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Samantha & Cody Carroll

Food Network “Cajun Aces” stars Cody and Samantha “Sam” Carroll are the dynamic husband and wife team behind New Orleans’ award-winning restaurant Sac-a-Lait and Hot Tails in New Roads, Louisiana.

Born and raised in the small farmer’s town of Batchelor, Louisiana, Cody grew up in his family’s hunting and fishing camps, preparing Louisiana game, waterfowl, and fish and there, his talent and passion for cooking flourished.

At the age of 18, Cody left his family’s farm to attend Louisiana State University and later enrolled at the Louisiana Culinary Institute where he met Samantha, his... READ MORE

Food Network “Cajun Aces” stars Cody and Samantha “Sam” Carroll are the dynamic husband and wife team behind New Orleans’ award-winning restaurant Sac-a-Lait and Hot Tails in New Roads, Louisiana.

Born and raised in the small farmer’s town of Batchelor, Louisiana, Cody grew up in his family’s hunting and fishing camps, preparing Louisiana game, waterfowl, and fish and there, his talent and passion for cooking flourished.

At the age of 18, Cody left his family’s farm to attend Louisiana State University and later enrolled at the Louisiana Culinary Institute where he met Samantha, his future wife/business partner.

Samantha grew up in Gonzales, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans in South Louisiana. Her love for culinary arts stems from waking up on weekend mornings to the distinct scent of roux being prepared in her family’s kitchen for gumbo. To this day, she swears there is no better smell.

After graduating from culinary school in 2010, Sam and Cody transformed a former drive-thru convenience store in New Roads into Hot Tails; a rustic, South Louisiana style restaurant. The establishment was intended to be an outlet for the crawfish being raised in their farm, but has evolved to include a full menu of dishes that have been described as “Hardcore South Louisiana cuisine.”

Since opening, they’ve traveled around the world to showcase Louisiana cooking traditions and ingredients, most notably winning the title of “King and Queen of Louisiana Seafood” in 2013.

In 2015, the couple opened Sac-a-Lait. Set in an old cotton mill in the middle of New Orleans’ Warehouse District, Sac-a-Lait showcases refined southern Louisiana dishes with modern takes on Acadian and Cajun cuisine. At Sac-a-Lait, the Chefs focus on creating bold dishes inspired by the fishing, farming, and hunting culture they grew up in.

In December 2017, Louisiana’s very own culinary couple rose to fame as Food Network stars, showcasing their farm-to-table cuisine and unique style in the kitchen as a true dynamic-duo on their own show: Cajun Aces.

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