Who We Are


Our Cook Shop Brand of seasonings are a reflection of South Louisiana culture, community and most of all cuisine. Food is a huge part of the very fiber that makes New Orleans and South Louisiana an unmatched fixture that is often duplicated but rarely done so successfully.


Pure ingredients

Seasoning is the base for a delicious Louisiana inspired dish and The Cook Shop team of seasonings gives us the flavor we desire without the high sodium content we grow to expect. Our seasonings are not only healthy, but all natural.


Seasoning offerings rooted in creole and cajun tradition will now be rooted in health and flavor. Seasoning blends built on family recipes have powered The Cook Shop brand and will help bring our offerings from the shelves of the supermarkets to your spice rack.


We want to shine a bright light on healthy living, recreation and cultural experiences through food. The Cook Shop is much more than a brand, it's a way of life. And it is our deepest desire to do our part in elevating the lives of others.

What's next?

The Cook Shop by A Casual Connoisseur is currently growing it's network through strategic partnerships and simply providing a quality product to each and every customer. We plan on building a community around not only our products, but what we stand for too.

Our Delicious Offer

We believe that eating food that is full of flavor shouldn't be an unhealthy endeavor. With our seasonings you and your family will be able to enjoy the taste of Southern Lousiana without leaving your kitchen. Try our seasonings and see what all the fuss is about.

  • Creole Seasoning

    The Creole Seasoning uses a tomato base. Tomatoes are used consistently in Creole dishes and help to separate New Orleans’ Creole cuisine from the rest of Louisiana cooking.

  • Cajun Seasoning

    The Cajun seasoning has what is known in Catholic Louisiana as "the holy trinity:" a seasoning base of onion, bell pepper and celery. These vegetables are the foundation for countless Louisiana recipes.

  • Low sodium

    The seasonings contain only 3% sodium because they’re vegetable-based, not salt-based. All of the flavor with none of the guilt.

  • Louisiana pride

    Our seasoning blends are old family recipes that are the product of early New Orleans settlers and tradition that dates back centuries.

New Arrivals

Just Stocked

  • Worldwide shipping

    The Cook Shop calls New Orleans LA Home, but we ship our cuisine enhancer byway of Creole and Cajun Seasonings to anywhere in the world. ORDERS OVER $30 SHIP FREE. Visit your local supermarket and request The Cook Shop as we seek to bring flavor, health consciousness and culture to every spice rack in the world.


"Hands down the best seasoning I've had in a long time"

Thomas P.

New Orleans LA
"I couldn't believe something could have this much flavor and not be bad for you"

Natalie R.

Slidell LA
"I use the creole seasoning on everything

Chef Paul R.

Tampa FL
"This brings me home with every bite and I'm happy to know I can get this shipped to me too."

Brittany S

Anchorage AK


Here’s what we’re working on and thinking about at Nest.

Shrimp, Sausage & Grits!

Kara Johnson

  Ingredients The Cook Shop Seasoning Blend- Cajun 2 tablespoons of canola oil 1 cup medium sized shrimp 1 cup sliced smoke sausage Your favorite grits Directions Add ...

A Word with Shawn Lindsay

Kara Johnson

I’d like you to meet Shawn Lindsay.  I consider him a friend and count myself lucky to be able to do so. This interview is a part of my series covering good cooks in...

Creamy Salmon Pasta

Kara Johnson

Ingredients THE COOK SHOP Creole and Cajun Seasoning Blends 2 salmon filets 2 cups penne pasta 1 pint heavy cream 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 1 bunch of green onions ...