The History of Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery

GNOEA members attended an in-person breakfast meeting on October 12th with New Orleans owned Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery, home of Randazzo’s King Cakes since 1965. Guest speaker Joel Randazzo Forjet, Co-owner, provided a “sweet” history of the family owned bakery, beloved by New Orleanians for their delicious King Cakes and other confections. Members enjoyed samples of king cake and fruit pies.

Watch List:

A King Cake is Born at Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery

How to Make a King Cake

A special thanks to our gracious member and host – George Messina at Rooftop on Basin  

More about our speaker Joel Randazzo’s bio



New member Jesse Hoppes, Leaff Environmental, was presented with a new member certificate.

Ron Blitch, Blitch Knevel Architects, GNOEA member for 45 years, has retired from GNOEA.

Tim Scott recommended that members reach out to some of the GNOEA business groups for participation or form a new group.

To view a list of open classifications click HERE.

If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano (interim membership chairman) at

Thank You & Announcements

Tim Scott, Fisher & Phillips, thanked Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing, for his quick response to Tim’s request for a repair to water heater.

Brien Lundin, Jefferson Financial, reminded all of his Conference that begins Tuesday, October 19th. Contact Brien to receive a complimentary registration.

Re-qualification forms for 2022 – Please complete or note “no change” and return to Cathy Vienne by email.

Q4 dues invoices have been emailed. Electronic payment is preferred.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

October 19th – Understanding Environmental Risk – Jesse Hoppes, Leaff Environmental – Rooftop on Basin

October 26th  – Real Estate Update – Alison Barrios, Barrios Real Estate Group& Richard Juge, Remax Commercial Broker – Rooftop on Basin

November 2nd – No Meeting

November 9th – Jason Stopa, Director – St. Bernard Economic Development – Location TBA