing with author Lara Naughton? This June and July,…

March Magic dinner with Chef Frank Brigtsen, Becky Wasden, and NOCCA’s Culinary Arts department

Powered by Eventbrite Chef Frank Brigtsen, oyster aficionado Becky Wasden (from Two Girls One Shuck), and students and faculty from NOCCA’s Culinary Arts department invite you to March Magic. This five-course dinner features an abundance of local springtime favorites, including crawfish, oysters, and of course, strawberries, with wines from Jackson Family…

King cakes are now on sale in The NOCCA Marketplace!

It’s Carnival time, and in New Orleans, that means king cake! NOCCA’s Culinary Arts department offers a fresh take on this seasonal, sugary treat with the Press Street Gardens Satsuma Almond King Cake. We layer flaky puff pastry with rich almond paste and cream cheese, then add a bright, refreshing,…

Chef Frank Brigtsen, Two Girls One Shuck, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts program, and Press Street Station host a special oyster dinner!

“Consider the Oyster” A special dinner presented by Chef Frank Brigtsen, Two Girls One Shuck, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts program, and Press Street Station Thursday, January 12 at 6pm Press Street Station, 5 Press Street Tickets: $125, including wine pairings, tax, and gratuity Powered by Eventbrite Chef Frank Brigtsen, Two Girls…

The NOCCA Holiday Marketplace is live, featuring tasty treats for friends and family

The holidays are almost here, and as always, The NOCCA Institute has a host of great goodies for all your gift-giving needs. NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students have created six great treats for family and friends (including the four-legged variety). On our website, you’ll also find ceramics, prints, and other goods…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Now Open: The NOCCA Holiday Marketplace

The NOCCA Holiday Marketplace is open for business! Below, you’ll find a full range of gifts perfect for friends, family members, and business associates. Ordering is simple and easy, with shipping and pickup options for most items. Proceeds benefit programs for NOCCA’s young artists, their teachers, and the community.  …

November Pie Of The Month: Pumpkin Pecan Praline

This November, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students have set their sights on your holiday sweet tooth. For their Pie of the Month, they’re making a Pumpkin Pecan Praline Pie. They’ll create a flaky crust layered with crunchy pecan praline bits, fill it with a classic spiced pumpkin filling, and top it off…

October Pie Of The Month: Granny Smith Apple & Bacon

For October’s Pie of the Month, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are merging two amazing tastes: the crispness of Granny Smith apples and the rich, smokiness of bacon. If you like a little savory with your sweet, the Granny Smith Apple & Bacon pie is like the holy grail of desserts….

Become a NOCCA student for a night as Press Street Station offers its first cooking classes!

Ever wanted to become a NOCCA student? This fall, you can! Study the Culinary Arts for a night at The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Station restaurant, and walk away with the skills you need to wow family and friends at your next get-together. Our first three classes are: TERRIFIC TAILGATING…

Boston Cream Pie by Flickr user "I Believe I Can Fry"

September Pie Of The Month: Banana Boston Cream Pie

For September’s Pie of the Month, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are going retro, baking a beloved twentieth-century classic: a Banana Boston Cream Pie. For those who’ve had it, the taste will bring back fond memories of family dinners and favorite local restaurants. If you’ve never experienced it before, you’re in for…

September 3-19: Decadent Prix-Fixe Dinners With Chef James Cullen In Press Street Station

Let them eat cheesecake! The NOLA Project kicks off its 2015-2016 season with a production of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette in NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre. To celebrate, Press Street Station’s Chef James Cullen has dreamed up a decadent prix-fixe, pre-show dinner, fit for a king (or in this case,…