We the People of Gov't Taco, in Order to form a more perfect Taco,

establish Flavors, insure fresh Ingredients, provide for the tastiest consumption, promote the general Food Scene, and secure the Blessings of Tacos to ourselves and to Posterity, do ordain and establish this Taco Shop in the name of Gov't Taco.

Gov't Taco began as a resolution to create modern American tacos for a community yearning for more options. Founding Father Jay Ducote decided to take the initial steps by signing on as the first food vendor in the impending revolution known as White Star Market. At the urging of Chief Confusion Coordinator Blair Loup, the taco concept was created as a ploy for Blair to get constant access to tacos. Gov't Taco got its name because of its home in Louisiana's capital city, its placement on Government Street and from Jay's desire to finally put his two political science degrees from LSU to use in way that can make everyone happy: tacos. The vision has been turned into reality thanks in large part to bringing on Majority Whip Therese Schneider and Hand of the Queen Delainie Dunagan to lead the brigade.

Jay Ducote


Jay is a chef, writer, speaker, entertainer and hugger. He earned a bachelors degree in economics in political science and a masters in political science from LSU, but now he has found a way to eat and drink for a living. Jay finished runner-up on Food Network Star's 11th season and has been cooked at the historic James Beard House in NYC twice. Find out more at jayducote.com.

Therese Schneider


Born in Baton Rouge and raised in Alexandria, Therese Schneider grew up in a home surrounded by food. Laying down roots in mid city Baton Rouge, her love of culinary culture has grown through her years of restaurant experience. When she's not busy being the Majority Whip of Gov't Taco, you can find her checking her blueberry bushes with a glass of wine in hand.

Delainie Dunagan

hand of the queen

Delainie, a true kween of the culinary scene, has developed her love of food and cooking by submersing herself in the restaurant industry of Baton Rouge. Young, but mighty, this gastronomic lioness brings a certain hunger to the Gov’t Taco Kitchen Cabinet. Constantly concocting taco experiments and flirting with flavor, you can catch this mad taco scientist behind the counter or at the bar… eating pluribus tacos.