Meet Mozell Devereaux, the 73-year old founder and CEO of Queen of Creole, who bakes made-from-scratch, oven-ready fresh pies, brownies, cookies and even seafood gumbo. Her innovative company guarantees the freshness of all their products that are safely delivered to your door in an insulated box with dry ice to sustain integrity. Upon delivery, customers just need to follow the simple step-by-step instructions before they enjoy the meal.
Mozell, who has been a food enthusiast for more than 20 years, came from a family of chefs, including her three uncles. But her biggest inspiration was her grandmother, Mama Powell, who was from New Orleans.
She became a Certified Executive Chef in 1992 when she graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Later, she earned her MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio. She opened 4 successful restaurants, and owns a successful catering business that she still runs today. She is also a culinary consultant to other businesses to help them survive.
How she began selling online
Mozell was already retired after many years of owning restaurants, but at 72-years old, she decided that she “wasn’t finished yet” and wanted to launch her online business.
So, she carefully researched and watched a few YouTube videos to learn how to prepare food that can be properly shipped with dry ice, and then she began her new career as an online food entrepreneur. “I even learned how to prepare and package my delicious sweet potato cornbread that only requires customers to add water upon delivery,” she comments.
Now by placing a simple order on her web site, within just 2-3 days of shipping, her customers can enjoy her exquisite, tasty New Orleans gourmet cuisine.
Her best-selling products
Her customers’ favorite gourmet spices include the New Orleans Blend, the Cha Cha Chili, the Apple/Peach Pie Blend, the Sweet Potato Pie Blend, and more.
The desserts of choice include the Crown Royal Apple Pie, the Sweet Potato Pie, the Chocolate Covered Pecan Pralines, the Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies, and more.
Finally, her most in-demand food items include the Seafood Gumbo, the Sweet Potato Cornbread, the Chicken Pot Pie, the Chicken and Dumplings, the Macaroni & Cheese, the Lasagna with Meat Sauce, and more.