Contact Us

Official Tony Chachere’s Cooking Rig

Sportsman's Expo

Meet some of Tony Chachere’s Chefs and learn some new cooking tips and tricks.

We’ve kicked mayo and mustard to the curb to give a few old favorites a flavor lift and spark your taste buds with something new.

Sportsman's Expo
chez loulou/Flickr

To mark Louisiana’s Bicentennial, Lt. Gov Jay Dardenne released a list of Louisiana’s 200 most notable people. We’re honored that Mr. Tony of Tony Chachere’s is included. We take great pride in our state and are absolutely thrilled with all the buzz surrounding its 200th birthday.

Opelousas, Louisiana is the home of the legendary Tony Chachere (sash-er-ee), a noted sportsman, chef and bon vivant of the area. He was of French descent, born in Opelousas in 1905. Hard work followed by success was the pattern of his life.

At age seven, Tony was meeting the 2:30 a.m. train from New Orleans to pick up the big city morning papers for neighborhood delivery. Then he was off to school and back again for the afternoon papers after class was dismissed. At 12, he switched to delivering prescriptions and sundries for a local drugstore. He soon graduated to soda jerk, then clerk, and after intensive study and instruction he became a registered pharmacist and practiced this profession until age 30. During two depression years, he traveled as a drug salesman for a local wholesale drug firm, then founded his own wholesale drug business. He worked out of his garage at first and finally parlayed a borrowed $100 into a million.


Louisiana Power Sports Sportsman's Expo Attractions

Best of 1130 AM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Tiger Den quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Tiger Den contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.