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Aurora Catering, Inc. since 1999, (and as Custom Catering in the mid 80's) is located in the New Orleans Area, and has offered its customers the highest quality authentic - traditional - award winning Cajun and Creole Cooking available anywhere!

Chef Emile Stieffel with trophies  Count 'em, THREE TROPHIES!!!!

We competed at the Louisiana Tailgate and BBQ Festival!   We won first in all three competitions! 

(Thanks to photographer and GREAT friend, Frank Stansbury for the GREAT PIC!!)

Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Fried Soft Shelled CRAWFISH Demo!

Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, "Get Seen, Get Seafood" Cooking Competition

Louisiana Tailgate and BBQ Taste of the Tailgate Cookoff and Ultimate Tailgate Competition

Throwdown with Bobby Flay Chef Emile Stieffel

It’s a Throwdown!! ..... soooo ... Bring it ON!!

Bobby Flay Emile Stieffel "The Best of the Bayou" (that is what they called me!!) was challenged by Bobby Flay in his show on the Food Network, The challenge was a "Jambalaya Jam!"

At the end of the show Bobby called me the "Jambalaya King" WOW, what a fantastic honor! Follow up Comments about the show  More photos of the Jambalaya Jam!!!

See what the has to say about the Throwdown! And about my son, Emile Laurent IV.

WOW! This is what the has written about Emile Laurent IV's cooking and awards!!! What a great article and pic too!

Different spellings!

I have traveled several times to the Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU), this photo album is all about my chronicles.  CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MY JOURNEYS TO THE FROZEN TUNDRA OF SMSU! 


Star Parties in the New Orleans AreaStar Parties!!!    Introducing our newest catered party!!! See the Universe and eat some Cajun and Creole delicacies at the same time!! We will supply our awesome Meade LX200 12" Telescope!


Cajun and Creole Recipes - These are some of my Aurora Catering's Recipes, I have developed these to cook our style of South Louisiana Cuisine.  If you would notice, I use salt sparingly.  So to augment  that perceptive loss, I try to incorporate fresh herbs and seasonings whenever possible.  This is the true beauty of our cooking.  (Be careful... these quantities are quite large and might be a little spicy!!)


Mardi Gras Gator MusiciansMardi Gras Parade and Party Recipes   These are Recipes and Tips that New Orleansians use when they are planning a party at their house OR food and drink brought to the parade route!



Halloween Recipes Chef Emile StieffelThese are our gross Halloween recipes for that special Harry Scary Party. We're cooking Kitty Litter Box Cake, Dem Bones, and others!!! (Just Click on the Pumpkin Head) OR go to our Scary Gross Halloween Recipes Page.



Roasted Holiday Thanksgiving Turkey Aurora cateringCheck out my NEW! Cajun and Creole - Christmas - Thanksgiving and all of the Holiday RecipesSince Katrina, so many people want to do a traditional down the bayou family dinner no matter where you are! This is how we do it in South Louisiana.  I have included "tips" that will help you in your planning.


Latin Inspired Recipes Our newest list of catering recipes are South of the Boarder inspired! .... Since Katrina New Orleans has had a tremendous infusion of Latin workers, soooo, many new Latin restaurants have popped up, AND I try to frequent them all!! These are my twist on their food offerings.


Easter Reicpes from the BayouEaster follows Mardi Gras and so do our special Cajun and Creole Easter Holiday Recipes!  The Catholic religion is alive and well in South Louisiana and is the basics for many of our traditions.  We gather with family and friends for Holy Week and especially on Easter Sunday.  Wanta see what our family cooks?? Wanta Cook our style foods?? It is just a click away!

Middle Eastern Food Recipes


Here are some Middle Eastern recipes that I have developed. They are traditional in preparation and function, BUT have some Creole and Cajun flavors added! (gif courtesy of Linda Sawaya and Saudi Aramco World)


Hiking Trail Logs Just Click the Button! From Government Canyon, Texas; Palm Springs California to the swamps of Louisiana via Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve; and hopefully more!

Have Pot, Will Travel!!

That’s Right, I have catered parties from Phoenix Arizona's "The Great Cajun Crawfish Boil", Miami's Rod and Reel Club, Southwest Minnesota State University, to California's Pat and Karen O'BrienPGA West (and see the Letter of Reference), from Philadelphia's Wharton School , Emerald Mountain, Alabama , Columbia, South Carolina and to WTAMU (for the inauguration of President Pat O'Brien), AND beaucoup points in between!

I bring traditional authentic Cajun and Creole food to the nation! SOOOOO, if you want Throwdown Jambalaya, Seafood Gumbo, Alligator Sauce Picquanté, Crawfish, Chaudin, Tasso, Etouffee or any other South Louisiana dish just email or call me (504) 329-1344 and let’s chat!

Rista Chef Emile Stieffel Off-Premise Catering Capabilities - a brief description of some of New Orleans best event and party locations. Also, information about our travels around the United States and the World!

Tourist and Convention Catering - information and ideas from Ice Breaker to Wrap-Up Parties, including Luncheons, Swamp Tours, Cajun Fais Do-Do, Spouse Parties, Crawfish Boils, In-Booth Demonstrations and more.... Take a look at our pics from the IACP Gumbo Giveback

Boiled CrawfishOutdoors - Information on Bar-B-Ques and Picnics, Cochon de Lait (Roast Suckling Pig) Festivals, Outdoor Weddings, Seafood Boils and Fries, Cajun Fais Do-Do's (late night parties) and much more.

Elegant Weddings - Silver Service awaits you with our many years of experience and attention to detail.

Food and Service Descriptions - a partial list (500+) of Aurora Catering's menu items and capabilities.

Chef Emile Stieffel Personal Info - all about Chef Emile L. Stieffel III: resume, awards, references, photo albums, PBS TV Cooking Series, and my new Trail Hiking Logs. Check 'em out!!

Ya know ya from N'awlins when... Things only Natives know! This is probably the hidden gem of my website, I get more emails from this link from Natives then anywhere else on my site.

New Orleans Stuff - some interesting web sites about our community.

Additional Services - Aurora Catering offers its customers DJ Services, MoJo Catering Company in Richmond, Kentucky!, Rockin' Jake in New Orleans, Rockin' Jake Blues Band Website, and Ladybug Cakes

Aurora's Chili PepperThe "Official" House Chili was cooked by Chef Emile Stieffel of Aurora Catering. We are also very proud to have our competition pot of chili that was awarded a TOP FIVE finalist in the Guest Division in the 2005, 2006 and 2008!!! Chili Recipe!

Cookin' Cajun Country Store - Want some real New Orleans Hats, Aprons, T-Shirts and stuff? Check us out.

The Chef Ricky LoRusso Photo Album and "Ho" House

Web friends! Our newest Photo Album.  Many people have asked me "How to's?" and tips about Cajun and Creole cooking this album is dedicated to their sharing pics and comments!

Check out some of our Newest Off-Premise Events  ,  OR our earlier Off-Premise Catered Events and Photo Album 1 (photo album 1 got tooooo large!)

We try to be active in our community, see our  Newest Donations and Events Photo Album, for older Donations and Events Photo Album!

Thank You letters, Certificates and Acknowledgements.

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Chef Emile L. Stieffel, Aurora Catering, Inc. email address:
4016 Red Cypress Dr., Harvey, LA 70058
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