Our Inaugural Class Has Begun!

Ann Maloney from NOLA.com reports on our inaugural certificate students, enthusiast classes, and more.

Along with professional courses, NOCHI’s public “enthusiasts” classes in both food and wine will range from knife-skill training and seasoning fundamentals to classes in Afro-Caribbean cuisine and New Orleans Creole cooking. NOCHI, which is pronounced “no-kee,” has taken years to develop. The Howard Avenue building was once a furniture company warehouse and later designed to be a world-class art studio. That project, known as Louisiana ArtWorks, was constructed with $25 million in federal, state and city taxes plus corporate and private donations. It closed in 2011. NOCHI signed a cooperative endeavor agreement with the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority that allowed them to buy the former ArtWorks building… The public may rent space in the building, such as the McIlhenny Hall on fifth floor named after the Tabasco family, for events and parties.

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