The National Culinary Institute is a nonprofit educational and cultural organization based in New Orleans dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of food, drink and its related culture and folklife in America and the world.

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is home to several entities: The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC), SoFAB Research Center, Deelightful Roux School of Cooking, and Nitty Grits Media Network. SoFAB continues to grow into the nation's most comprehensive cultural institution studying food and drink.

Visit Us!

Thursday - Monday

11 AM - 5 PM

1504  Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

New Orleans, Louisiana 70113


Adults: $12

Military: $9

Students: $9

Seniors: $9

Children Under 10: Free

Digital Guide

Explore the Southern Food & Beverage Museum with our digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Our guide takes you behind the scenes at SoFAB, our favorite works at home–or anywhere, anytime!