My name is Eric Pousson. I grew up in South Louisiana, deep in the heart of Cajun Country. I met my wife Cecelia in 1998 and we’ve been married now for 21 years. Together we have 3 awesome kids. Chandler 20, Keira 12, and Aidan 10.
I’ve always loved food. My mother is from Monterrey, Mexico and as far back as I can remember she would always find herself in the kitchen preparing something amazing. In addition to the Mexican food culture I was exposed to, my father was Cajun so there’s that. Food was everywhere. Gumbo, crawfish, fresh seafood, tamales, homemade tortillas, you name it. Unfortunately I didn’t learn how to cook from my mother (that skill was reserved for my 2 sisters). I had to teach myself how to cook. No training, no technique, just passion. It’s an interesting journey when you are not bound by tradition. It was this passion that’s led me to where I am today.
I spent 20 years in the corporate world of sales and marketing. Worked my way to the top and eventually arrived at that high paying job with all the perks and expense accounts. I wonder if someone ever climbs Mount Everest only to be disappointed at what’s on top. That was me. I had climbed to the top of the career ladder and the view sucked!!
It was one fateful day in Oklahoma City where I had just finished dinner (alone) and I had an epiphany. As I sat in room 207 I knew that my life would never be the same again. A moment of clarity where everything became crystal clear and my path, albeit uncertain made perfect sense.
It was in that moment I had decided to quit my executive position and start my own business doing the very thing I love to do. Cook. Cecelia loved the idea and for the first time in our marriage we would embark on the most exciting and rewarding adventure of our lives. Starting a family business.
The rest of the story hasn’t been told but I can tell you this. If you kindly subscribe to this site you’ll get to experience it with us first hand. Thanks for hanging out with me. Talk soon