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29 Days of Local Black History: Chef Eddie Hughes

Chef Eddie Hughes Image: Stuffed Shrimp Festival

Mention Freeman & Harris Café’, and two things may come to mind: the delicious, signature sauce and the unforgettable stuffed shrimp. We can thank Chef Eddie E. Hughes, the first African American chef at the Holiday Inn in Shreveport for memorable flavors.

At the early age of 17, while working full time for his dad and part owner of the Café’, Tody Wallette, Hughes created the Shreveport Style Stuffed Shrimp, and the rest, as it is said, is history, and even black history.

We owe our excited taste buds to the creative mind and hands of Chef Eddie E. Hughes. Another first in Shreveport Black History.

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