Group Experience - Us Up North Culinary Experience


You're invited to a special cooking demo and tasting with Chef Hardette Harris, learning first hand about cooking traditions that make us so unique in north Louisiana. In this relaxed setting, guests will enjoy a soul-warming sit-down feast as they enjoy some of north Louisiana’s most popular homemade dishes like hot water cornbread, catfish, greens, and more. Dinner and lunch group experiences are available for booking. Each unique experience includes an oral presentation by Chef Hardette, an immersive cooking demonstration and an old-fashioned family style meal. Learn more at

Chef Harris is originally from Minden, La., and she has led the effort to celebrate Shreveport-Bossier's unique culinary perspective by establishing the Official Meal of North Louisiana. Recently, she was named one of Louisiana Life's 2017 Louisianians of the Year as well as one of Country Roads Magazine's Best Small Town Chefs of 2017.

• Price: Pricing varies by experience
• Minimum: 15/Maximum: 40
• Duration: 2.5 hours
• Booking Contact: Chef Hardette Harris at (318) 639-0022;
• Location: The Us Up North Kitchen at 300 N Allen Ave., Shreveport LA 71101

Sample *Welth Dinner Experience Menu Includes: $65 Fried Catfish, $58 Fried Chicken, $55 Baked Chicken, $70 Choice of Two, Greens, Baked Sweet Potato, Purple Hull Peas, Cornbread, Light Bread, Dessert, Sweet Tea, and Water

Sample *Welth Lunch Experience Menu Includes: $55 Fried Catfish, $48 Fried Chicken, $45 Baked Chicken, $60 Choice of Two, Rice and Gravy, Cabbage, Baked Sweet Potato, Cornbread, Dessert, Sweet Tea, and Water

Vegan Option - $25 Collard Green Quinoa

Off-site services are also available. Ask about in-home, corporate and custom VIP experiences.

*Welton and Thelda are the names of Chef Hardette's parents. Welth is a combination of the two.


General Information
General Information
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  • Directions and Parking Info: Call for directions and parking info.
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  • Smoking Policy: No smoking in restaurants. Bars may be exempt.