Nelly’s love for culinary experiences started young as she began to appreciate the preparation and flavors of her father, grandmother and aunt’s cooking. Saint Francisville, Louisiana raised - D LaVergne groomed her son Larry and her daughter Flo to cook with intense flavor palettes and a remarkable knack for creating nostalgic culinary experiences for their family.

Nelly's Kitchen stands as a beacon of culinary innovation and social responsibility, crafting a unique and unforgettable experience for all who indulge in our bold flavors and unforgettable dishes. As a minority woman-owned business, we carry the torch of diversity, resilience, and creativity in the culinary world. What truly sets us apart, however, is not just our delectable creations, but our unwavering commitment to social change and community empowerment.

Passion is the driving force behind every dish that emerges from Nelly's Kitchen. Our love for food transcends the boundaries of the ordinary, infusing each bite with an explosion of flavors that dance harmoniously on the palate. Every recipe is a masterpiece, a symphony of carefully selected ingredients that evoke memories, emotions, and an unquenchable desire for more. It's this passion for flavors that allows us to stand head and shoulders above the rest, consistently creating culinary experiences that linger in the memory long after the last bite.

Yet, it's not just our culinary prowess that defines us. Nelly's Kitchen is a beacon of social responsibility, embodying a vision of inclusivity and second chances. We have forged a powerful partnership with local non-profit organizations to make a tangible impact on the lives of marginalized and at-risk individuals. Our commitment to employing those who are seeking to rebuild their lives after facing the challenges of incarceration or substance use issues is not merely a corporate strategy—it's a heartfelt mission to foster self-sufficiency and stability within our community.

In a world where preconceived notions often overshadow potential, Nelly's Kitchen believes in the transformative power of opportunity. Our partnership with non-profits not only provides job opportunities but serves as a guiding light for individuals seeking to reshape their narratives. By offering them a chance to be a part of our culinary journey, we help them redefine their identities, bolster their confidence, and build a foundation for self-reliance.

Our dedication to social change is not just a footnote in our story; it's woven into the fabric of our existence. It's seen in the smiles of those who have found a fresh start within our kitchen, in the stories of resilience that inspire us to keep pushing forward, and in the community bonds that strengthen as we share our flavors with the world. When you dine at Nelly's Kitchen, you're not just enjoying a meal; you're supporting a movement for positive change.

Nelly's Kitchen is a culinary haven where passion meets purpose, where every dish is infused with the spirit of inclusivity and the promise of brighter tomorrows. Our commitment to crafting exquisite experiences and providing hope to those who need it most is the essence of what makes us shine brightly in the culinary landscape.

In a world of tastes and textures, Nelly's Kitchen stands as a testament to the fact that food can be so much more than sustenance; it can be a catalyst for transformation, unity, and unforgettable memories. We're not just creating flavors; we're creating futures—one delicious dish at a time.