Check out one of the veteran vendors that will be serving up authentic Creole food once again at this year's #EssenceFest.

Gia Peppers
Apr, 10, 2015

ESSENCE Fest is not too far away and as the days dwindle down to Independence Day weekend, we want to give our readers a sneak peak inside of what to expect once you come to us in New Orleans.

Speaking of the magical city, we all know New Orleans is the home of amazing cuisine.  Every year, #EssenceFest selects the best chefs and food businesses to cater to the thousands of guests to add a new taste to their overall experience.  ESSENCE Eats is the ultimate food destination and this week, we wanted to highlight two caterers who are set to return to this July.

Meet the Caterers Behind Bennette Place & BaiRou Cuisine:

Bennette Place Catering  - Jerry Bennette

Bennett Place Catering will be on hand at ESSENCE Eats for ESSENCE Fest 2015.

Bennett Place Catering

Bennette Place Catering is a family owned catering company that specializes in traditional New Orleans creole soul food. They have been an ESSENCE Festival vendor for 10 years and offer festival goers a variety of food to dine on while enjoying the Essence Festival events. Their menu includes shrimp and grits, seafood boudin balls, shrimp pasta, and spicy shrimp po-boys. 

BaiRou Cuisine Catering Service - Varilyn Roussel

BaiRou Cuisine Catering Service will be on hand at ESSENCE Fest 2015.

BaiRou Cuisine Catering Service

BaiRou Services has been involved with Essence Festival for over 10 years. BaiRou Cuisine Catering Services was first originated from mom’s kitchen recipes which specializes in Creole Cooking. Some of their specialties are Creole Crawfish Étouffée, Stuffed Seafood Bell Peppers, Fried Catfish, Gumbo, Homemade Cakes, and their delicious mouth watering bread pudding topped with Bourbon Sauce. 

To make sure you don't miss out on these amazing vendors and many more, buy your tickets to ESSENCE Fest 2015 for the entire weekend at a discounted price.