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Our Story of Success

We make an unforgettable praline, rooted in the spectacular culture of New Orleans

Sharon Richardson

I am a fifth generation New Orleans native. My husband Austin and I now call Texas home. We relocated to the Austin area after Hurricane Katrina. Katrina was a “challenge,” so we moved and made a conscious decision to not look at the future expecting kicks in the derriere, but as a love story being written in real life time. We had to decide on a way to earn a living, and did not want to restart what we had been doing back home for the past 30 years, operating a local moving service. When you are born and raised in New Orleans, making amazing pralines is a birthright; my family has been making these delicate sweet treats for generations. Our pralines are as rich in flavor as they are in history. Hence, Christen’s Gourmet Pralines, something we know and love. I learned the art from the best, who, by the way, never owned a candy thermometer or a printed recipe. These ladies were chemists; they were masters at creating new secrets and memories. Our passion is to create an over-the-top experience for you, your family, and guests.


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You can order a corporate full time or part-time service for personnel/staff lunches

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We are completely capable of serving for big, open, small, adults or kids festivals

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Clients About Us

Christen's Gourmet Pralines really do make an exceptional product.  I have told everyone that I know about you and your delicious pralines.

Simone Blanchard
Simone BlanchardNew Orleans, LA

I am not very easy to please, but you did it!  My husband, parents, and his parents could not be happier with the beighents and pralines.  Thank you

Santa Lu
Santa LuAustin, TX

The beignet station was a huge success.  I can't tell you how many "wow" comments we received.  Thank you

Amy Wolf
Amy WolfAustin, TX

I have been eating pralines all my life, and not one can compare to yours.  Thank you for exceeding our expectations.

Allison Victors
Allison Victors.Cedar Park, TX


Sharon Richardson
Sharon Richardson
Founder, Chef

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