New Cajun seafood venture to deliver a mobile culinary experience

March 18th – Saturday March 18th will not only be the first day of the Dogwood Trails celebration, but it will also be the East Texas debut of a brand-new venture by native Carlos Wilson and his cousin Gilbert LaBeouf as the duo Presents’ Repo Cajun Seafood Company.

“It’s going to be a really unique food adventure,” Wilson said. “It’s not a food truck and it’s not a real restaurant. We planned it to be a complete mobile Cajun experience. After so many years in the corporate world and sitting in an office, moving around and being in different places is what we look forward to.”

The name, Rebeaux, is a combination of family names, and a rendering of Louisiana family recipes.

“We combined my last name, Reed, with LeBeouf,” Wilson said. “Gilbert has sacrificed a little bit of the last part of his name, so it seems more recognizable as Cajun.”

Rebeaux’s plan is to create an outdoor venue, modeled after a lobster boil, and designate covered seating areas for diners to enjoy the on-site dining experience.

“Of course, people can take their own food home or somewhere else to enjoy it,” Wilson said. “But atmosphere and party are a huge part of the Cajun dining experience, so we want to bring that in to make the experience more authentic.”

Wilson and LeBeouf are cousins ​​but consider each other as brothers. With family roots in Louisiana and an extensive knowledge of Cajun cuisine, the idea was a no-brainer. And with Wilson’s experience in the mobile business, Cajun seafood repo’s plan fell into place.

“My cigar-making business is fantastic,” Wilson said of his other venture, 1502 & Sterne. “We do a lot of special events, places like restaurants, and lately we’ve had a lot of success in the markets. I’m really happy with the way things are going.”

Success with a project like 1502 & Sterne adds a lot of positive outlook to Wilson and Lebove’s latest idea. Wilson, a retired college basketball coach, is looking forward to welcoming Lebove to the retirement party.

“Gilbert is the Harris County deputy sheriff and is nearing retirement,” Wilson said. “We were looking for the next chapter and this idea was exciting for both of us. I’m really looking forward to seeing where it goes.”

For more information about Rebeaux’s Cajun Seafood Company, call 832-797-5876 or email [email protected]