About Us

Meet the New Generation Behind Creole Country

Creole Country is more than just a business; it’s a multi generational legacy stitched into the very fabric of New Orleans' rich culinary tapestry. Established in 1979 by the pioneering duo of Fabiola "Fab" and Frederick "Ricker" Schmitt, the enterprise found its second wind under their son, Vaughn, and his business partner, Deanie Bowen. Today, it is lovingly carried forward by Alex Bowen (Vaughn's step-daughter), Deanie and their partner Michael Tran.

Steeped in over 44 years of tradition, Creole Country has always been a beacon of quality and authenticity in the world of Cajun and Creole cuisine. The current owners bring a fresh perspective, merging time-honored techniques with modern innovation to elevate the Creole Country name to new heights. It's the same world-class sausage and Cajun charcuterie you've loved for decades, but with a new sparkle that only the next generation could provide.

From our game-changing presence at the World’s Fair in 1984 to supplying an endless roster of restaurants, hotels, and venues, we've been a constant in the ever-changing landscape of the New Orleans food scene. Despite the many milestones and even setbacks—like the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina—our commitment to quality, community, and culinary excellence has never wavered.

As we look to the future, we promise to maintain the high standards that have made us a household name, while also embracing the new opportunities that come with change.

Your loyalty has fueled our past; your excitement builds our future. Creole Country isn't just in the business of food—we're in the business of memories, flavors, and a shared love for all things New Orleans.