Company expanding in Lafayette Parish, kitchen jobs open
SCOTT, La. – A Connecticut company with Lafayette roots is expanding in Scott, and that means jobs are open.
Kibberia is completing a state-of-the-art facility in the Lafayette community, a press release said.
The design of the building encourages an efficient flow that can be quickly scaled to support production as needed.
More than 30,000 square meters of the 60,000 square meter facility are used for the kitchen, with 11,000 square meters of cooling surface. The company completes USDA and SQF certification to ensure the highest levels of food safety and quality.
The commercial kitchen is located in the former Discount Furniture building on Cameron Street and supplies local grocery stores and supermarkets with prepared, fresh food.
Founded by Carole Antoun Iskandar (USL 87), the company currently operates a commercial kitchen and restaurant in Danbury, Connecticut. This facility is operated as a sister site to Iskandar.
“We made the decision to expand into Louisiana because we are familiar with the Lafayette community,” said owner Georges Antoun (USL 88). “My wife Martha (USL 83) is from Opelousas and my daughter Katherine, who will be in charge of the kitchen, lives in Lafayette and visits UL Lafayette. Needless to say, we wanted to go back home and give something back to the place we love. “
Individuals can apply in person at 4207 Cameron Street. Antoun: “Our priority is the kitchen team. All of our employees undergo rigorous training and we hope they will be with us for a long time. “
“The City of Scott is very excited about Kibberia. Investment and job creation are economic drivers for a community. The investment from the locally owned Kiberria team gives us the opportunity to market our city in a regional way, ”said Jan-Scott Richard, Mayor of Scott. “We look forward to a wonderful partnership with Kibberia that will bring jobs and growth to our city for many years to come.”
The company’s chefs have created around 250 products, including fresh salads, ready-to-bake and ready-to-eat meals, casseroles and sandwiches. The company also produces a wide variety of seasonal and holiday items. Your retail customers order a subset of the menu based on geography, time of year, and need.
“The opening of Kibberia is an example of what LEDA is trying to achieve with our business and talent attraction efforts – attracting and retaining the best and brightest in state, country and world,” said Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO of Lafayette Economic Development agency.