The Schaubhut Family

Hello everyone, and thank you for your love and support in our fight against a disease that has affected so many people from all walks of life, in countries all over the world, of all ages and demographics . . .

This is our story.

My name is Carl Schaubhut.  I am lovingly supported by my wife Alix O’Neil Schaubhut in our fight against my recently diagnosed adenocarcinoma in the GE junction.  We have two young children, Carl (Carr) who is 3, and Catherine (Cacoo), who will be 1 in May.  Carr has an infectious spirit with a cautious curiosity for everyone and everything he encounters.  He is our little thinker, and always has been.  Our number one son, Carr loves his superheroes and especially his baby sister, Cacoo.  She is perhaps the happiest baby I have ever known, biased as I am, of course.  She has a smile that lasts all day and an aura that invites strangers to turn their whole day around by just looking at her playful eyes and sweet baby grin. She is a blessing beyond words, and has truly changed my outlook on life.  Luckily, both our children got their mother’s personality- bright, warm, and inviting to everyone- be it old dear friends or those whom she just met.  Alix has a way of seeing into people’s hearts, and is the most genuine, caring human being I have ever known.  I would not be half the man or father I have become without her, and for that I am eternally grateful.   She is a multitasker of astronomical proportions, juggling our two children, our needy boxer Layla, and my demanding hours away as a chef, all while working full time as a nurse at a very busy dermatology office. All of that and somehow finding time to uphold the values of religion, faith, nutrition, and health in our family as well as being a great sibling and friend to her family spread through the South and Midwest.

Beyond my family, food is my passion.  It is what I know, and it is what I love.  I grew up in South Louisiana with German, Italian, and Cajun French roots.  My father (Papa) Carl has always pushed me to do what I love and has been a great support in my career.  He is a great cook as well, and has always made sure our family dinner table is the focal point of social and family gatherings.  I am also supported by my best friend and older brother Jonathan, and my baby sister Anne.  My mother, Rose, has always said I can do anything I want to do.  She has been an inspiration in my life beyond words. Simply put, she is the most amazing person I have ever known!  There would be few that would disagree.  I took her advice and turned what I love into a trade.  I am the Executive Chef of Cafe Adelaide, which is part of the Commander’s Palace Family of Restaurants and is situated in the Loews hotel in downtown New Orleans.  I have cooked professionally since I was 18, and I am now 32. This is all I have ever done, and food has run my life for the past 14 years.  The harsh irony- that so much of what I will need to do moving forward after cancer and surgery will be watching and changing the foods I eat and prepare- is certainly not lost on me, but I am ready for the challenge.  Thank you for joining us in the fight!