COOK ME SOMETHING MISTER RECEIVES NATIONAL WBE CERTIFICATION

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – May 16, 2014 – Cook Me Something Mister LLC, a New Orleans based business that currently manufactures and markets “Cook Me Somethin’ Mister” Jambalaya Rice, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WBEC South, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the WBEC South is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

Businesses and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs by including women-owned businesses among their vendors.

To learn more about newly certified Cook Me Something Mister LLC, please visit www.cookmesomethinmister.com.

About Cook Me Something Mister LLC

“Cook Me Somethin’ Mister” is a New Orleans brand for food products. The first item in our line is a seasoned Jambalaya Rice that is packaged for retail and foodservice and is currently distributed in six states, including 10 warehouse clubs, 5 national foodservice distributors and over 100 grocery stores and specialty stores. Our products are proudly made in New Orleans and are specially blended by Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends. The CEO/Owner, Kristen Preau, is also known as New Orleans’ own “Jambalaya Girl.” She created this business from her Dad’s jambalaya recipe and her caricature is recognizable on all product packaging by her signature fork earrings.

About WBENC

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

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This is what makes Whistle Monsta go ____!!

Congrats to Saints Super Fan WHISTLE MONSTA for being selected to represent the Who Dat Nation at the NFL Draft Day 2014! http://bit.ly/1fMVbW2

Cook Me Somethin’ Mister serving up Jambalaya at a Saints tailgate in New Orleans. This makes Super Fan Whistle Monsta go_______!!!!! Who Dat!

Special thanks to Pat Garin Photography.

 

 

 

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Tell ya friends where you got it from!

Help us spread the word about Cook Me Somethin’ Mister Jambalaya Rice!

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Listen for the Jambalaya Girl on 3WL 1350AM and tell ya friends to pick up Cook Me Somethin’ Mister Jambalaya Rice at their local store.

Tell ‘em where you got it from or FIND A STORE NEAR YOU !

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Jambalaya Girl’s Cook Me Somethin’ Mister Radio Commercials:

 

 

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Sun Belt Jambalaya Cook-Off

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Do you have the best Jambalaya or Tailgate Dish? Show us what you’ve got at the Sun Belt Saturday Jambalaya Cook-Off! 
 
Saturday, March 15
Lakefront Arena 
 
Teams enjoy Bucktown All-Stars, beer tickets, Basketball game tickets, VIP access to the sky box & a gift bag sponsored by the Jambalaya Girl of Cook Me Something Mister! 

 

Download Entry Form: Sun_Belt_Cook-Off_Form

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#NOLABound Tailgate Tour with Sun Belt Conference

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#NOLABound at UT Arlington

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Sun Belt Conference Basketball is #NOLABound!
 
NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference is bringing a taste of New Orleans to its basketball games in anticipation of the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships on March 12-16. The Sun Belt Conference wants everyone to live and breathe the spirit of New Orleans before they are #NOLABound for the tournament in March!
 
The #NOLABound Tailgate Tour presented by Cook Me Somethin’ Mister! and Blue Rhino will be making stops at various Sun Belt Conference basketball contests beginning in early January up until the final weekend of conference play. The New Orleans-themed gameday tailgate will give fans a preview of the spirited festivities surrounding the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships that will greet them upon arriving in New Orleans.
 
Help participate in the unprecedented buzz leading up to this season’s tournament as we get #NOLABound trending on your campus and nationwide leading up to the first tip of championship action in mid-March. To join the excitement leading up to the tournament and share with us your #NOLABound Tailgate Tour memories, use the Twitter and Instagram hashtag #NOLABound.
 
Cook Me Somethin’ Mister!, featured on Food Network’s “Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri”, and its homemade recipe of jambalaya will be the main attraction for fans to enjoy prior to the selected games as part of the #NOLABound Tailgate Tour.

 

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The sun is out & so is the @jambalayagirl! We’re at Moore Field @ULRaginCajuns fans, stop by our #NOLABound Tailgate! pic.twitter.com/OTYP1rhmWe

 

#NOLABound Tailgate Tour (All times C.T. unless otherwise noted)
Thursday, January 23 – University of Texas Arlington
Troy Trojans at Mavericks – 8:00 p.m.
 
Saturday, January 25 – Texas State University
Troy Trojans at Bobcats – 4:30 p.m.
 
Saturday, January 25 – Arkansas State University
UALR Trojans at Red Wolves – 7:05 p.m.
 
Thursday, January 30 – University of Louisiana at Monroe
Arkansas State Red Wolves at Warhawks – 7:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, January 30 – Georgia State University
South Alabama Jaguars at Panthers – 7:00 p.m. E.T.
 
Thursday, February 13 – South Alabama University
Arkansas State Red Wolves at Jaguars – 7:05 p.m.
 
Saturday, February 15 – University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Arkansas State Red Wolves at Ragin’ Cajuns – 4:15 p.m.
 
Saturday February 15 – Troy University
Georgia State Panthers at Trojans – 7:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, March 6 – Western Kentucky University
UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at Hilltoppers – 7:00 p.m.

 

 

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Feature Story in Specialty Food Magazine

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Jambalaya Girl & Chef Paul Prudhomme host SBA Administrator

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Cook Me Somethin’ Mister and Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends hosted the SBA Administrator for a tour of Prudhomme’s facility, where Cook Me Somethin’ Mister Jambalaya is made in New Orleans. 
 
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@SBAgov Admin Hulit gets a lesson in making jambalaya kits from SBA assisted entrepreneur Kristen Preau ow.ly/i/4mbWx @jambalayagirl

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Jambalaya Girl Named Top 40 under 40

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Feature story in The Talon, Southern Miss Alumni Magazine

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Cook Me Somethin’ Mister wins Small Business Competition

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Capital One Bank, in partnership with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center Greater New Orleans Region (LSBDC GNOR) and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans (ULGNO), recently announced that Be Well Nutrition, Inc., is the winner of the “Greaux GNO” business plan competition created to help small businesses in greater New Orleans grow and create jobs. The healthy food and lifestyle company received the grand prize of $20,000 to expand its work using nutritious products for health-conscious consumers.
 
Second-place winner Cook Me Somethin’ Mister, a pre-packaged jambalaya distribution company, received $10,000. The company began as a fundraising venture to support those afflicted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
 
4D Supplements, LLC, won third place, receiving $5,000 to develop its healthy athletics supplement product line. Other finalists included Bonne Terre Landscaping; Dyverse City; Elite Custom Cleaning Services, LLC; Louisiana Sisters; Mondo Murals & Design; and Professional Design Group, Inc.
 
“Greaux GNO is just another example of how Capital One Bank is investing for good in the greater New Orleans community,” said Steve Hemperley, Southeast Louisiana Market President for Capital One Bank. “New Orleans is a thriving city for small business development, and we look forward to seeing this group of entrepreneurs implement their business plans and continue to grow.”
 
In the first and second rounds of the competition earlier this year, applicants attended a minimum of three seminars taught by Capital One’s partners at LSDBC and ULGNO and then submitted one-page letters of intent explaining how they would use the prize monies to grow their businesses if they were to win. In the third round, the applicants submitted full business plans with the assistance of Capital One bankers from greater New Orleans. The six finalists were chosen after a review of the business plans by Capital One Bank, LSDBC and ULGNO.
 
Through an approach called “Investing for Good,” Capital One Bank is committed to delivering core banking services along with specialized community development, philanthropic and volunteer support to generate lasting, local community impact and valuable business results. Activities like Greaux GNO demonstrate Capital One Bank’s long-standing commitment to small business and workforce development.
 
How can the LSBDC make your business a growing success? 
 
We offer business classes and consulting for local entrepreneurs and growing businesses. 
 
Call us today and make an appointment!
 
LSBDC Greater New Orleans Region
504-831-3730
lsbdc.gnor@lsbdc.org
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