Parade Food “Preau Tips”

Jambalaya Girl Jambalaya & King Cake are all you need for kid approved parade food! We’ve got some “Preau Tips” for easy parade food prep from Jambalaya Girl founder and local mom, Kristen Preau.  


Parade Food “Preau Tips” 

  • Keep it hot for the parade route – use an ice chest as a “hot box”. Package the hot cooked jambalaya in a to-go container or foil wrapped pan and place it in an empty ice chest to insulate it and keep it warm.  
  • Use a thermos to store the gumbo and keep it hot. No need to make extra rice, serve the Gumbo over the Jambalaya Rice for Gumbalaya!  
  • Cook the “Party Size” Jambalaya box for your krewe. It fits perfectly in an aluminum half pan.  
  • Quick ways to cook: Make ahead of time and microwave before heading out to the parade. Instant Pot. Rice Cooker. Slow Cooker 

Easy to cook and full of FLAVOR – Jambalaya Girl New Orleans Food Products are proudly made in New Orleans. Thank you for including us in your family meals and community cookouts since 2010.     

Stock up for Mardi Gras meals made easy. Find Jambalaya Girl’s Jambalaya, Gumbo, Yellow Rice and One-Pot Seasoning mixes in a store near you or order online. Jambalaya & Gumbo are now available at every grocery store in New Orleans.  

Don’t forget to take photos, we’ve got new swag for our Krewe of Jambalaya Girl Cooking Club members. Send us your “proof of cooking” photo or video for a free signature gift from Jambalaya Girl.