It should come as no surprise that a city known for its red beans and rice, gumbo, and jambalaya would produce
The Who Dat Chef Super Fan. Walter Blakesley credits his fellow workers, including Mack the Quack, for
inspiring him to create the culinary persona. His costume came about while he was volunteering during an annual Boy Scouts merchandise fundraiser. He transformed a black and gold apron, added a chef’s hat and voila, The Who Dat Chef was born.
Blakesley also donates his time to St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help eradicate childhood cancers. He spearheads
the group known as “Super Fans United,” who have raised over $25,000 by unselfishly shaving their heads at the
charity’s annual event.
On game day, you can find Blakesley stirring it up with other fans around Champions Square, always promoting
his motto, “I’ve been cookin’ up opponents since the discovery of fire.” Indeed, The Who Dat Chef does all that he can to deliver a win with his unique Fleurk, a wooden spoon carved into a fleur de lis. And although he claims to come to each game with a recipe for a win, he’s quick to point out that sometimes the players and coaches don’t always follow it correctly!