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City’s Newest Parade Krewe Set to Honor Women in the Food & Beverage Industry; Membership Registration is Now Open

NEW ORLEANS – The Krewe of TCQNO (The Culinary Queens of New Orleans) is making history as Greater New Orleans’ first and only Carnival krewe to honor women in the food and beverage industry. Krewe Captain and Founder Akasia Lee-Nicholas is the owner of Let Us Cater for You. She founded the krewe to be a platform that unites and supports businesses owned by women of all food and beverage backgrounds. The Culinary Queens of New Orleans provides collective business support services for its members while celebrating the time-honored traditions of Greater New Orleans’ Mardi Gras culture.

The Culinary Queens of New Orleans is now accepting new krewe membership applications. Women 20 years old and older who own food and/or beverage brands are eligible to become members of the new parade krewe. The krewe membership application can be completed online at

The historic krewe will host its inaugural parade on February 22, 2022. Need more info? Email


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