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Kristen Preau Moore, owner of the Jambalaya Girl food brand by Cook Me Somethin' Mister, was selected to represent Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Vanity Fair’s third annual New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, October 18 - 20.
Moore was selected as one of five alumni out of the 7,100 small business owners nationwide who graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program to attend the invitation-only event.
Moore graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Delgado Community College in February 2014. Since completing the program, she has increased her sales by 80% and expanded distribution of her products across the country, having sold in every single state and now reaching internationally.
The Vanity Fair Summit (http://summit.vanityfair.com/) brings together nearly 300 titans of technology, politics, business, media and the arts for inspiring conversations on the issues and innovations shaping the future. This event features two days of programming featuring speakers such as Jeff Bezos, Barry Diller, Robert A. Iger and Sarah Jessica Parker.
In the spirit of festival season, Jambalaya Girl is celebrating good food and good music in New Orleans! At the weekly spring festival in New Orleans, YLC Wednesday at the Square, Jambalaya Girl's food booth serves up her signature Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya. And each week, Jambalaya Girl gets the chance to talk with the bands over a bowl of jambalaya.
In New Orleans, the motivation to cross the finish line is simple - chicken and sausage Jambalaya served by the Jambalaya Girl! We are proud to cook for the runners of New Orleans at post race finish line parties across the Crescent City. Here are the upcoming races where we will be cooking for the post race finish line party:
NOTC Anniversary Race - August 14, 2016
NOTC Ole Man River - December 17, 2016
Shamrockin' Run - March 13, 2016
Smoothie King 5K - March 20, 2016
NOTC Bursting with Speed - April 9, 2016
26 AUG 2015 - Dina Powell, head of Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing business and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, discusses how investing in the New Orleans small business community has helped to revitalize the city. She is joined by two graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program: Kristen Preau Moore, CEO and owner of Cook Me Somethin’ Mister, and Barrett Wiley, owner of Cleaning Concierge.
“I did what my family always does to help out,” Preau says. “My entire life growing up, we’d bust out the cast iron pot and cook jambalaya.” - Inc. Magzine story by Jeremy Quittner
Cook Me Somethin' Mister earned 1st Place Savory Dish at WYES Chocolate Sunday! Our Jambalaya Balls topped with a Creole Mole Chocolate Sauce made with El Guapo Bitters were the hit of the party.
Find the recipe for the Jambalaya Balls here.
In its fifth year of business, Cook Me Somethin' Mister received two prestigious honors recognizing its accomplishments as a women owned business:
The Louisiana SBA Women in Business Champion (read more)
The WBEC South WBE Role Model of the Year
Kristen Preau Moore, aka "Jambalaya Girl", earned a spot in the top 3 out of 22 businesses for 2015 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Big Idea Pitch.
It’s New Orleans Entrepreneur Week and we found an entrepreneur who’s been cooking up something special for years! News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez introduces us to “Jambalaya Girl”!