The Kitchen Cabinet

For the people, by the people

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 a way that can make everyone happy: tacos. The vision has been turned into reality thanks in large part to bringing on Majority Whip/Executive Chef Therese Albornoz to lead the brigade.

Founding Father

Jay Ducote

Jay is a radio host, television personality, writer, speaker, and entertainer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in political science and a master’s 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, Beat Bobby Flay at a crawfish boil in 2019, and has been cooked at the historic James Beard House in NYC twice. Find out more at

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