New Orleans 500 Close-Up: Vance Vaucresson
President of Vaucresson Sausage Company
Did you know?
In 1969, the Vaucresson Sausage Company started selling sausages at Jazz Fest. After almost 50 years, the company is one of the festival’s few remaining original vendors. Vaucresson’s hot sausage links are an important part of many local recipes and restaurant menus, and the company is currently redeveloping its longtime home in the 7th Ward, where it has operated for more than a century.
Education: Morehouse College
On the Horizon: We’re opening a cafe/deli to serve our community.
Hero: Dr. Calvin Mackie
Go-to Restaurant: Dooky Chase’s
Hidden Gem: Ray’s on the Ave
Nonprofit Cause: National Urban League
Best Advice: If you don’t quit, you win.
What Do You Love About Your Job? Meeting and serving people