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Here for It LIVE: New Orleans
Wednesday, August 31st @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Omg it’s happening…we’re taking the Here for It LIVE on the road!
4:30-6:30pm CST August 31, 2022 in New Orleans at The Shop
Featuring Kristen Preau – Jambalaya Girl
Tickets include next level networking, Jambalaya Girl swag and newfound inspiration to get to after it NOW!
$45 in person
$18 virtual ticket (includes the best break out session of networking ever)
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ALL ABOUT KRISTEN
Kristen Preau, CEO & Owner, Jambalaya Girl Food Products
Jambalaya Girl originates from a New Orleans family recipe, a childhood nickname, a desire to cook to help those in need and an undeniable passion for her city of New Orleans.
The Origin Story:
From Vanity Fair’s INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF SMALL BUSINESS
Kristen Preau Moore’s ambition in life has always been to celebrate the place she proudly calls home—which is why her early career shows a distinct pattern: She was a costume character at Jazzland, an intern at the Superdome, and worked in marketing and sales for University of New Orleans Athletics, among other things. But it was only after Hurricane Katrina that the New Orleans–born entrepreneur’s dream came into sharper focus. “My house flooded and I was evacuated. I had this sense that I had my whole life ahead of me and I had to figure out something. And like the natural response of most Louisiana people to tragedy, I decided to cook.”
The daughter of a small-business owner whose company made cooking equipment, Preau Moore was no stranger to the food business, or jambalaya, which she grew up cooking with her father. The pair embarked on a traveling football-season tailgating fundraiser to 11 universities serving jambalaya—and raised $100,000 for her hometown. “People kept asking me for my recipe and I knew that there was a connection … and I wanted to turn that connection into a business.” After a crucial rebrand to Jambalaya Girl (her childhood nickname), the girl with the fork earrings launched her seasoned mixes in grocery stores across the country. But she never forgets where she came or how she realized her dream. “What I live by every day comes from my high school motto of ‘Veritas.’ Be true to yourself. So I make sure I’m bringing it back to my city, no matter where I’m taking it around the world.”