Paul Prudhomme was an American celebrity chef. He was widely known for his cooking of Louisiana Creole cuisine. His cuisines blended with French, Spanish, West African, Caribbean, German, Italian and Irish influences. Prior to becoming the chef proprietor of K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, he owned several other restaurants. He also authored several cookbooks.
Prudhomme was raised in a farm along with 12 siblings. His father worked as a farmer. His family struggled to earn money to provide the children a comfortable life. Paul was born with the name of the saint but preferred to change it into Gene Autry Prudhomme in his youth.