Ryan Thibodeaux was born in Calcasieu Parish and was raised in St. Landry Parish. He attended Opelousas High and Y.C.P. Afterwards, he attended ULL for business management. While in school he started a bakery/deli, ThiboDoughs Breads and Bagels. His passion for cooking different cuisines has never stopped. After closing the bakery, he moved up the east coast cooking at different restaurants learning everything he could along the way. His love for Louisiana and his family brought him back home after a few years away. When he is not cooking or researching recipes, he is spending time with his family or riding his motorcycle to satisfy his wanderlust. In 2019 Ryan started working at Prejeans in the prep room and shortly moved into the kitchen on expo. At the beginning of 2020 he was promoted to Kitchen Operations Manager.