Las Personas Cena

Cena’s mission is to make our customer’s lives easier by providing healthy, affordable ready to cook meals!

The Chefs

The Cena concept was to bring the family “back to the table” with good, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare-food.

People think dinner is just about food, but it is so much more; family, connections, and socialization. Cena helps customers make preparing dinner an event instead of just a task. Our customers are large and small families, retired people, singles, working mothers, college kids or anyone else who craves good food. The atmosphere of Cena is warm and inviting, like going into someone’s home for dinner. Cena sells boutique wines that are paired with our food, offers side dishes and desserts, caters, and offers soup, sandwiches and salads on premises. Billy, Lori & Karen all work at Cena (Billy is the predominant one) because we feel that, besides our wonderful food, we want to offer the best possible customer service for our patrons. Some examples of our flexibility and creativity include our very popular kid’s cooking classes, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations for adults, catering for businesses, parties, and event planning.

Background of Owners:

William Stagg (Billy)

Billy has worked in the food service industry for over 22 years. He was employed by Piccadilly Cafeterias for 17 years and managed restaurants in Arizona, Texas and Georgia. Billy also worked several years for other restaurant chains, most recently as an area director for a group of restaurants. These experiences have provided Billy with a good command of the food service industry, both in food preparation, purchasing, human resource management, and financial oversight. Billy is the Operating Partner of Cena. Billy has been married to Lori for over twenty five years and is the brother-in-law of Karen.

Karen Hail

Karen has worked for Mid South Bank for over twenty four years and is currently the Chief Operations Officer and Senior Executive Vice President. She has worked in the banking industry for 38 years and has been involved with 3 national bank start-ups. Karen was named one of the Twenty-Five Most Powerful Women in Banking by U.S. Banker Magazine in 2007. Karen serves the Acadiana community through membership in Big Brothers Big Sisters, serving as past Chairman of the Board and currently as a Board member. She also works with United Way of Acadiana and Leadership Giving. Karen holds a Finance degree from Louisiana State University. She has a vast amount of financial and business experience that will be used to oversee the strategic goals of Cena. Karen is Lori’s sister and sister-in-law to Billy.

Lori Stagg

Lori is currently the Divisional Vice President of Hospice Operations for the LHC Group. The LHC Group operates 20 hospice agencies in six different states and is the 2nd largest home health provider in the United States. She previously worked for a large healthcare provider in Georgia as the Director of Inpatient Services with oversight of over 150 employees. Lori’s primary nursing and management experience has been in the acute care hospital setting, with positions in Louisiana, Georgia, and Texas. She holds an Associate, Bachelors, and Masters degrees in Nursing. As a manager of operations, Lori’s experience will help with oversight of human resources, operations, and training for Cena.