World-famous chicken salad


In 1968, Albert Bourgerois and Walter Talleau incorporated the mom-and-pop catering business they had been running out of their Gretna kitchen for three years. Ray Comeaux helped run the business, while his wife Jacquie and his sister Jeanette served at parties and weddings. Ray inherited the business in 1990. Mss Jacquie and Jeanette ran the company for two years, fulfilling orders and continuing the tradition. In 2001, a friend of the Comeaux family asked John Gustin and his business partner to run the business. Gustin bought A&W, retaining Jeannette and Jacquie to ensure that all the original recipes were thoughtfully preserved. 

Today A&W is a heritage Gretna establishment, among a handful of family-owned and operated Louisiana establishments to celebrate its first half century. Chef John Gustin continues the tradition serving deviled eggs, finger sandwiches, chicken salad, jambalaya and gumbo. "I never use processed ingredients," says Chef John, "and I never freeze my finger sandwiches."

Fifty years of catering 

your special events. 


Since 1970, A&W Catering Service has been the standard-bearer for quality, dependability, and service on the West Bank.  By using only fresh ingredients and local products, and by making everything by hand, we are proud to provide wholesome and delicious wedding fare, hors d'oeuvre, party plates, and lunch trays for corporate accounts and family friends.

As a family-run company, we take pride in our chef, our kitchen staff, and our impeccable service. Our customer list includes the most important companies on the West Bank. We also maintain bragging rights over returning clients, some as old as A&W. Families have trusted us to cater their life events for 50 years. 

Our commitment to excellence and dedication to our customers have made A&W a Westbank tradition. Whatever your event, we will strive to make the occasion unforgettable. We will treat your guests as if they are ours.  

Let Chef John Gustin design your special menu.  He will help you make your dreams come true.