Women Empowerment Food Chefs
Food is a huge part of the New Orleans festival culture and what better way then to share in a meal of southern hospitality and vigor then from the women chefs from our beautiful 2018 Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival. Each vendor was selected by the producer who has eaten directly from their plates, and personally loves what they do. The Chefs messages are good clean and healthy eating. Made by women and served with love in every bite. Here are some photographs of our awesome vendors!
Meals From The Heart
LaDelyo’s Creole Catering
Cool Fruit Sensations
Williams Plum St.
Mrs. Wheat’s Pies & Lakehouse Catering
The Rock & Rouge Whiskey Bar
It was a great day for good eats!
The Rock & Rouge Women Chefs
MEALS FROM THE HEART CAFE, French Market, Chef Owner Marilyn Doucette, http://www.mealsfromtheheartcafe.com
Meals From The Heart Cafe, Founder/Owner, Marilyn Doucette is a Doucette of an awesome tribe and yes, she is the sister of famed Big Chief Alfred Doucette. A New Orleans native of black, Indian and German heritage, Marilyn established Meal From The Heart Cafe in 2008 at the French Market. Marilyns mantra speaks for itself in the restaurant’s name, Marilyn is all about Heart health and keeping the body fit and trim through good healthy eating.
LADELYO’S CREOLE CATERING, Chef Owner, Yolanda Carter, http://www.ladelyos.com
Ladelyo’s Creole Catering, Chef Owner, Yolanda Carter is a festival master. Yolanda is a professional caterer for nearly 20 years serving up her Creole Cuisine and many festival around town. A New Orleans native, The producer has eaten her food many times at festivals and names her name continuously throughout the years as one of the best female chefs in the city.
MRS. WHEAT’S NEW ORLEANS MEAT PIES, Chef Owner, Linda Wheat, https://www.facebook.com/Mrs.Wheats/
Mrs. Wheat’s Louisiana Meat Pie’s has been making delicious, home style Louisiana Meat Pies in New Orleans for over 35 years. Their “Original Natchitoches Meat Pies” are a top selling item at world renowned “French Quarter Festival” and for over 35 years at the “New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”. And their products are made with the freshest ingredients to guarantee a great food experience for all to enjoy. Mrs. Wheat’s Louisiana Crawfish pies generously stuffed with whole crawfish tails, fresh vegetables, and a old familysecret recipe of seasonings that will make your mouth do a Cajun 2-Step.
WILLIAMS PLUM ST. SNOBALLS, Owner, Donna Black, https://www.facebook.com/Plum-Street-Snoballs-46126897621/
In New Orleans, snoballs are an essential part of any balanced diet. Snoballs are made with real snow (from generation-old patented ice machines), fruit-flavored syrup, and condensed milk. These traditional summer treats have been served at Plum Street Snoballs since 1945! You’ll love the classic New Orleans flavor and vibes of the Plum Street Snoballs stand. If you’re looking to experience NOLA’s authentic culture, and indulge in some of the tastiest treats only found here, Plum Street is a must-go!
LOS PANCHOS, https://www.groupon.com/biz/terrytown-la/los-panchos
A relaxed establishment in Gretna, Los Panchos’ tacos, burritos, tamales and more will certainly appease your appetite. At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love, kids included! Their food is cheap in price but luxurious in flavor.
NONPAREILS BAKERY, Baker Owner, Morgan A. Bonds, https://www.nonpareilsnola.com/
Nonpareil’s Bakery, LLC is currently a home-based bakery in New Orleans, LA, specializing in custom cakes and cupcakes for any occasion. It is important for them to provide a quality product, both in taste and appearance, to all of their customers. Nonpareil;s Bakery prides themselves on their elegant touch and bringing your cake or cupcake vision to life! Wherever possible, Nonpareil’s Bakery uses locally-sourced ingredients. All of their products are baked from scratch, and with love.
EFFERVESCENCE, Owner, Crystal Coco Hinds, http://www.nolabubbles.com
It’s a bubbly, swanky affair at Effervescence, the Champagne bar on Rampart Street. At 56 years young, Crystal Hinds followed her passion and opened Effervescence on Rampart street a year back. The well-curated list of all things bubbly offers 17 sparkling wines by the glass and a lengthy list of international and domestic bottlings. There are high-profile selections from top Champagne houses as well as lesser-known bottles from the same estates or vineyards. Though sparkling wines are the main attraction, food is far from an afterthought.
CAJUN CAVIAR, Owners, Alden Lagasse, Amy Hollister Wilson, & Alison Vega-Knoll, http://www.cajuncaviar.com/
CAJUN CAVIAR is owned and operated by the wives of three renowned chefs, with one of the trio being a chef herself. Their shared love for fine foods and the south makes CAJUN CAVIAR a natural fit for these three friends. CAJUN CAVIAR was first introduced to the world by Louisiana Caviar Co. in 1986. This Louisiana seafood delicacy is processed and packed by hand according to a traditional Russian method. The roe used to make CAJUN CAVIAR is from the Choupiquet (Amia Calva), most commonly known as the Bowfin. This prehistoric ganoid class fish is found in the fresh waters of the Atchafalaya Basin and is one of only three true caviar producing species found in the USA (Sturgeon, Paddlefish and Bowfin).
COOL FRUIT SENSATIONS, Owner, Don Harding Jr., http://www.coolfruitsensations.com/
Cool Fruit Sensations is a locally owned and operated fruit juice visionary featuring the freshest quality ingredients hand mixed to order. With only one elusive location in Harvey, Cool Fruit Sensations is scheduled to open a new location in Mid-City during Spring of 2019. Owner Don Harding Jr.’s mission is simple. “Who down South, with our blazing heat, would turn down a refreshing fruit beverage made by hand, right in front of you, using fresh fruit?” This vendor is not to be overlooked!
THE LAKEHOUSE, Owner, Cayman Sinclair, https://www.lakehousecuisine.com
The Lakehouse is a full-service catering company, restaurant and event venue located in Mandeville, Louisiana, just 30 miles north of New Orleans. This fine dining establishment is well known in the worlds of special event, film catering, and disaster relief. In addition to Caesar Salads and Grilled Shrimp Tacos, The Lakehouse will be serving various fruit sorbets.
THE ROCK & ROUGE TOMBOYS CLUB FOOD, Owners, The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival
Parents and children, fear not: The Rock & Rouge TOMBOYs Club Food will feature kid-friendly items for all the picky eaters out there. Serving chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, pigs in a blanket, and fruit cups, TOMBOYs Club Food has got something for everybody. TOMBOYs Club Food is designated for guest 12 & under.
“The Dugout” – Men’s Experience: cigars provided by Mayan Imports, whiskey bar, and a crawfish boil by Woodie’s at M.R.B.’s