“Duck Dynasty” fans will soon be able to sample family matriarch “Miss Kay” Robertson’s famous recipes for themselves in a bakery she and oldest son Alan are opening in West Monroe.
“It’s been a dream of mine my whole life,” Miss Kay told Gannett Louisiana.
Miss Kay’s Sweets and Eats will be located next door to son Willie Robertson’s Willie’s Duck Diner on Constitution Drive in a 4,400-square-foot store owned by Monroe developer Eddie Hakim.
“Mom always wanted her own place, and we’re excited about being able to share her amazing recipes with our community and the rest of the world,” said Alan, often referred to as the “Beardless Brother.” “This is perfect because it’s adjacent to Willie’s restaurant. We may even connect the two buildings.”
Among the treats for which Miss Kay is most famous: coconut cream and chocolate pies; and bread and banana puddings.
“We’ll probably make miniature versions,” she said.
Also available will be patriarch Phil Robertson’s famous pralines.
“Phil’s pralines will probably lead the pack,” Miss Kay said.
Alan’s daughter Alex, a pastry chef who graduated from the Louisiana Culinary Institute, will be the lead baker for a staff that will include chefs from as far away as Nashville.
“We’ll have an online component, probably even before the bakery is open to the public, where we can ship products anywhere in the world,” Alan said.
Though Miss Kay won’t be part of the day-to-day operation, Robertson said she’s carefully testing all of the final products to be sold.
“I think the hardest thing for me will be not being there every day,” she said. “I want to make sure everything we make in bulk doesn’t lose the flavor of the original.”
“I’m so excited about that,” she said. “I’ve always wanted the opportunity to teach people how to cook.”
“The Robertsons hope to open the bakery by December to take advantage of the Christmas season. Miss Kay’s Sweets and Eats has already been the subject of a new “Duck Dynasty” episode that will premier sometime this fall on A&E.
“Willie tries to stick his big, fat nose into my business in the episode, so there is some funny back and forth,” said Alan, laughing.