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E’s Kitchen is Lafayette’s premier stop for kitchen accessories in Lafayette. Founded by Acadiana natives Paul and Jenine Ayo, E’s Kitchen strives to provide superior customer service and excellent products.
The company was formed as an outlet for my love of cooking and all things food. Whether you are looking for an item to complete the perfect meal or advice on anything food related, E’s Kitchen is the place to go!
The only things we love more than cooking are the store’s namesakes, our daughters Emma and Elise.
My wife and I decided to start E’s Kitchen to build something for our little girls and us. After managing several retail companies, we felt the time had come to take the plunge and start a business of our own.
Over 10 years of experience in a variety of capacities, including marketing, accounting, purchasing and IT, we felt the time had come to take the plunge and start a business of our own. During this timeI worked for some great businesses and a few, let’s say, not so good organizations. The biggest lesson I learned is that great companies focus on their customers because without them, no one can make it.
Fast forward to April 2012…we started E’s Kitchen to provide Acadiana with great service and quality products for passionate cooks in the area. After a few years managing a local business post-grad school at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, I was ready to strike out on my own doing something I am passionate about. Jenine and I brainstormed for weeks about what we could build for ourselves; opening a kitchen store just seemed right and the seed was then planted.
We spent a good bit of time try to come up with a name and then it just came to us. Our desire was for the name to mean something, so we named it after the most important thing in our lives, our little girls Emma and Elise. Now that we had a name we started working on getting everything up and running.
I have been a passionate cook since I was a child. I would watch cooking shows on television and try to make dishes that I saw the chefs making. It did not always work out but I learned over time and here we are.
We invite you to visit our store and frequent this website for recipes, cooking classes and other news. We’re always open to suggestions for products, classes and anything else. Let us know what you think!
All the best,