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About Nonkie Bé's

Bobby and Jeanean Fontenot came to Alaska in 2009, and settled in Palmer in 2011. 

After experiencing a lack of their favorite authentic Cajun foods in Alaska, they began to share their traditional family recipes with friends and family. 

 

In 2012, they made their first attempt at vending to the public at the Valdez Fly-In. “There was probably three plus feet of snow on the ground at the time,” Jeanean recalled. After experiencing how happy people were with their Andouille Po Boy, the Fontenots got excited about bringing more of the heritage they love and sense of humor unique to the countryside they come from to Alaska. 

 

In 2019, things finally got serious enough that the Fontenots were ready to purchase a trailer and begin to move towards full time small business ownership. In May of 2020, Nonkie Bè’s Cajun Faves opened for the first time at Brew Haha in Palmer, Alaska. 

 

Today, the Fontenots operate their food trailer together with a very small team in many locations across Alaska including Palmer, Wasilla, Anchorage, Girdwood, Seward, Homer, Valdez and Fairbanks.

 

These Lafayette-area transplants are here to stay. “We are long term Alaskans. We Love it here. We are happy to be able to share the flavors we grew up eating,” Jeanean said.

 

From May of 2020 to March of 2024, in addition to serving their Cajun Faves at Events, the Fontenots have catered retirement parties, holiday parties, and fundraisers. 

 

Bobby reflected on some of the events they have taken part in, saying, "The joy we get to bring to these special events, through our food, makes our existence beyond fulfilling."

 

"We are looking forward to serving you and finding out what 2024 has in store for Nonkie Bé and his Cajun Faves!" Jeanean said. 

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What Customers are Saying

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Greg Knapp - February, 2024

"Great food! Very nice people. Will definitely be coming back."

Cal Provo - March, 2024

"Our favorite food truck in the Valley!"

Gene McCabe - July, 2023

"Their red beans and rice is legit, but their pecan pie bars are DELICIOUS!"

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Kathy Kyser - May, 2023

"...I spent 18 years in South Louisiana and I miss that food more than anything! Thanks for bringing it to me here in Alaska!"

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Matthew Finch - August, 2023

"Everything was perfectly cooked and good portion sizes. The fries are addictive. I could easily eat here 2-3 per week and be happy. 

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