Saturday, June 05, 2010

Houle opens Native Chef Catering and Deli

Richard Houle Jr. [left] owns and operates Native Chef Catering & Deli. His daughter, Jeannie Houle manages the deli.

Richard Houle Jr. opened Native Chef Catering & Deli at 320 W. Superior St. in January. His daughter Jeannie manages the deli while he and his son Richard Houle III manage the catering business. Houle, whose nickname is Chef Houlio, said the deli is an inexpensive place for downtown workers to get a lunch. “Your walking out of here with food drink everything under $10.00,” he said. Houle encourages people to try the Thursday pasta bar.

The catering business, formerly Coco’s Catering, specializes in weddings, graduations, golf outings and reunions. Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The phone is (218) 727-6060.
Houle had formerly worked at the Shack, and Bridgeview Country Club in Superior. A former resident of Detroit, and a member of the Fond du Lac band, he thought Native Chef was a good fit for a business name. Their tag line is “at your service”.