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Eva Louis Perry, founder of Tee-Eva’s Famous Pies and Pralines, was born and raised on the Glendale Plantation of Colonie, Louisiana. Her voyage to become the “New Orleans Queen of Pralines” began in 1980 when she became an entrepreneur by sharing her grandmother’s family recipes with the world.


Eva began her career in Los Angeles, catering private events for celebrities as well as then-Governor of California, Jerry Brown. Tee Eva, short for "Aunt Eva," was the name coined by natives of New Orleans.  In our familial city, native New Orleanians often refer to respected elder women and men as "Aunt" and "Uncle."  In 1987, Tee Eva returned to the Big Easy and rented a small kitchen located in Mid-City, making her pies and pralines to sell to local restaurants and businesses.  A year later, her business grew beyond the small space, and she moved to her first full service kitchen in 1991, with a successful sit-down restaurant.  She ultimately found a permanent home for her much sought-after cooking on historic Magazine street in 1994, where the Tee-Eva's shop has remained for over 15 years.


Eva's cooking has been featured in countless magazines such as Elle, Home and Garden, Sherman’s Travel, Country Living, and Williams-Sonoma.  Aunt Eva also became a television regular via the nationally-syndicated Food Network program "Road Tasted" with Jamie and Bobby Dean, as well as Anthony Bourdain’s cooking show on the Travel Channel.  Tee Eva retired in 2000, passing all of her Creole family recipes to her granddaughter, who to this day fully owns and operates the business.

Mission Statement

Tee Eva’s Famous Pies and Pralines strive to satisfy our customer’s Creole appetite by using unique Cajun ingredients found exclusively in Louisiana and family recipes that have been passed down for generations. Our commitment to our customers is to meet and exceed the quality expectations associated with New Orleans heritage. We are dedicated to nourishing our customers mind, body and soul, stimulating the “Big Easy” culture through our authentic cuisines.


Tee Eva’s Famous Pies and Pralines’ daily inspiration is to become the world’s premier praline supplier uniting different cultures around the world.

Core Values

Passion - We at Tee Eva’s have a passion for satisfying the palates of our customers, providing great tasting food while nourishing their minds body and souls.

Integrity - In all that we do, we strive to provide the highest quality ingredients and service to our patrons to ensure customer loyalty.

Community and Environment - We are committed to encouraging and developing young entrepreneurs in the local community by providing summer mentorships for young adults. We recognize our own responsibility to respect our environment, therefore we reuse, recycle, and strive to reduce waste.

Culture - We promise to remain loyal to our New Orleans Creole heritage by using unique ingredients indigenous to Louisiana, while offering Lagniappe (a little something extra) and hospitality



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