Food & Drinks

Nationally recognized Food Network chef offers local cooking classes

Chef Darrell Johnson is the local owner of NOLA Creations but many around the country recognize him as the Season 10 winner of Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.” Johnson and his team most recently competed against several other previous champions on “The Great Food Truck Race: All-Stars.”

He’s appeared on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen,” The Louisiana Food Prize, and the World Food Championships. His New Orleans flavor is evident with a taste of The Quarter in every order! With over 25 years in the food industry and training under Emeril Lagasse, it’d be hard to find someone of his calibre offering such personal cooking classes locally.

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After taking a brief hiatus to develop two additional food trucks and a food truck park, Chef Johnson is sharing his culinary talents with others in the Shreveport-Bossier area who want to learn to cook from one of the area’s best.

The next cooking classes will be held on September 18 at 12pm and 5pm where Chef Johnson will be teaching how to make their new Crawfish Monica, created with scratch made pasta. Classes are only $75 and are also available virtually. You can learn more about Chef Darrell Johnson and NOLA Creations or sign up for one of his upcoming cooking classes by visiting

About author

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and currently serves as Director of Marketing, Communication, and Public Relations for the Greater Shreveport Chamber. He also owns a full-service, integrated marketing agency, Savage Creative Solutions. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.
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