Chef Rita Fields is the owner of Rita’s Family Creole Kitchen. Her love of cooking was instilled at a very early age, as she began to learn to cook from her grandmother when she was only 5 years old. The restaurant was originally located in Cameron Parish and was destroyed by Hurricane Laura in August 2020. She bought a food truck and used that to feed the homeless and military for free in the immediate aftermath of the storm. Now the restaurant has reopened in Lake Charles. COVID-19 has slowed business but has not stopped it. Rita and her husband Joe now own 3 food trucks. Rita is still featured on Carnival Eats on the Cooking Channel of Food Network. Through it all, Rita has held firm to her faith and believes God is the reason for her success.