Name: Devin De Wulf
Profession: Founder, Krewe of Red Beans
Why New Orleans? This is the only place I can imagine living. A vibrant culture created on our streets—for us, by us, enjoyed by many others.
Describe your vision for our future: I’d love to see our city invest in her people in meaningful ways. I believe we should focus on making quality of life better for residents (tourists will enjoy that too). Better schools, more playgrounds, and farmers markets in more neighborhoods. Above all, not settling for anything less.
What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self? Start roasting ducks, save the fat, and use that to make roasted potatoes!
Describe your charitable work or cause: I’ve always used the Krewe of Red Beans as a force for good. We don't have tons of money, but we have lots of people who are game for a seemingly silly idea. When COVID hit, we got busy—Feed the Front Line NOLA, Feed the Second Line, and the Mask Up Sweepstakes.
Favorite place to listen to music: On the corner
Favorite art gallery: Where Y’art
Best book you've read in the past year: Into the Hands of the Soldiers by David Kirkpatrick
Favorite museum: Backstreet Cultural Museum
Song that can always put you in a great mood: St. James Infirmary (weird right?)
Local business you’ve supported during the pandemic: Big O’s Pops
Interviews have been edited and condensed.
This article appeared in the September 2020 Issue of Adore Magazine.