Shannon & Chad Bourque
Adolph “The Boss” Bourque raised a menagerie of livestock at his home in Port Barre, Louisiana, to feed his family. In 1948 he began selling cuts of meat, eggs, and vegetables to neighbors out his front door. Eventually, he turned his living room market into a freestanding business, with his three sons working at his side. In the 1970s, brothers Carl and Lester Bourque worked together to develop a family boudin recipe for Bourque’s Supermarket. Today, Adolph’s grandsons, Shannon and Chad Bourque, are at the helm of the family business. Under their watch, the boudin got some extra attention; they put their aprons on and got to work, and after approval from the Bourque family, the new boudin recipe made its public debut. It also made its nationwide debut. Bourque’s Supermarket now has an online store and ships boudin everywhere from Houston to Hawaii.