Peggy is the Creator/Producer of “Meanwhile, Back At Cafe Du Monde…”, the festive live food monologue shows which was premiered at The Myrtles Plantation in May 2010 with Baton Rouge foodies and personalities on board. The popular live show went on to be produced over 50 times in Louisiana, Mississippi and California with 300 foodies sharing their life stories about food from the Louisiana Lieutenant Governor – Jay Dardenne, The Queen of Creole food — Leah Chase, singer/trumpeter — Jeremy Davenport, Broadway/Film Actress — Savannah Wise, to The Food Network stars.
She is the author of the best selling coffee table/cookbook, Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde…Life Stories About Food published by Pelican Publishing and has been endorsed by Chef Emeril Lagasse, Chef John Besh and Rex Reed.
She is the host of Savoring The Sweetness, a food talk show, produced by Pepper Jay Productions on the Actors Entertainment network. The show premiered in February 2014, guests are chefs and foodies who share their edible journeys, tasty tales, passion and inspiration around food.
As President/Owner of Superstar Events-L.A., Peggy produces unique and memorable red carpet, non-profit and corporate events. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and worked in film, theatre, commercials as an actress for more than 25 years. She is developing southern film projects, including a television pilot of the “Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde” show. She was the Associate Producer of the acclaimed play about human trafficking, Innocent Flesh, written by Kenyetta Lethridge, at the Zephyr Theatre in Hollywood, California which moved to Off-Broadway in the Spring of 2012.
Peggy has been a presenter at The Louisiana Book Festival, The Faulkner Society Words & Music Conference, The California Culinary Historians, The Louisiana Restaurant Association, Women of Infinite Possibilities, and the 2013 Chili Pepper Extravaganza. She has done book signings, cooking demonstrations, television and radio interviews across the country. She has been a contributing writer for Chili Pepper Magazine.
She is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and reside in Los Angeles with her husband, James McDonald, a stockbroker.